Unlike Elsa, the cold bothers us (and our cars) anyway.

We all know this arctic blast system is hanging around for the whole week. Temps in the negatives, there's still snow and ice on the ground, it's just icky.

And because it's so cold, you probably want to get out of your car and into your house/office ASAP. It already takes an extra 15 minutes to warm up your car in the first place, and when you finally get to where you're going, it's like a race against time to get out of the cold. That can lead to you realizing you left something in the car and getting hit with that feeling of dread, like "ugh but do I really need to go in the cold and get it though?"

Some things are fine in the cold. You can get away with leaving certain items in your car this week, as long as you don't mind them being super cold next time you try to use them. My snow brush, a jacket, and Christmas wrapping paper (?) are all in the backseat of my car right now. Those can stay in the car (at least until it warms up enough for me to clean it out).

But not everything can. Obviously, any kind of liquids you have in the car will absolutely freeze up. So here's your list of stuff you can't leave in the car this week, so you know what you have to indeed go back out into the cold and get when you get home.

Do Not Leave These 6 Items In Your Car During A Cold Snap

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Winter season in the Quad Cities means cold temperatures, heavy snow, and slick roads. Hopefully, you won't ever need to tap into your winter emergency kit, but it's better to have one in your car than to be unprepared. Make sure you have these essential items in your car before winter arrives in the Quad Cities.

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