Summer time is here! It’s the time for Toyota road trips, beach excursions and unfortunately, hot cars. We want to make sure that you have a great summer, so our team at Toyota of North Charlotte put together a list of things you shouldn’t leave in your car during hot weather. Our list should help you avoid any unexpected messes that may occur in your reliable Toyota because of the summer heat.
Unconventional items to take out of your hot car
When you’re driving around in a hot car near Charlotte, you’re usually thinking about where you’re going to go to cool off, rather than what you need to take out of your vehicle to avoid damage or auto detailing. Those grueling summer temperatures can be just as rough on your items as they are on you. The beaming sun can quickly turn your stagnant parked car into an oven! This can lead to many of your items being destroyed as well as your car being potentially damaged because of it. Here is our list of the things most people don’t know they shouldn’t leave in their N Charlotte hot car.
- Sun glasses / glasses
Many people wear sunglasses or regular glasses when they are driving. These nifty eyewear pieces can help you get a better view of the road, but make sure to take your eyewear out of the car with you during hot weather. High temperatures can cause your eyewear with plastic frames can melt and ruin your vehicle, and metal eyewear can warp.
- Bottled water
Make sure not to leave plastic bottles in your car. Some water bottles are made with plastic that contains BPA, a chemical that can be bad for your health. Drinking water for these bottles is normally ok if they’re stored in cool temperatures or at room temperature. But if these bottles are stored in high temperatures for some time, like your hot car, the BPA starts to breakdown from the plastic and goes into the water. That’s why you never want to drink water bottles that were left in your hot N Charlotte Toyota, or even keep them there to begin with.
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
The warm temperatures from N. Charlotte’s summer are not good for some of your hygiene products. Your toothbrush can quickly turn into a bacteria breeding ground in a hot car. And high temperatures start decomposing the mint in most toothpastes, giving it a foul odor instead of a minty fresh one.
Everyone has come home from shopping and forgot to take something in from the car at least once. But this is something that you don’t want to during hot temperatures with perishable foods. This can leave your car smelling funky for quite some time.
Known items to get out of your N. Charlotte Toyota
Since we covered the items that most people think are ok to leave in their N Charlotte hot car, we’re going to quickly hit on the ones that most people already know to take out. These items include:
- Canned Soda
So make sure to take all of these items out of your vehicle during those hot summer days. Doing this will help keep your car looking great all summer long!