Top Five Car Myths Busted

There is an abundance of myths out there. Usually, people are trying to help you by repeating what they’d heard somewhere along the line. The truth is that myths often cause more harm than good. We’ve put together a list of the top five automotive myths that never seem to go away (despite being completely wrong).

Premium Fuel

This is hotly debated, but the truth of the matter is that even at 87 octane (most “regular” fuel), your car is still getting abundantly pure, abundantly efficient gas. For driving that isn’t on the racetrack, ordinary gas is perfectly fine (and less expensive).

Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles

Once upon a time, this was true, or at least it was a good idea. These days, efficient engines, better oil, and closed systems mean you can go 5,000 to 10,000 miles between changes.

Always Buy a Car When It’s Raining

People love to give advice on when to buy a car. Turns out, the weather has nothing to do with getting a good deal. Dealerships are open rain or shine and are willing to help you get the best deal and best car for you at any time!

Your Car’s Color Affects Tickets

Nope. When an officer figures out you’re speeding, the MPH comes first, not the color of your car. While it is true that people drawn to more noticeable colors and so may be drawn to more noticeable behavior, driving a red car doesn’t mean you’re a target.

Bigger Cars Are Automatically Safer

This makes sense in a way. Many people feel safer driving a large vehicle because it offers more space and so makes them feel less claustrophobic. However, large vehicles can roll over or get in accidents just as easily if driven irresponsibly.

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