CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- It's still spring, but summertime temperatures seem to be arriving already. This month, central Virginia has seen 85-plus-degree weather.

Although it may not be obvious, these hotter temperatures actually affect car safety.

"We've recommended checking the heat index," said Kaitlyn Duvalois with Loving Arms Home Care, a private agency in Charlottesville that specializes in tailored care solutions for people that may need extra help.

It's similar to the "feels like" readout on your phone.

"That is a simple task that can be done," she said.

It's a feature many people will start to check again as temperatures rise before they get in their car to go somewhere. But, once parked it's important to never leave anyone alone in a car that can heat up like an oven in hot weather, even those who you may think are capable of escaping it on their own.

She says she's heard stories of heat-related deaths when someone is left inside a car.

"Luckily, none of that has ever happened to our agency, but we really do stress that our caregivers take the proper precautions," said Duvalois.

Those precautions taken by caretakers include prepping their client before an outing, ensuring they are dressed appropriately, have all of their mobility aids, and letting them know that they can take breaks.

"And then making sure they are hydrated. Hydration is a big factor," she said.

Morgan Dean, a spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic, says to do the same.

"In some people's minds, they think, 'Oh, we are still in the springtime it's not super-hot yet. A child, a senior, an animal may be okay in a vehicle.' Those vehicles, even on a relatively mild day in the 70s those vehicles, with the windows up, can really heat up," he said.

The hot weather can not only be unsafe in a parking lot where cars aren't moving, but also on a busy street where they are moving.

'With the weather heating up, we are going to see a lot more motorcycles on the roadway. A lot of motorcyclists will put their bikes away for the wintertime, but now that we are into that prime riding time period they are going to be back out and about," he said.

In 2022 in Virginia, there were a little over 2,000 motorcycle-involved crashes, resulting in 113 deaths, with 111 of the fatalities being motorcyclists or a passenger on a motorcycle, according to the Virginia DMV.

"The warning to drivers: Be on the lookout for our friends and neighbors on their motorcycles and give them that space they need to be safe," said Dean.

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and it's a good reminder for drivers to take precautions when driving around motorcycles and to share the road safely and responsibly.