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Common Auto Myths Debunked

At I-86 Truck & Auto Repair, we hear a lot of car talk. And occasionally we hear someone repeating a myth that's been debunked for years. Here are a few of the most common:

Premium Gas Will Make My Car Last Longer

If you have a high-performance automobile, your manufacturer may recommend premium fuel. If not, you are needlessly spending more at the pump.

Using An Independent Shop Will Void Your Warranty

Some dealers claim this to be true because they want to continue to profit from your automobile purchase. Your warranty is valid wherever you get your maintenance done. We invite you to entrust your automobile to us at I-86 Truck & Auto Repair. We perform affordable, quality auto warranty service and repair.

Always Replace All Four Tires At The Same Time

If a tire is damaged beyond repair, it's fine to buy one tire that is the same size and manufacturer. However, your tech may recommend buying two tires at once to promote more even wear. Talk to a technician at I-86 Truck & Auto Repair.

You Can Drive Several Miles on Empty

It's true that automobile manufacturers calibrate gas gauges to register empty when there is still some fuel left. The trouble is that you don't know how much you have. And if you haven't been paying attention, you don't know how long your car has shown empty.

If You Have 4-Wheel Drive, Snow Tires Are Unnecessary

Your 4-wheel drive will help you climb snowy hills, but you need the improved traction and steering provided by snow tires.