Excess Payload In The Car

Discussion in Auto & Moto started by Alexandoy • Jul 6, 2017.

  1. Alexandoy

    AlexandoyWell-Known Member

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    I rode with a cousin in her car the other day for a short trip. When I opened her car’s trunk, I found it full of things that she doesn’t use regularly. Like the 2 folding chairs and a beach umbrella that are for picnic purposes. There’s also the gallon of water for the radiator which I think a liter would be enough. And she was surprised when I told her that extra payload consumes gas. With that, she promised to clean the car trunk of excess payload. Think of a heavier payload when going on a long trip, that’s a lot of extra gas.
     
  2. Jason76

    Jason76Active Member

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    I'm wondering, though, how much gas does the extra payload consume? Is it enough to be concerned about? I mean, we should all take precautions, but some are more urgent than others. Also, the thing about a heavy payload is simply one in many mistakes drivers can make when dealing with gas mileage.