Most drivers have tuned their car before vacation summer, but not many do the same when the rest period is over. And within this maintenance work comes the root removal: Why is this so important?
Summer is the travel season par excellence. Vehicles add kilometers… and theirs trunks pile things which was forgotten and remained there for the rest of the year. Reason why it is necessary to review everything saved in GRAB of what This is not necessary On a daily basis.
More consumption and less autonomy
All that TOOLS required to deal with a day of playa (chairs, umbrellas, fridge, toys…) not needed in the coldest months of the year. Also not good to carry snow chains to circulate in summer. The same happens with sports equipment which is not used daily or tools which, at one point, was used to make some car repairs.
For example, a set of golf clubs can weigh up to 15 kilos, a child seat oscillates between 10 and 15 kilos, while the skateboard is about a kilo and a half.
This extra weight translates into a higher fuel consumption (petrol and diesel) and a reduced on autonomy in the car if it is an electric one. Something that can be avoided by a simple saving gesture that many drivers forget: empty the trunk and do not make it a storage.
This is the effect of the consumption tree
The explanation is simple. Those extra kilos They force the engine to make a greater effort than usual to move the car. Or what is the same: to travel the same route, a car is needed more fuel. It is true that, without all the packages, the consumption figure is not noticeable, even if the tank lasts a long time.
There are several studies on the subject and whose conclusions support the need to clean the trunk after vacation to leave its foundations. According to RACE, driving to 100 kilos unnecessary makes the CONSUMPTION in a mid-sized car was shot up to 6%.
For its part, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that, for each 50 extra kilos, consumption may increase between 1 and 2%. And, at that time, Chevrolet assured that 100 extra kilos means spending 2% more on fuel.
Location is also important
Not only do you need to bring the essentials, you also need to put it right. Hills big and heavy should be located behind and in the middle so the main axle takes most of the load. Lighter packs go around and outside.
This distribution not only affects consumption, but also BEHAVIOR car. It should be taken into account that the extra kilos increase the braking distance, in addition to reducing the strength and the balance.