There are lots of myths and legends around the world today. A huge number of them usually turn out to be false. Today, we will focus on some myths about cars that are not true. Here are 7 car myths you should stop believing:
ALL SUVS ARE JEEPS
A lot of people believe that all Sport Utility Vehicles are Jeeps. This is a huge misconception. Jeep is an automobile brand, not a type of car. The company specializes in producing SUVs, which is probably where the misconception originated from.
ALL 4 CYLINDER ENGINES ARE V4
This is wrong. If your car has a 4-cylinder engine, the appropriate term to describe it should be 4-cylinder, inline-four or straight-four engine. V4 engines are not so common, although they are still used in some motorcycles. So unless your car is actually a motorcycle, you might as well drop the term.
ALL 6 CYLINDER ENGINES ARE V6
Not all 6-cylinder engines are mounted in the v-shape. Therefore, they cannot all be called V6. You can find straight-six engines or inline-six engines in a number of BMW, Benz, Volkswagen and Porsche cars.
SOME CARS ARE FASTER THAN OTHERS, EVEN AT THE SAME KM/H
Not only is this wrong, it is one of the most hilarious car myths. How can your car be faster than a car at the same km/h? I guess this is more of a kids’ myth, but still.
4-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES CAN FLY
Ridiculous. 4-wheel drive vehicles can go through rough terrain, but that’s it. For now, there’s no flying 4-wheel drive.
CHANGE YOUR ENGINE OIL EVERY 3,000 MILES
This rule was created in the 1970s, when oil technology was still developing. However, nowadays there are oils that can last up to 15, 000 miles.
OVERDRIVE MAKES YOUR CAR GO FASTER
This is one of the car myths that puts a lot of people in danger. Overdrive does not make your car go faster. Instead, it reduces engine RPM, leading to better fuel consumption, lower noise and lower wear.