Misconceptions About Driving

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I’ve always thought that changing oil every 3,000 miles was just propaganda from oil companies, but I’d be a little nervous about going 7 to 10 thousand miles between oil changes. Honestly, I never changed my oil for my first twenty years of driving, because every car I owned leaked so much that I was constantly adding new oil anyway. Then for the second twenty years of car ownership, I’ve relied on others for car maintenance, so when I suggested putting water in the battery the other day, my husband laughed. Apparently, we don’t do that anymore. In this week’s Misconceptions video from mental_floss, we learn some other things you’ve heard about cars and driving that aren’t necessarily so. -via mental_floss

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Certain synthetic oils and partially synthetic oils are actually designed to give you 7,000 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. They cost a little more than regular oil, but are quite worth it in my opinion. Especially if you have a long commute every day. The only thing one has to worry about, if you go with the full synthetic, is that you have to continue using full synthetic oil for the rest of your car's life unless you flush the system.
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