About Cars & Car Repair
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER ONE: |
"Critical fluids such as brake fluid,
transmission fluid and engine coolant will last indefinitely and don't need periodic
replacement as long as they are topped off when necessary."
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER TWO |
concerns various misinterpretations about the meaning
of the SERVICE ENGINE light or CHECK ENGINE light.Examples: "But I just had the oil
changed, so why should the light come on?" or "I opened the hood to check the
engine and everything looked OK, so I just ignored the light."
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER THREE: |
"The technician can connect my car to a magic
computer that will tell him exactly what is wrong with the vehicle and how to fix
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER FOUR: |
"If my car is not running right, it must need a
tune-up" (or new plugs, or a timing adjustment.)
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER FIVE: |
"Today's new cars don't need any service or
maintenance for the first 100,000 miles."
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER SIX: |
"Shortly after the technician worked on my car, I
noticed that something else was wrong with it, so whatever he did must have caused the new
problem as well."
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER SEVEN |
concerns various misconceptions about tire rotation,
including "why is it necessary?" and "what's the proper procedure for
rotating radial tires?"
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER EIGHT: |
"Motor oil doesn't need to be changed as long
as you change the filter regularly and/or add fresh oil when the level is down."
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER NINE: |
"A wheel alignment will cure any type of
vibration, noise or shimmy on the highway."
|COMMON MYTH NUMBER TEN |
concerns various misconceptions about tire inflation,
including: "they looked bulgy on the sides, so I added more air until they looked
right," or "they looked fine to me, so I didn't bother to check the pressure
with a gauge."
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