Myth #6: You Only Need to Replace a Flat Tyre
While replacing a flat tyre is crucial, don't forget about the spare tyre. Over time, spare tyres can lose pressure or become damaged, rendering them useless when you need them most. Regularly check the spare tyre's pressure and condition to ensure it's ready for use in case of emergencies.
Myth #7: Regularly Revving the Engine Prevents Carbon Buildup
Revving your engine occasionally won't prevent carbon buildup in the same way regular driving and maintenance will. In fact, excessive revving can cause unnecessary strain on the engine and other components. Regularly driving your car on highways or open roads at varying speeds and performing proper maintenance will help prevent carbon buildup over time.
Myth #8: Inflate Tyres to the Maximum PSI for Better Fuel Efficiency
Inflating your tyres to the maximum recommended PSI (pounds per square inch) might seem like a good way to improve fuel efficiency, but it's not the case. Overinflated tyres can lead to a harsh ride, uneven tread wear, and reduced traction. Always follow the manufacturer's recommended tyre pressure, which is usually indicated on a sticker inside the driver's door frame or in the owner's manual, for the best balance of performance, comfort, and fuel efficiency.
Myth #9: Using More Engine Oil is Better for Your Engine
Adding extra engine oil beyond the recommended level won't provide any benefits and can potentially harm your engine. Engines are designed to operate optimally with a specific amount of oil, and overfilling can lead to increased pressure within the engine, potentially causing leaks, reduced performance, and even engine damage. Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines for the correct oil level.
Myth #10: Brake Fluid Doesn't Need to Be Changed
Brake fluid plays a crucial role in your car's braking system by transferring the force from the brake pedal to the brake components. Over time, brake fluid can absorb moisture from the air, leading to decreased performance and potential brake system damage. Regularly changing your brake fluid according to the manufacturer's recommendations will help maintain the efficiency and safety of your braking system.