Most of us spend a considerable amount of time in our cars, driving from one place to another. So it’s probable that you have things in your car that shouldn’t really be there, like candy wrappers and water plastic bottles.
Well, it’s good to stay hydrated at all times, but experts are sending a warning message urging drivers not to leave plastic bottles lying around haphazardly. Although a plastic bottle might seem completely harmless, it can actually put your life at risk.
One man learned this lesson the hard way after his truck caught on fire. “Light was just shining through the driver’s side window and shone right through (the water bottle) and burned those two spots in the seat right there,” said the man after the incident.
So, how was that possible?
It’s actually not that complicated. You see, water bottles act in the same way as a magnifying glass, refracting light from the sun. During high temperatures, the heat from the sun can get so powerful that it can actually start a fire.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so make sure to keep this information in mind the next time you get behind the wheel.

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