4 Car Myths Everyone Should Stop Doing Now

Posted by Emily Bailey

Tue, Apr 12, 2016 @ 11:30


At GGBAILEY we regard car care as a number one priority. We hope that the following will help clarify some common car myths you may have heard over the years - from the fuel you use to fill up your tank to the routine maintenance and check-ups.

4 Car Myths 

1. Premium Fuel Will Make Your Engine Cleaner

The myth is that premium fuel will make all car engines cleaner; the truth is that not all engines are created equal. Premium gasoline is intended to maintain some luxury or high-performance engines which have more power and a higher compression ratio.

So, if your car’s engine is designed for premium fuel, then use premium to keep the integrity of your engine and avoid pre-ignition engine knocking which can ultimately damage your engine; however, if you don’t have a high-performance engine, then save some money and stick with regular fuel.

For example, here are some luxury automobiles that don't require premium fuel.

2. Rubber/Thermoplastic Car Mats are the Only Option for Poor Weather Conditions

Many people think that carpet car mats are unable to withstand inclement weather based debris - they think that the only car mat option available for harsh weather conditions is a rubber or thermoplastic car mat. However, this isn't the only buying option available. GGBAILEY manufactures all weather all the time carpet car mats that are a custom fit for your car. Offering superior protection and design.

The best part about a durable carpet car mat is that it absorbs the moisture and hides the debris. Plus, you can personalize and design every aspect of the car mat from the carpet color and heelpad to the edging, embroidery and logos. 

3. You Have to Change Your Engine Oil Every 3,000 Miles

The myth is that your engine will explode if you don’t change your oil within every 3,000 miles; the truth is that this rule typically applies to older vehicles before 2002. With newer cars after 2002, you should change your oil every 5,000 - 7,500 miles or the mileage suggested in your manual. If you are worried your car is in dire need of an oil change and the engine will explode after the 3,000 mile mark, you can check the oil level on the dipstick under the hood. If you choose to change the oil yourself, then you could use a top rated brand including PENNZOIL, Valvoline and Castrol


4. Tire Rotations Aren’t Necessary

The myth is that you don’t have to rotate your tires; the truth is that aside from the major parts, such as the engine, transmission, and fuel, your tires are what the body of your car sit on. They are extremely important, and skipping a tire rotation can lead to poor tire pressure.

If you think your tire pressure is getting low, you can check the drivers side door for your cars recommended tire pressure. You can also buy a tire pressure checker which can be easily stowed in your glove compartment. 

Not rotating your tires can cause instability, leaving you vulnerable to a flat tire.

Plus, you get less gas mileage. In the long run, it’s financially beneficial for you to get your tires rotated; a new tire can cost $350- $700 and a simple tire rotation can cost about $50.

Avoid the Myths

Every car is different and requires different maintenance routines; that’s why it's important to schedule and complete your car manufacturer’s suggested maintenance, such as oil changes, tire rotations, timing belts etc. in a timely fashion.

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Topics: car mats, Car Care, Car Care Tip, Car Myths

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