Vehicles & Lightning - National Lightning Safety Institute. So, what does lightning do to a car? Well, for starters, you should never touch metallic objects which touch the outside of the car during a lightning storm. No gear levers, door handles, etc. Lightning can destroy wiring & electronics, may wreck the paint job or scorch the body.
June 22-28 is National Lightning Safety Week. #Lightning strikes may be dangerous, but you can protect yourself from risk even if you are caught outdoors when lightning is close by. Click to learn more.