We’ve all opened a car door in high summer and recoiled from the intense heat – but have you ever wondered just how hot it gets inside your car in summer?
Tony O’Kane and Jade Pummeroy risked hydration and complexion in a supervised experiment that puts some real science around the myth of car interior temperature.
With first aid standing by, the two endured searing heat and terrible puns, but at least they got to enjoy a cooling ice cream before things got too hot to handle.
You'll also hear from St Johns Ambulance about just how dangerous it can be for a child stuck inside a hot car, and the surprising number of times that ambulances are called out every day for kids stuck in a car.
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- Does air-conditioning affect engine power?
- Warming up the engine - fact or fiction?
- Driving distracted is as dangerous as it sounds
- Cooking on a car engine - is it possible?
4:00pm Sunday, Channel 10 (check your guides)
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