The Start-Stop function is becoming increasingly common in cars, but what exactly is it and what are the benefits? Read the blog post to find out.
How the Start-Stop function works
The Start-Stop function temporarily stops the engine when the car is stationary and restarts it automatically when driving resumes.
In concrete terms, it works as follows: if you stop your vehicle, in this example an automatic car, at a red light, the engine automatically switches off. All you have to do is keep the brake pedal depressed. When the light turns green, you simply take your foot off the brake pedal and the engine will start again. A manual gearbox works in a similar way. As soon as you get to a red light, you brake, put the car in neutral and take your foot off the clutch, the engine stops. When the light turns green and you press the clutch, the engine starts again.
Benefits of the Start-Stop function
By reducing fuel consumption, you help to reduce exhaust emissions and protect the environment. Since the Start-Stop function simply switches off the engine at traffic lights or in traffic jams, you also save fuel and don't have to go to the petrol pump as often.
As you can see, the Start-Stop function has many advantages and is also very useful. It's good for the environment and for your wallet, but it’s up to you to decide whether it's right for you. Find all our cars here, some of which also have a start-stop function. If you would like more information about the cars or the car subscription, just get in touch.