Do NOT Leave These Items In Your Freezing Car Tonight

posted by @JeffHurley << Follow me on Twitter -

In these subzero temps check out the following items you don’t want to leave in the car under any circumstance:

  1. Cellphones - Apple advises against storing the  iPhone or iPad at temperatures below negative-four degrees, and they  shouldn't be operated at temperatures lower than 32-degrees. Similarly,  Samsung phones and other electronics issue the same advisory.  “Lithium-ion batteries popular in cellphones are the most vulnerable  component to cold,” USA TODAY reports. They should work fine once they  warm back up, but repeated exposure could cause problems.
  2. Soda or beer – Water expands when it freezes and  for canned liquids that means they can explode. “The freeze temperature  for Coca-Cola is 30-degrees, and the temperature for beer that's 5%  alcohol by volume is 27-degrees (higher-alcohol beers freeze at lower  temperatures),” NJ.com reported.
  3. Musical Instruments – When objects freeze, they  contract which can cause tuning issues and more serious damage like  cracking. "Damage can be done when an instrument shrinks as a result of  the cold air. If your instrument is made of real wood, the cold air can  cause cracking, which is very expensive to repair. Sometimes they are  broken beyond repair," according toThe Real School of Music.
  4. Eggs – Eggs shouldn’t be allowed to freeze in their  shells. If this happens, throw away any cracked ones. You can thaw  cracked ones in the refrigerator right before use. "These can be hard  cooked successfully, but other uses may be limited. That's because  freezing causes the yolk to become thick and syrupy so it will not flow  like an unfrozen yolk or blend very well with the egg white or other  ingredients," according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food  Safety and Inspection Service.
  5. Canned Foods – Same as the soda or beer, water  expands when it freezes causing the can to crack open, spoiling the  contents. "If the product doesn't look and/or smell normal, throw it  out. DO NOT TASTE IT! If the seams have rusted or burst, throw the cans  out immediately, wrapping the burst can in plastic and disposing the  food where no one, including animals can get it," according to the USDA.

To read the complete list, click HERE!

Source: USA Today

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