How to Get a Keg in a Car

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Kegs are a popular item at parties with alcohol. This article teaches you how to transport the keg from the store to your vehicle.

Things You'll Need

  • Vehicle with a spacious trunk or a four-door car
  • Money
  • Once you have purchased the keg, it is important to have a friend who can help you lift the keg and put it in your car. The most important thing to note is that a full keg can weigh around 160 lbs. or more. It is not the type of lifting that one person should be doing by themselves.

  • Open the trunk of the car in which you are going to place the keg. If the trunk does not have room for the keg, consider putting it in the back seat.

  • Once you have another helper, you should start by tilting the keg slightly so that the keg does not tip over, but the person on the other side is able to help pick it up on their end.

  • When the other person has a secured grip on the keg, lift your end using as much of your legs and as little of your back as you can. It is important not to use your back when lifting, because the weight can make for muscle strains if you are not careful.

  • When the two of you have picked the keg up, carefully put it into the trunk. It will likely not fit vertically, so placing it horizontally is typically going to be your best bet. Once the keg is in securely, close the trunk. Make sure that the trunk is fully closed so that the keg is safe and sound.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure to lift with your legs, not with your back. This will avoid any back straining.
  • Full kegs can weigh upwards of 160 lbs., so do not try to do this by yourself.

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