battery in trunk why is that

Asked by Aug 17, 2013 at 06:26 PM about the Dodge Charger

Question type: General

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There are a few reasons why automakers put the battery in the trunk: It creates more room under the hood, where it can be a tight fit for the increasing amount of necessary electronics and components. Also, it’s a way to create better weight distribution to increase handling performance, as the battery can weigh a good 40 to 60 pounds. Even though the battery is in the trunk, there are remote terminals under the hood that you use to jump-start the car if the battery conks out. If you have a trunk-mounted battery, always check your owner’s manual for the proper jump-starting procedure.

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you have less space in the trunk and if the battery leaks it will do damage to carpet or you belongings

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You do not need to worry about the carpet in your trunk. As I'm sure anyone who owns a newer charger knows.

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I would be more concerned with gasses such as hydrogen that can leak from batteries and cause explosions

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