Five Common Cars Related Myths That People Believe In
World around, there are a lot of people that have a lot of misconception about cars and how they function. While these misconceptions sound ordinary enough, they can be responsible for creating a fake image or idea in the mind of a person, thus causing them troublesome issues.
Also, a lot of times, these misconceptions can even end up causing a personal loss in monetary terms too as they are caught unaware. A lot of myths propagate in every industry and these modern myths are a part of the car industry, and people sometimes go to extended lengths in their belief of such myths.
Let’s see what these myths are:
A Person Can Trick a Speed Camera by Trying to Make Number Plate Unreadable
One of the most frustrating experience for any driver is when they are driving along a road and knowingly/unknowingly end up being over the speed limit, and BAM!, a flash suddenly comes out from behind a tree from a police camera and so on. In fact, people trying to jump signals moment before the signal turns red too feel the same pain.
And to counter this, people have tried everything possible to ensure that the flash somehow fails to record their misadventures. Be it using transparent films, to using hairspray, oils and so on; people have tried it all. And this has further evolved into the usage of a lot of products for seeking to avoid the flash.
Although, now let’s come face to face with the reality.
The only way that has been proven to beat the speed trap is if the person is driving faster than the camera will be able to trigger and click a photo. Now, to drive at this speed would be quite a feat in itself, and this is because the required speed to beat the system is 290-320 km/h.
And this isn’t legally possible considering some other police officer would be notified of it already!
Using a Premium Petrol Makes the Non-Premium Car Run in a Better Fashion
Again, an exceptionally high number of people believe in this farce. Using a premium quality fuel has no considerable effect on its performance that would warrant a person to use it.
While the higher quality fuel is less combustible as compared to the non-premium fuel, the overall difference that will happen is the difference of cost- that stems from using a costlier fuel in the vehicle. And this will remain so, in the majority of cars.
A Car’s Tank is Likely to Explode if Someone Shoots a Bullet at the Car’s Tank
In a lot of action movies that show gun fights, there is a scene that shows a car exploding, which is caused by someone shooting at the car’s tanks. However, that is virtually impossible as there is no sufficient level of Oxygen within the car’s fuel tank.
If a car tank gets hit by a bullet, it won’t lead to any major explosion. A small fire can be ignited by multiple shots in a short period.
Keeping the Doors Unlocked is Important so That a Person can be Helped in Case of Emergency
Leaving car’s doors unlocked is inviting serious trouble. Not only can it lead to security woes, in the sense that someone can enter the vehicle when it’s making a stoppage but also unlocked doors have a higher chance of opening during a collision.
It is better to be safe, and hence, car doors should be kept locked while a person is in the car. Wanting immediate help is important, but it should not come at the cost of hampering everyday operations and the risk of injury.
The Car Should Only be Checked by Professionals
These days, cars have become technologically advanced and have a lot of electronic parts. Since this leads to a lot of digital meters and easy to check equipment, there are a wide variety of tasks that involve easy check-ups. These can be done by the car owners with the help of DIY tips.
If, after all this, a person requires further servicing, then, in that case, they can approach a professional.
Tasks like checking the oil, testing indicators, brake lights, etc. are easy to do for anyone.
Now that these five myths have been demystified, it’ll help a person understanding some basic issues for improved working of the car.