The Science of the Car Boot

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‘The Science of the Car Boot’, you’ve got to be kidding! A boot is a boot, nothing to it! Right?

Not so fast!

Let’s start with the obvious: Car manufacturers bring out new models every year, update existing ranges and modify vehicles to be electric. So, the first step is to identify the year of your car, particularly if there was a change for the year in which your car has been registered. In that case you must verify the shape of your loading area, checking if it has the new or old shape. And don’t forget to count your seats: A vehicle with 5 seats has a totally different boot shape then a 7-seater with the third row folded down.

If your vehicle is fully electric, a plugin hybrid or a self-charging hybrid, chances are that the boot looks slightly different compared to a combustion engine car, because the batteries are usually housed under the boot floor.

Now that we have established the basics, let’s get down to the details: There are load covers, dog guards, D-rings, recesses, plastic dividers, storage nets and bars, spare wheels or space saver wheels, foam inserts, speakers and rear seats & tailgates that can be manual or electric. And don’t get me started on floors! Fixed or variable, high, middle, or low, left in or removed. Now multiply all of the above and you have an infinite number of possibilities.

Luckily, if you are buying a car boot liner from the The Hatchbag Company, all the work has been done for you! All you need to do is to select your vehicle and follow the easy step by step process to select your product. Info sheets, provided for every vehicle, will help you to identify the options, just compare the images with your boot.

Once you have selected the correct boot liner, you can be reassured that it will fit your car like a glove and that it will give many years of protection.

Have a look now: Car Boot Liner from the Hatchbag Company

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