Busted! Don’t Believe These Auto Industry Myths!

Author: Tombstone Heavy Duty Inc. | | Categories: Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians , Heavy Equipment Servicing , Mobile Truck Repair Services


For some reason, the auto industry seems to attract more than its share of false rumors and fairy tales. Whatever the reason, there are some pretty entrenched motoring beliefs that have been long since debunked, and yet drivers still believe them. In fact, many of the most common automotive myths could end up costing you money, and some could even pose a danger to drivers who still believe in them.

So to help you steer clear of these misconceptions, Tombstone Heavy Duty Inc. has debunked three of the most widely believed myths about the auto industry.

Myth 1: Diesel engines aren’t fuel-efficient
It’s actually quite the contrary, considering diesel engines save more money in the long run based on their internal combustion engines. On long trips, a diesel engine could be a more fitting and effective choice, particularly if your journey includes high altitudes.

Myth 2: Premium gas leads to better performance
The premium gasoline options act more like a placebo effect because the improvements, if any, are barely noticeable. Despite what someone may tell you, getting regular 87-unleaded gasoline does the trick. The only time you need to opt for the premium fuel is if your vehicle demands it.

Myth 3: Oil changes need to be done after 3,000 miles
Changing the oil in your vehicle helps its longevity, giving you value in return from your investment. You’ll likely hear the advice of changing your oil every 3,000 miles. While that certainly won’t harm the car, it’s also unnecessary, figuring most engines handle 5,000-7000 miles without issue. In fact, the way you drive the vehicle determines the regularity of your oil changes. Consistent short trips do more harm than long-lasting ones because the oil doesn’t have time to heat up properly.

If you’re looking to steer clear of these and other myths, reach out to Tombstone Heavy Duty Inc. As the best commercial vehicle inspection station in Sturgeon County, Alberta, we have specialty tools and diagnostic equipment. All parts are readily available to lessen downtime, with competitive pricing. All service quotes are provided in a timely manner. Products used/supplied are to the customer’s wants and needs.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about the auto industry, we’d love to hear from you, please contact us here.