Picture this: its a hot summers day, you got up early to go to the park, and, having spent a few hours there, are ready to drive home. You open your car and immediately regret your decision – your car is now roughly the temperature of the sun! The seats have become molten lava and don’t even think about touching the steering wheel. Many experiments have shown that even on a cooler summer day, temperatures inside a closed vehicle can quickly exceed 125°F (about 52°C). It seems that cars are built to turn into a hot oven, and, as you will see later, we mean it literally! All your stuff, including electronic devices, medicine, or food, could end up getting permanently damaged at these temperatures.