Your Dad was Wrong

Most of us grew up thinking our fathers knew everything about cars… A recent article in Popular Mechanics outlines the top 10 myths about cars that our dads perpetuated:

1. DAD SAID: “Let the engine idle to warm up on cold days.”
BUT: Wrong.

2. DAD SAID: “Restarting the engine uses more gas than idling.”
BUT: Wrong.

3. DAD SAID: “Don’t replace wiper blades, just clean them with solvent.”
BUT: Wrong.

4. DAD SAID: “Fill up with premium every few tankfuls.”
BUT: Wrong.

5. DAD SAID: “Keep cinder blocks in the trunk for traction.”
BUT: Wrong.

6. DAD SAID: “Pump the pedal before starting in cold weather.”
BUT: wrong.

7. DAD SAID: “Fill the radiator with pure antifreeze.”
BUT: Wrong.

8. DAD SAID: “Oil never wears out — Just top it off once in a while.”
BUT: Wrong.

9. DAD SAID: “If you park for a long time, disconnect the battery.”
BUT: Wrong.

10. DAD SAID: “No need for snow tires, all-seasons do a fine job.”
BUT: Wrong.

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