It’s that time of year, again. I need to remind everyone: Laptops should not be left in hot cars.

Laptops (and tablets and cellphones) are vulnerable to the extreme temperatures in a car in sunlight. In very little time, the extreme heat build-up in your vehicle can bake your computer’s screen panel, or ruin other delicate components. Perhaps the worst that can happen is the device’s battery might explode!

If you wouldn’t leave your pet in the car, then definitely take your laptop out, too!