Blog Post - Never Leave these in Your Vehicle During Freezing Weather

The Top Items to Never Leave in Your Vehicle During Freezing Weather

Brrr, Pittsburgh has officially turned into a winter wonderland! As you bundle up and prepare your car for the cold temperatures, don't forget about your belongings that often get left behind. Trust us, leaving certain items in your car during freezing weather can lead to some not-so-fun consequences. We've rounded up a list of things you should definitely NOT leave in your car during this chilly season. Check it out below!


Listen up, techies! Your beloved gadgets like phones and laptops won't fare well in freezing temps. Don't let the cold drain their battery life or mess with their functionality. It's best to keep them warm and cozy with you or in a snug bag while on-the-go.


You know the saying "keep your friends close, but your meds closer"? Well, that applies even more during colder months. Extreme temperatures can mess with the effectiveness of medications, and let's not forget about potential hazards if they freeze and thaw out. Keep them by your side or in a temperature-controlled environment for best results.


We know you love your water bottles and soda cans, but don't let them freeze and explode in your car. Trust us, it's not a pretty sight. Keep all beverages with you or store them in a place that won't turn into an ice rink.


We totally get the temptation to leave your valuables like jewelry or cash in the car while you run errands. But here's the cold truth - extreme temperatures can damage them and make them an easy target for theft. Keeping your treasures close or in a secure location is always safer.

Aerosol Cans

Let's be real; we all love a good spritz of air freshener or deodorant before heading out. But don't let the cold put a damper on your fragrance game. Aerosol cans can burst open in freezing temperatures, creating a major safety hazard. Keep them warm and cozy with you, or store them in a temperature-controlled environment.

Your Glasses

Attention all four-eyed folks! The cold isn't so kind to your glasses - it can make frames and lenses brittle or even crack. And let's not forget about your sunglasses - they deserve love, too. So make sure to keep them with you or in a warm and cozy spot.

Low Gas Tank, Engine Oil, Wiper Fluid

Okay, these aren't exactly items you leave in the car, but they're just as important. Don't let low levels of gas, engine oil, wiper fluid, and antifreeze ruin your day. Keep them properly filled to avoid issues with starting your car or potential damage in freezing temps.

And you know not to leave your children or pets in the car, right?

We shouldn't have to say it, but just in case - don't leave your kiddos or fur babies in the car during this extreme cold! Keep them warm and safe with you at all times.

Bottom Line

We know, we know - it's a lot to remember. But trust us, taking these precautions will save you from major headaches (and expenses) down the road. So next time you head out in the cold, make sure to take your belongings with you or store them in a safe place. Swing by a Mr. Magic Car Wash near you for a top-notch car cleaning experience that'll leave your ride sparkling! And, if you're near our Moon Township location, schedule an appointment to treat your vehicle to our interior detailing services for that extra touch of magic. Let us help keep your car looking its best this winter season. See you soon!

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    2752 Banksville Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216

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    2705 South Park Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Bethel Park Rapid Wash

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    5150 Library Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Buggy Bath Car Wash

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    3800 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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    1185 Washington Pike
    Bridgeville, PA 15017

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    1136 N Main St Ext
    Butler Twp PA 16001
    Formerly C&S Wonder Wash

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    427 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234

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    20320 Route 19
    Cranberry, PA 16066
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

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    970 Washington Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Formerly Clean Car Express

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    5503 Babcock Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

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    8650 University Blvd.
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
    Formerly Globe Car Wash

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    107 Clairton Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    Formerly Mr. Speedy's Car Wash

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    1860 Painters Run Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241

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    Wexford, PA 15090
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

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    3 Chaplin Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26501
    (833) 456-2747

    767 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26505
    (833) 456-2747

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