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There are many car related myths that are widely believed to be true. To help you take better care of your car and wallet, learn the truth behind some of the most common car myths.

Car Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Do you change your engine oil every 3,000 miles? Do you use premium fuel because you think it's better for your car? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be in for a surprise. While it's not necessarily wrong to do these things, they may not actually offer the benefits you believe they do. To get to the truth behind these and other car related myths, keep reading.

You Need an Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles

What is probably the most commonly believed car myth is simply that, a myth. This rule was established decades ago, and it probably wasn't too wrong back then. However, in modern times, it's safe to say you will be fine waiting longer between oil changes. Our understanding of motor oil has improved over the years along with the technology that produces it. This means we now have better products that are better able to protect your engine from damage. We also now know that there is no set rule for oil change intervals because there are many factors that can affect your oil. What we do know is that synthetic oils are able to keep your engine protected better under all conditions when compared to conventional oils. Some of these oils, such as ASMOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil can even last for up to 25,000 miles before it needs to be changed.

Filling up on Gas Is Better in the Morning

The idea behind this myth is that the heat makes fuel expand. What this means is that if you fill up your tank in the afternoon, you're really filling up on expanded fuel that will later turn into less gas. In order to avoid this you must fill up in the morning, so that you can have the largest amount of gas for your dollar. While this is completely logical, what this myth fails to take into account is where the fuel is stored. Gas stations keep their gas underground where it isn't affected by outside conditions. Whether you fill up in the morning or in the afternoon, you can be sure you're not getting cheated out of fuel.

Premium Fuel Is Better

There are a few reasons why many people fall into the trap of believing premium fuel is better than the standard fuel offered at gas stations. The first is the price difference. Premium fuel tends to be more expensive, which makes people think it's better. Another reason for this is simply because of its name. By calling it premium, we are more easily convinced that it has better qualities. The truth is, however, that premium fuel is only better for those vehicles that need it. Regular vehicles that don't have a specific need for premium fuel won't benefit from its use. Learn more about the correct uses for premium fuel here. One fact that is definitely not a myth is that synthetic oil is better for your engine when compared to conventional oil. In fact, there are many more benefits of synthetic oil. To start taking the best care of your engine, invest in an AMSOIL synthetic oil. For help finding the perfect oil for your vehicle, contact the pros at Hartmans Inc at (316) 686-1069.

Bigger Tires Are Better

At this point, most of us know that bigger doesn't always mean better. This holds true when it comes to the size of your tires. While larger tires may perform better in certain situations, such as on a track, they aren't recommended for regular use. Keep in mind that the larger your tires are, the heavier they will be. This can mean a decline performance and less fuel efficiency. Also, the larger your tires, the shorter their sidewalls. What this can result in is less than ideal performance on rough roads and more susceptibility to flat tires.

Find The Best Products for Your Synthetic Oil Change in Wichita

Now that you know the truth behind some commonly believed car myths, you can start taking better care of your vehicle. To start, be sure you treat your engine to synthetic oil changes when needed. For help finding the best AMSOIL Oil for your engine, contact the professionals at Hartmans Inc at (316) 686-1069. They have all the products you will need to perform your vehicle's oil change yourself. You can browse their full range of AMSOIL Oil products by visiting their online shop


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