What Should You Never Leave in Your Car?

Most people are aware that they should never leave valuables in their car. However, there are other items that you may not realize should never be left in your car. Here is a list of items that you should never leave in your care, regardless of whether or not they appear valuable.

1. Electronics – Items such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones are all prime targets for thieves. If you must leave them in your car, be sure to hide them out of sight.

2. Jewelry – Even if it’s just costume jewelry, leaving it in your car is asking for trouble. Thieves will often smash windows to get to visible jewelry.

3. GPS Devices – GPS devices are another popular target for thieves. Not only can they sell the device itself, but they can also use it to track your movements and plan future burglaries.

4. Garage Door Openers – If a thief finds your garage door opener, they will have access to whatever is inside your garage (and potentially your home). Keep it with you at all times or store it securely out of sight.

Food & Drink. A bottle of wine sealed with a cork is just the beginning

Regarding food and drink, there are a few things you should never leave in your car. A bottle of wine sealed with a cork is just the beginning. Here are five more items to consider:

1. Chocolate

Chocolate can melt in your car, especially if it’s left in direct sunlight or in a hot environment. If the chocolate melts and gets on your upholstery, it can be very difficult to clean. Plus, the smell of melted chocolate can be quite nauseating.

2. Dairy products

Dairy products such as milk and cheese can spoil quickly, especially in warm weather. The heat causes bacteria to grow more quickly, which can lead to food poisoning. If you must transport dairy products, be sure to keep them cool by storing them in a cooler with ice packs.


Aerosol Cans

Aerosol cans are not something that you should ever leave in your car. They are highly flammable and can explode if they get too hot. If you must keep them in your car, make sure to store them in a cool, dry place away from any heat source.


There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a sunscreen to keep in your car. First, make sure the SPF is high enough to provide adequate protection. Second, choose a water-resistant formula if possible. And finally, make sure the sunscreen is easy to apply so you can quickly and easily get the coverage you need.

With those factors in mind, here are our picks for the best sunscreens to keep in your car:

For face and body: Coppertone Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

This water-resistant sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. It’s also non-greasy and won’t clog pores, making it ideal for use on both face and body.

For sensitive skin: Vanicream Sunscreen Sport SPF 35

This chemical-free sunscreen is ideal for those with sensitive skin. It provides broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays without causing irritation or redness.

For kids: Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Protection Lotion SPF 70

This water-resistant formula is ideal for kids who love spending time outdoors playing in the s and and water. It provides broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays while also being gentle on delicate skin


However, there are some things that you should never leave in your car. Lighters are one of them. Here’s why:

1. They’re A Fire Hazard

This should be obvious, but lighters are a fire hazard. If left in a hot car for too long, they can easily start a fire. In fact, even if they’re not left in a hot car, lighters can still pose a fire risk if not used properly.

2. They Can Explode

Lighters can also explode if not used properly or if they’re left in a hot car for too long. This is obviously extremely dangerous and could cause serious injury or even death.

Plastic Bottles

Most people know that it’s important to recycle plastic bottles, but did you know that you shouldn’t leave them in your car? The problem is that when the temperature outside gets hot, the plastic can actually release toxins into the air. So, if you’re going to drink from a plastic bottle while you’re driving, be sure to dispose of it properly when you’re done.


Batteries contain acid that can be dangerous if it comes into contact with skin or eyes. If a battery leaks, the acid can damage paint and other surfaces. Batteries should always be securely fastened in their holders to prevent them from moving around and leaking acid.

If you must change a battery, always wear gloves and eye protection. Be careful not to drop the battery or allow it to come into contact with anything metal as this could cause a short circuit and sparks. Never try to jump start a car with a dead battery by using another car’s battery as this could also cause sparks that could ignite any flammable liquids nearby such as gasoline


In addition to temperature extremes, leaving electronics in your car can also expose them to potential thieves. If you have an expensive phone or GPS device visible in your car, for example, there’s a good chance that a thief will break into your car to steal it. And even if you have insurance that will cover the cost of replacing stolen electronics, it’s still a huge hassle to deal with.

So what should you do? The best solution is simply not to leave any electronics in your car when you’re not using them. If you must leave them in your car (for example, if you’re going on a long road trip), make sure they’re well-protected from both temperature extremes and potential thieves.

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