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Debunking 4 common car myths with CarCare To Go

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding car repair and maintenance, some more common than others. Today CarCare To Go is debunking four common car myths as part of their commitment to educating and empowering car owners.

CarCare To Go brings modern convenience and simplicity to car repair. They combine the quality and trust of a full-service shop with a uniquely transparent process, plus free valet pick-up and delivery from your home or work.

MYTH 1 — “It’s okay to cheap out on tires”

Your tires are a complicated polymer made of several compounds specially engineered to provide grip on the road. Even the tread pattern is deliberately designed to compliment a tire’s intended operating conditions. These polymers are expensive to engineer. As a result, tires are one of those products where you really do get what you pay for.

MYTH 2 — “Higher octane gas is better for your car”

The higher the octane rating of gasoline (the number you see at the pump) the greater the gasoline’s RESISTANCE to burning. Higher performance engines typically have higher temperatures inside the combustion chamber during operation. Because of this higher temperature, these engines require higher octane fuel so that it does not ignite before it is supposed to.

MYTH 3 — “You need to warm up your car when it’s cold outside”

Modern engine oils have come a long way since this advice entered into the mainstream. Most modern cars using a modern engine oil only benefit from warming up for 30 seconds at most.

MYTH 4 — “Hazy headlights are just an aesthetic issue”

Hazy headlights aren’t just an eyesore, they can prove to be a real safety issue. The yellowing effect is actually a chemical change occurring to the plastic itself due to exposure to UV light. This oxidation does not allow light to pass through it as easily.

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CarCare To Go is offering first-time clients an oil change for just $20.22. No catch. Synthetic or blend for any make or model car. Just enter coupon code FIRST20 when you book. And the valet and a light hand clean are completely free.

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