Automotive myths that some still believe in
On the Internet, there are a lot of myths about cars and their maintenance. Let's try to figure out and debunk the most popular and resistant of their number, which excite the minds of drivers is not the first year and knock off the correct path autonovich.
Excellent myth, which is constantly maintained by oil companies and gas stations! In fact, premium fuel is no better than conventional fuel samples. Despite the fact that it can pass an additional level of purification, this does not affect the actual performance of the engine.
The bottom line is that the "premium" fuel is often higher than the octane number. This is not done for all cars, but only for some on the recommendation of the manufacturer of a particular model. Of course, if such fuel is recommended to be poured into the car, then the use of low-quality varieties is out of the question.
Replacing all tires
Many drivers believe that you only need to change all the tires at once. Otherwise, tire wear will be uneven, and with it the driving performance will deteriorate. And these drivers are right, but only partially. Depreciation will indeed be uneven, but in most cases the driver will not notice any difference.
Replacing antifreeze and air filter
100 percent mythology, invented by auto service employees in order to beat out money from gullible clients. Antifreeze and filter need to be changed, but not every 10-15 thousand kilometers, and certainly not every maintenance. Antifreeze needs to be changed 1 time in 2-3 years.
Electric cars burn
Not so long ago, a statement appeared that electric cars and hybrid cars are much more dangerous in terms of ignition than regular cars. In fact, it is not. It all depends on the state of the machine, its wiring and the specific model.
Frequent oil change
A myth that has its roots in the era of mineral motor oil. Such a lubricant lost its properties already to 5 thousand kilometers. Today the situation is different.You need to change the oil every 10-15 thousand kilometers. Of course, if the machine uses only low-quality oils, then it is worth changing more often.
If you still need a car, do not even try.
Is it possible to refuel auto aviation fuel? Of course not! It is even strange, where did this myth come from on the Internet. In the US, not so long ago, a group of enthusiasts conducted an experiment with filling up several cars with aviation fuel. All as one out of order.