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  8 Responses to “7 Common Car Myths Debunked”

  1. Some of the above appear not totally be accurate 1) generally car are up to 19,000miles between oil changes. 6) Using premium fuel gives more mpg, better for the engine and hence saves money which is more than the price difference.

    • Hi there, thank you for your comments. We’ve taken a look into the points you’ve raised. Regarding number 1, the majority of reputable sources online point towards anywhere between 5,000 – 10,000 miles. Unfortunately, we have found very few reference mileage near the 19,000 mark.

      Regarding number 6, the higher octane rating can make the petrol burn more efficiently, and therefore deliver more power for less fuel burned in theory, though our findings were that the premium fuel only had a noticeable impact on high-performance vehicles. We have updated the concluding line on this section to reflect this.

      Thank you once again for your comments and bringing this to our attention.

  2. Some ‘automotive professionals’ still believe these myths. l do remember a motoring journalist recommending an oil and filter change every six months in order to prolong engine life and improve performance.

  3. Your 7 myths graphic:
    Dark red text and and very small gray text on a dark background! Virtually unreadable!! Your web designer needs to learn about contrasting colors.

    • Hi Helen, thank you for your feedback regarding our infographic. We’re sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with the design. Your comments have been passed onto the designers so this can hopefully be avoided with future infographics. Thanks once again for your feedback.

  4. There is also the myth that if a car is German it is up to date, modern and dependable! (From a VW owner).

  5. British built cars are now more reliable than they were 20 years ago and can show the Germans a thing or two e.g Jaguar Land Rover. Now we have Brexit we British should buy British built cars and support our own workforce.

  6. Statistics always seem dubious to me! Especially with regard to mobile phone use while refuelling petrol. When the recent problem of mobile phones self igniting happened, those owners were hopefully already in possession of a full tank of fuel. I believe diesel does not ignite when exposed to naked flame.

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