What happens when lightning hits a car?

Basically... nothing! You will hear of course a verry big noise, you will see a intense violet light. Possibly you will feel smell of ozone. The lightning will discharge itself through the car's metall body in the ground, and due to the Faraday effect it will not break into the car. It's possible...

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Why do you get a creaking sound from under the hood of your 1997 Dakota at idle sounds like an old door opening is this sound the reason your oil gauge is low at idle?

because it is so old (get a new car like a 57)

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What do warning signs look like on the road?

Usually they say "warning" on them, in bright red and white.

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Does mobile crane need lightning protection?

yes it does. Chesapeake Construction LLC. contractors-structural&decorative concrete

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Can lightning disable a car starter?

It is possible that it can burn out the solenoid, yes.

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Can a lightning strike beside your car mess with the electrical system?

Typically no, as the rubber from the cars tires will ground the vehicle preventing any damage. That is not to say that it is impossible. A close enough lightning strike could cause damage.

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How can i protect my car from rusting in the winter?

car will only rust id moisture can get thru the paint. other than that, leave it in the garage

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What happens after a thunder storm?

It goes away and moves onto another place, then everything will be normal again.

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Can lightning affect your car?

Any shock to your vehicle's electric system will, more often than not, cause some sort of damage, though it has happened that a vehicle had been stuck by lightning without any noticeable affects at all.

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Can a thunderstorm hurt you?

Yes. Thunderstorms can create a number of potential hazards including lighting strikes, flash flooding, hail, severe wind gusts, and tornadoes.

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How does a car protect you when you crash?

Your car's chassis acts as a Faraday cage. All the electrons are repelling each other, so that all of them travel the outside of the surface of the vehicle, rather then passing through anything inside the vehicle, including your body.Even though the tires are made of rubber, they are deliberately...

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Can a thunderstorm cause your car to think it is being broken into?

yes, thunder and lightning can set off alarms and other safety devices

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How can you make a seatbelt more comfortable?

Go to Wal-mart and buy a seatbelt pad. They velcro on, are padded , and can slide up/down to fit exactly on the shoulder of whoever is driving. Trust me well worth the trip.

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Can lightning strike you through your car sunroof?

When it comes to lightning anything is possible, but it is highly unlikely. Lightning can for sure strike a car but as long as you are not touching any metal part of the car you are safe. Lighting will take the shortest path to ground and that is always metal not glass. I have never heard of ligh...

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Did the thrust ssc break the sound barrier?

Yes it reached a speed of 763 MPH in Nevada in 1997. It had an F4 Phantom Jet engine.

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Can you be electrocuted if you are in your car in a thunderstorm?

NO.i saw a programme on telly where they simulated a lightning strike on top of a car. the charge went round the frame and into the rubber tyres that were in touch with the ground.2 people were sat in it and were ok. i daresay it may be different if your windows were down and you were touching th...

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Why would you want to was your car after driving on salted winter roads?

because salt can rust your car and eat away at the metal

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Why would someone driving a Porche BMW Mercedes or any other fast sportcar decide to go 15 miles below the speed limit when they most certainly have the car to go faster?

The Real reason is they don't want everybody in the world thinking that they have to show off in front of some idiot in a pinto thinking that their car belongs on fast and the furious. It is a personal preference showing off does not happen in 5 o'clock traffic catch one at night you might see it...

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What if your car gets it by lightning?

nothing it is insulated by the tires just dont try to get out when it happens

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Will it hurt if piston rods go back in different than before rebuild?

Probably not, especially if the rods were thoroughly reconditioned and the "big end" was honed back into shape.

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Can a car be repair after a lightning strike?

Usually lightning wont damage your car because its grounded through the tires.

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How do you repair damage to a car's paintwork caused by bat droppings?

you buy paint protection

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