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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-04-2020, 01:25 PM
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I understand why cold make the car less efficient, but why does rain?
Rain leaves a film of water on the road. Rolling resistance goes up dramatically as a result. Packed snow is actually better in this regards and slush is the absolute worst from this perspective.

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I understand why cold make the car less efficient, but why does rain?
All vehicles lose mileage in rain: It's more difficult to move through than air and it works as a lubricant, making it more difficult for the tires to develop friction with the road surface. Plus rain often includes wind... In short, the vehicle needs to work harder so uses more "fuel".
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