Since as early as we can remember there has always been rules to abide by when it comes to car maintenance, these sets of rules have now grown into myths and now it’s time to bust them! Gone are the days when people are spending fortunes on car maintenance because they read an article that says it’s the right thing to do or because that’s how it was done back in your father’s days. It is time to stop over maintaining your car, garages and service centers have been brainwashing us into spending hundreds of pounds on fancy smells and other unnecessary service items.
There seems to have been this universal understanding that your engine oil should be changed every 3000 miles. This is wrong. You should follow the recommendation of your vehicle’s manufactures which can be found in your user manual. Oil companies are serving their own agenda by asking you to change your engine oil every 3000 miles.
Some drivers have been lead to believe that if they puncture their tyre they’d need a new one. Unless the puncture has damaged the sidewall of your tyre or is over a quarter inch in diameter you would not need to replace your tyre. If you do notice a puncture anywhere on your tyres, they you might be better off calling for a mobile tyre fitting service, they would either patch up the puncture or replace your tyre on the spot.
If you drive a standard car, then there will never be need for you to use premium gas, it was designed to work the vehicles that get hotter with time and has higher compression engines. If you drive a turbo charged vehicle them you would require premium petrol but you should always check your user manual for the recommended type of petrol.
For unaccustomed drivers, you might have been under the impression that your car needs to be serviced at the dealership where you bought the vehicle and if not your warranty becomes void. The is incorrect and ethically unacceptable. Dealerships would love their customers to come back for repair and maintenance but you are not required to bring your car back there. The only thing that is likely to void your warranty is not to take it in for any kind of maintenance at all.
Break one buy all
There is no rule that says if you need to replace one tyre then you need to replace all of them. If you do have to replace one of your tyres you wouldn’t need to replace the complete set unless they are all around the end of their predicted life span. Remember, you can rotate your tyres occasionally to be able to get a nearly even tread on all four tyres.
A lot of people have grown to understand that if they ever run out of windscreen washer they can simply replace it with washing liquid because it is convenient and possible cheaper. This is wrong and can be dangerous. Wiper fluids are designed specifically for your windscreens, washing liquid can leave streaks and if the weather is bright the streaks make it harder to see.