Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7144 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Remember, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 'a locked car sitting in the summer sun quickly turns into an oven,' and 'temperatures can climb from 78 degrees to 100 degrees in just three minutes, to 125 degrees in 6-8 minutes.'
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Quite warm but of course depends on the air temperature outside. This blurb is from a company that sells heat shades and such for cars so take it with a grain of salt.
"Results showed that a parked car without the use of a sunshade experienced extreme heat with the dashboard heating up to 192°F, high enough to cook a chicken and the steering wheel topping out at 191°F, high enough to grill a hamburger. In fact, a car parked in direct sunlight with closed windows can heat up to alarming temperatures in just minutes. The average temperature on the dashboard in a car without a sunshade, after fifteen minutes, reached 149°F. The testing further revealed that, in the same extreme conditions, a car using an accordion style sunshade in the windshield was able to keep the dashboard surfaces an average of 43° F cooler.
Raffik From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1741 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
I popped out to the bank earlier and when I got back, the digital temperature showed 28c. I had only been about 10 minutes. Mind, it is a lovely day today (in the UK anyway). It soon went down once I was on the move and switched the aircon on
BCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
It can get pretty hot, at least here. I guess the air inside a car parked in direct sunlight in a very hot summer day (35C/95F) can heat up to a temperature similar to that you would experience in a sauna (70C/160F - 80C/180F). I guess metal surfaces can get much hotter, though. You can actually get burned with them --and you would get burned in a sauna-- so I guess they might even get close to 100C/210F...
[Edited 2006-05-05 01:24:28]
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Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (10 years 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
It does not even have to be a hot day outside - it can get very hot inside a car on a 55-65F day if you have no windows/sunroof open. Also if your car is darker in color it will not reflect as much sunlight... but that's moot after a few minutes.
2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8957 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (10 years 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Thanks for the input, everyone. I'm looking into the hazards (if any) of keeping a carbon-fiber bicycle in a car during a hot, sunny day. Certain carbon-fiber composites and their bonding materials could become damaged in higher temperatures...
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Every summer the local news does a demonstration on how fast the temps in a vehicle goes up. It also interesting to see the effect on the reporter. By the way it gets hot here in Phoenix. Perhaps thats the reason why white is the #1 color for autos here.
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 21 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Which is testimony to how far automotive technology has come when (generally) most cars can withstand incredible temperature extremes from high to low in short periods of time and systems functions usually still perform as per intent. Regards...jack
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8505 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 20 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Leather tends to be hot on the bum. I have one of those shade things but it only covers the front window. so it all depends on what angle you park your car on. If the rear and side windows are going to get more sun then the front, covering the front window is kind of useless.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13841 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (10 years 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
In a warm spring/fall and of course a typical Summer day in most the world, the tempatures can rise quickly to levels that can cause heat stroke and even death to humans and animals. All states have laws not allowing closed up cars with children or animals in them if the weather is hot. Some people have returned to their cars to find out the police have been called or a good samaritan has broken the windows to let air in or to save the life of a child or animal.
BristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 19 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
I saw an article on the news recently in Phoenix that a car left unattended in 110 can rise to 140 in as little as 10 mins. Then I would guess it would keep rising 'til it gets to a max, I would guess at about 150-160 degs.
You may want to do a search of the Phx news companies as they regularly have features about leaving kids in cars (seems to be about 10 deaths a yr in Phx alone).
Of course not, but it doesn't matter, as the types of carbon fiber utilized in the bicycle industry vary wildly. Not all...or even most...of them use space-shuttle-grade carbon fiber. Temperatures approaching 200 degrees certainly have the potential to damage or degrade certain types of carbon.
Knowing you, you're probably talking from experience...
Cars can heat up very, very quickly to very hot temperatures, the windows let light in (the light from the sun carries with it the sun's heat). The dark in your car absorbs the light and the heat, then when the stuff inside your car heats up, it heats up the air around it (which cant escape cause all the windows are closed). This explains why things such as a leather steering wheel and seat belts are hotter than the air itself inside your car. Long story short, if left long enough, you could probably cook things (like babies as our russian friend has pointed out) in your car.
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: These are realistic figures in direct sun with ambient temp. 100-110.f. While visiting Phoenix, Az. one 110f day, I left my wallet in a briefcase sto
: I'm not sure why our friend Bobster seems to have such a problem with all of this...it's a very real concern for anyone transporting modern bicycles
: Because you can make measurements with a thermometer. The important thing is the difference between inside and outside temperature. If it's only 70 d
: I used to have a black car with a dark grey interior - needless to say my current car is white. Even at about 15-20C outside, if it was sunny the temp
: This happens alot here in Florida I'm sad to say. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/pbccent...aper/2006/05/02/s1b_baby_0502.html this just happened this w