Most probably, you may be taking a bottle of water when you’re out running errands. Grabbing a water bottle on wherever you go is a smart move as it’s an important fact to drink plenty of water throughout your day to stay healthy and focused.

But you should remember that it’s not good to leave the water bottle in the car.

It will be annoying to take the bottle everywhere you go, so you’ll leave it in the car. But, this consequence could be more dangerous than you even think.

A group called IdahoPower on Facebook recently posted a story regarding a local man who experienced this danger.

To be most environmentally conscious, a battery technician Dioni Amuchastegu typically carries a bottle of water with him to work. One day, Dioni noticed smoked out of the corner of his eye while sitting in his car for his lunch.

He saw that light was being refracted through his plastic water bottle when he checks out this situation. With the intensity of the light from that hot summer, the bottle led the passenger seat 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.”

Even plastic bottles can do the same just like light transferring through a magnifying glass that can set on fire. It will naturally spread over your car terrifyingly fast.

So the best thing you can do is keep plastic bottles out of your car. If you don’t have time to keep them away from your car make sure to keep them away from direct sunlight.

It’ll also unsafe to your direct health when you left the water bottle in your car. According to the studies conducted in the past few years, harmful chemicals may be released into the water when plastic bottles are left in a hot enough car for long enough.


It takes at least a week to make this water dangerous, it also needs some serious heat. You can water your plants with it the next time you find an old water bottle on your car.