3 Vehicle Maintenance Myths

Vehicle MaintenanceWhen it comes to doing what’s best for your vehicle, you can’t listen to everything you hear. We’re sure that you’ve heard the myths about vehicle maintenance, but the auto experts at German Performance is here to shed some light on what’s real and what’s not.

  • If you don’t hear or feel anything out of the ordinary, then everything is fine: This is one myth that proves to be the downfall of many vehicles. Just because there’s no apparent sign of distress, doesn’t mean that there’s not an underlying problem. Be sure to schedule appointments for regular vehicle maintenance to ensure that your vehicle remains in good condition for years to come.
  • Premium gas is better than regular gas: It depends on your vehicle. Premium gasoline is made for high compression engines and helps alleviate pre-ignition issues. Most people have vehicles that only need regular gas and wouldn’t necessarily benefit from using higher octane fuel. So although putting premium fuel in your vehicle wouldn’t do any harm, it would end up being a waste of money for most car owners.
  • You MUST get your oil changed once every 3,000 miles: Rewind a few decades back, this would be true. With modern engine designs, most vehicles can go for at least 7,000 miles before needing an oil change and some even more.

Trust the auto specialists at German Performance to answer all of your vehicle questions and to debunk those crazy vehicle maintenance myths. Contact us today at (805) 466-3236.