The record-breaking cold continues. Here are things you shouldn’t leave in a cold car.
Cellphones: Lithium-ion batteries popular in these devices are particularly vulnerable to extreme cold.
Canned beverages: They might explode.
Musical instruments: Those made of wood may contract with the cold, causing tuning issues and other damage.
Medication: Freezing causes certain drugs to lose their effectiveness, including those that need to be shaken.
Low gas tank: Keeping the gas level above half a tank will prevent fuel lines from freezing.
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