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There are many popular car myths we take to be true without even questioning them a bit. To help you get to the truth behind some of the most popular, continue reading.

The Truth Behind Some Common Car Myths

If you're a car enthusiast you may not fall for certain car myths as easily as others. Even so, it's never a bad idea to do some research and uncover the reasons why certain maintenance tasks are necessary. You never know, your research may even lead you to discover that something you thought was true really isn't. This post can help you understand why certain car myths hold little truth.

Idle Your Engine During Cold Starts

Idling your engine on cold starts is recommended in order to help your oil warm up so it can flow more easily through your engine. It's also supposed to help your engine and other interior components warm up to their ideal operating temperature, helping to reduce strain and wear. Unfortunately for those who do this daily, idling your engine for longer than 10 seconds mostly results in pollution and wasted fuel. This myth may have held some truth for older engines decades ago, but modern engines don't need to be idled. The best thing you can do is drive away slowly. This will help your engine and other components warm up faster while reducing the amount of fuel you waste.

Oil Additives Will Protect Your Engine Better

There are many additives on the market that are meant to improve your oil in a variety of ways. Some are supposed to keep your engine cleaner while others promise to lubricate it better. Whatever their purpose is, the oil in your engine should already be equipped to do this. By adding more additives into your oil you may actually do more harm than good. Certain additives in larger amounts can cause damage to other components in your vehicle, leading to premature wear and tear. If you're worried that you oil's additive package isn't enough, invest in a high quality AMSOIL synthetic oil. These contain the best blend of additives in order to keep your engine clean and performing at its best for longer.

Get an Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles

The 3,000 mile rule is probably one of the most believed car myths of all time. This rule doesn't work for a number of reasons. The first reason is that this standard rule was developed decades ago when out understanding on engine oil wasn't as great. As times have changed, our understanding of oil has improved, allowing us to move past a one size fits all rule. Similarly, technology has improved through the years, allowing oil manufacturers to develop better oil formulas. It's also important that we recognize that different driving conditions will affect how long our oil stays clean. While getting an oil change every 3,000 miles won't hurt your engine, it may unnecessarily hurt your wallet. Certain oils, like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil can even last up to 25,000 miles before it needs to be changed. If it's time for your next oil change, why not make it a synthetic oil change in TARGE? To find the perfect oil for your vehicle, contact Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240. You can also browse their full range of products by visiting their online shop.

Get a Tune Up Every Six Months

Similar to the 3,000 mile oil change myth, getting a tune up every six months won't hurt your car, but it may be a waste of money. As long as you keep up with seasonal maintenance and stay on top of getting little issues fixed here and there, your car should stay in good shape. If you're not sure when to get a tune up, once every 50,000 miles should be enough. If you do notice issues keep coming up, take it in sooner.

Premium Fuel Is Better

The idea that premium fuel is a better option probably comes down to the difference in price when compared to regular fuel. Just because it's more expensive doesn't necessarily mean it'll be better for your particular vehicle. In fact, premium fuel will only work better with high performance vehicles that actually need this type of fuel. Your regular car won't perform differently but your wallet will definitely feel the effects over time.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in San Marcos

Now that you know the truth behind some common car myths, be sure to keep your engine at its best with a synthetic oil change. Contact Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240 so that they can help you find the perfect synthetic oil for your vehicle. To browse all of their top quality products, head over to their online shop.

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