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Items You Shouldn't Keep In a Cold Car

Temperatures are going to be dipping low!

January 3, 2018

Is it cold enough out there for you? It's supposed to get down to 15 the next couple of nights and with the windchill, it will surely feel more like single digits or even negative temperatures. Eek!

I wonder if we will see any school delays before this week ends with these forecasted lows?

When it's as cold as it's going to be for the next few days, there are some precautions you should take to protect yourself and your things. Do you leave a work bag in the car overnight with a computer in it? This is something you will want to avoid while the temperatures are below freezing. 

1. Cellphones: You shouldn't leave your phone in the car in the first place because you're just inviting someone to break in and take it. Your phone can actually freeze and not start up until it's warmed enough. Plus the extreme cold is bad for your battery and the hard drive that holds all your selfies and videos of your cats. 

2. Computers/Tablets: The cold temperatures can cause your screen to crack. It can also damage the battery and storage as well.

3. Carbonated Beverages: Soda, beer, champagne should not be stored in your car when it's this cold outside. Ever leave a soda in the freezer? It exploded, right? The same thing will happen but inside your car. No one has time to clean up that mess.

4. People/Pets: You'd think everyone knows this right? Sadly, they don't or they forget. Pets and people will freeze inside a cold car in very cold temperatures too.

5. Your ice scraper/snow brush: If it's cold enough, the car will freeze shut and you won't be able to get them out. It's always good to keep one inside the car and one in your house.

It even snowed in parts of Florida!