Many of us have spent the last few days preparing for our temperatures to become even more bitterly cold. Hopefully, you’ve taken steps to make sure your family, your pets, and your home are ready for the frigid weather. Before you settle in to ride out this winter blast though, you should check the inside of your car to make sure you didn’t accidentally leave something outside that could cause an expensive mess.
Here are some of the things you should NOT leave in your car when it’s freezing outside:
Drink Bottles & Cans
Ever stick a drink in your freezer to chill it quickly but then forget it’s in there? If so, you’ve seen that the contents inside will expand and can cause the container to burst. If you leave a forgotten drink in your car this week, you may discover a sticky mess the next time you go for a drive.
In 2016, the sheriff’s office in Lincoln County, Montana posted a warning on Facebook about this along with a picture of a CASE of soda no longer suitable for drinking.
Then in 2017, a television station in Spokane, Washington did an experiment to see what happened when several cans of soda were left in a car in freezing weather. A GoPro captured one can after another bursting and thanks to KREM 2 we can share that with you without having to damage one of our own cars.