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8 Car Myths Debunked

By Nathaniel

 

1. Jet Fuel Makes Cars Go Faster

 

Jet fuel is very similar to diesel – so if you put that in your gas-powered car, you’d be doing the exact opposite of ‘going fast’.

 

2. Bullets Can Make Your Gas Tank Explode

 

Hollywood movies have taught us that shooting a bullet through a car’s gas tank will trigger a massive explosion, but typical to Hollywood that is an extreme exaggeration. Bullets go right through the tank, without explosion, and where there’s no ignition there’s also no explosion.

 

3. Driving With Open Windows is More Economic Than With a Working AC

 

This one was examined numerous times, and it is still not completely sure what takes up more from your car, driving with open windows or with a working AC. It is known that the AC takes up a lot from your engine, however, driving with the windows down also makes your car engine work harder, as a result of the aerodynamic drag.

 

4. Changing Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles

 

Nowadays with increased technology and car lifespans, oil lasts up to 15,000 miles and more! To be sure, you should just go with your manufacturer’s changing your oil recommendation.

 

Red Cars Get More Speeding Tickets

 

5. Red Cars Get More Speeding Tickets / Are More Costly to Insure

 

This misconception may be due to the fact that most race cars are actually red! However, it is not true at all. So go ahead and paint your car red if you want! You will not get more speeding tickets

 

6. Fill Your Gas in the Morning to Save Money

 

It’s a fact that gas, like every other liquid, expands in heat. That’s why it must be logical to think that if you fill your tank early in the morning, you’ll get more for your money. However, gas stations store their gas in underground tanks where the temperature stays the same throughout the day, which means that whenever you fill your tank you’ll always get the same outcome.

 

7. You Need to Warm up Your Car Before You Start Driving

 

Your car will actually warm up faster while being driven. Simply remember to drive gently at first, avoiding highway speeds and accelerating excessively.

 

8. Positioning Your Hands at 10 and 2

 

This position may have been the most correct back when there were no airbags. Now however, it can harm your arms during an impact when the airbag pops out, and so it is much more recommended to drive with your hands at 9 and 3, at the left and right sides of the wheel.

 

That’s all about car myths

 

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