Venson Automotive Solutions has some hot issues for you this summer as the heat-wave continues.
Pens and plastic bottles pose unlikely threats to your health along with more likely dangers.
- Disposable lighter: Lighters are very dangerous to have in a vehicle because they have the ability to explode in high temperatures which can cause damage to glass inside the vehicle or burn holes in the seats.
- Pens: Maybe small but can burst and leave ink in the vehicle. Clean-up can be expensive and stains a challenge to remove.
- Aerosol cans: Whether lubricants, paint or deodorant the pressure inside the container can build-up and explode in high temperatures. Check the side of the can for storage instructions.
- Disposable batteries:Heat can make acid in batteries prone to leaking. If this happens when left on a seat it can burn holes in the upholstery.
- Plastics: Plastics can melt in high temperatures, and never drink from a plastic water bottle that has been left in the car. Chemicals in the bottle’s plastic could leak into the drink and cause health problems.
- Petrol canasters: If the vehicle heats up from the sun, vapours inside the canaster can expand and the increasing pressure will not allow the vapours to escape, which could result in the canister exploding. Make sure you use a ‘fit for purpose’ canister.
- Canned carbonated beverage: If left inside the vehicle in blistering heat, can blow up.