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Most people are not aware that weight plays a huge part in how your car performs in all situations. A lighter car has the ability to:
• Accelerate faster
• Stop more quickly
• Handle better
• Get increased gas mileage
Less weight means less work for the engine, brakes, and suspension (this can mean money in your pocket thanks to the engine's ability to more efficiently use power and less wear and tear on the brakes).
*Lighter cars are also less expensive to register in states where registration fees are based on vehicle weight. When buying a new car, consider the cost savings of lighter vehicles.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|