We are taking a break this week from our regular auto tips to bring you a very important piece of information. It breaks our hearts every time we hear of a child or a pet left in a hot vehicle, even if it’s “just for a minute”.

Summer is in full swing, and the temperatures are higher than in previous years.

Below is a video of how hot and how fast a car’s temperature can go up.

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The UMFA is pleased to announce Cars and Conversation, an exciting event featuring America’s best-known car enthusiast and host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On July 14 at 8 pm,  Jay Leno will take the stage of Kingsbury Hall with Ken Gross, guest curator of Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile, for a lively discussion about everything auto. Jay and Ken will exchange great car discovery stories, talk about Jay’s lifetime involvement with cars, and discuss his many automotive adventures as a pace car driver. Cars and Conversation will conclude with an interactive question and answer session with the audience. For more information go to www.speedumfa.com