There’s a whole bunch of advice out there when it comes to car maintenance. It’s important to know what is fact and what’s fiction in regard to your car’s performance. Our Clermont service team has put together some of the biggest car maintenance myths we have heard and why they’re busted.
Know the truth behind these car maintenance myths
Myth #1: You must get your car maintenance done at the dealership you bought the car to keep the warranty valid
You may have been told that in order to keep the warranty valid on your car, you have to get car maintenance at the dealership where you bought it. That’s pretty much all wrong! It doesn’t matter where you get your maintenance, as long as it’s done. We recommend keeping receipts and records just in case questions arise during a warranty inquiry.
Myth #2: You’ll get more gas if you go to the pumps early in the morning
If you know anything about science, in theory, this makes sense. Things that are cooler tend to be denser than things that are warm. So the theory goes you’ll get more fuel for your money in the morning when temperatures are lower. However, the temperature of the gas that flows from the nozzle hardly changes temperature throughout the entire day. So go ahead, get those extra minutes of sleep and just fill up after work.
Myth #3: Premium gas is always better for your car
Most commercial vehicles are designed to perform at their best on regular-grade fuel. That means there is no need to spend the extra money on premium. It wouldn’t hurt your car, but it won’t do much to improve its performance either.
Myth #4: If you run over a small nail, you need to replace the whole tire
Depending on how large the hole left by the puncture actually is, you could just get a patch! You won’t have to replace your car tire if the hole left behind by the nail is small. Our service team in Clermont will let you know what your best option is when they took a look at the damage.
Myth #5: Replace your coolant every time you get an oil change
Our Clermont service team recommends getting an oil change every 5,000 miles. If you check your car manual, it says to change the coolant every two to three years or every 60,000 miles. That means if you change the coolant every time you change the oil, you could actually be changing it 12 times more than you have to!
Get auto service advice at Toyota of Clermont
If you need more advice on what you need to do to keep your car running properly, bring it into the Toyota of Clermont service center! We’re located at 16851 State Road 50 in between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27.