5 AUTO REPAIR MYTHS DEBUNKED

#1 MECHANICS WILL ALWAYS PUSH MORE WORK THAN IS NECESSARY

It is a well-known tale that auto repairers will attempt to add another fifteen problems that need fixing when you go in to get your oil changed. Sometimes this is part of the job description and is not the employers fault, as much as the owners. In other instances you may actually need the work done and it can be difficult to differentiate the two. You can always ask for the evidence that you actually need services done to your car. If they try to tell you your windshield wipers need changing, ask the mechanic to show you and think about if your car is getting streaky or squeaking. You should never get scared into spending your money, but you should also listen to warning signs when it comes to your safety behind the wheel.

#2 PREMIUM FUEL IS BETTER FOR MY CAR

In all honesty, if your car isn’t of premium quality you should not be spending that extra cash on better quality fuel in order to make it go faster or something similar. You can actually do much more damage to your car by using premium when its not required. There is always a possibility that you can accelerate carbon build-up in the valve train of your car and in the combus0tion chamber ultimately leading to more maintenance costs.

#3 YOU HAVE TO REPLACE YOUR TIRE IF A NAIL GETS JAMMED INSIDE IT

Don’t go counting your unlucky stars just because you happened to stumble upon a nail with your vehicle and ended up being stuck with it. Instead of cashing out a lot of money for a new tire, you can always go out and purchase a tire patch for about $20. Sticking the patch on the inside of the tire where the damage has been done will have you on your way in no time, with minimal added costs.

#3 DURING THE WINTER MONTHS YOU NEED TO WARM UP YOUR CAR

In one word, fiction. Although it is true that in order to work at their prime your engine parts need to warm up, but your transmission and wheel bearings will need your car to be in motion in order for optimal performance. In truth you are really warming your car up so that you can be as cozy and comfortable as you can be.

#4 CHANGING ONE TIRE MEANS CHANGING THEM ALL

Going for the full set, when you really only need one tire to be changes is just a really big waste of your hard earned cash. Do not fall into this trap. Buy just the one tire that is the same model and size as your other three and have them rotated with every oil change.

#5 BIGGER IS ALWAYS BETTER

Sure bigger tires might look better, but in no way, shape or form does this mean they perform better on the road. Because they are bulkier that translates into them being heavier and can obstruct fuel and performance. Potholes are enemy number one for bigger tires and in locations where colder temperatures mean a lot of rainfall and snow it is much safer to have narrow tires for better stability.

These myths can be generally taken as fact by many, but today they are just that, myths. So take these facts on board next time and come out the winner.

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