Tag: CarMyths

May 11, 2017
All LPG are equally prepared

Each brand provides different LPG for your car. People may think that all gas is the same, but it’s not true. Each company provides gas differs with detergents. They can add additional additives to provide a cleaner engine. The choice varies in price. Sometimes it’s better to pay more than later spend a lot on […]

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May 09, 2017
“Mom Arm” Helps Everyone

Many drivers still have a habit of the “Mom arm” from the pre-seat belt period of trying to protect their passengers. Drivers throw their arm across the passenger seat thinking it will help out. At the end, both sides could only get injured. The driver’s arm or passenger’s face could stay safe just by buckling […]

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May 07, 2017
Rubber Tyres Protect Cars from Lightning

We may think that rubber tyres would save us from encountering lightning by insulating the car from the ground. It’s false thinking. The metal roof and metal sides of the vehicle offer protection. In the case of lightning, discharge metal will help conduct striking into the ground, not the tyres.

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May 04, 2017
You can Drive The Wrong Way on a One-Way Street for a Short Distance.

Sometimes drivers want to take a shortcut and drive in the wrong direction on a one-way road. It is very dangerous behaviour because another driver may not expect anyone to be breaking the rules. It could lead to a ticket or in the worst scenario, a head-on collision. Just a short drive could result in […]

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Apr 28, 2017
Every SUV Has a Risk of Flipping Over

Driving a large vehicle at high speed in windy weather doesn’t have anymore as big risk to flipping over as in the past. New technologies have helped SUV’s to be safer vehicles. All thanks to electronically moderated all-wheel drive configuration, systems of modern traction control and torque vectoring.

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Apr 06, 2017
It’s ok to drive 10% over speed limit

It is possible that vehicles speedometers have 10% error in overestimation. Law says it’s not allowed to exceed the speed limit. That doesn’t save anyone from being caught with mobile radar. The National Police Chief’s Council suggests police officers keep in mind error of 10% of the speed limit and 2mph for speedometer error. However, […]

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Apr 04, 2017
Self-driving cars are slower than traditional cars

We are often afraid of the new and unknown. Self – driving cars are something controversial new. A lot of companies and people consider self – driving car performance incomparable with a traditional car. However, NextEV has proved it wrong in one of the specifications. NextEV self – driving car set a record for the […]

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Feb 27, 2017
It’s enough to wear a seatbelt below your shoulder

Many people think that seatbelt will work as long as you buckle up. Unfortunately, it is the wrong idea as it will lead upper body more vulnerable to injuries in case of the crash. Studies show that wearing seatbelts properly will prevent from getting hospitalized. People tend to wear seatbelt below their shoulder to not […]

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Jan 11, 2017
A bullet will set a car on fire

One of the common misconceptions about cars from the movies is that a bullet can cause a car to explode and burst into flames. However, this myth was already checked by the Mythbusters, and it turned out that a bullet actually goes through the gas tank, when you shot it from a normal gun.

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Jan 08, 2017
You should drive with your hands at 10 and 2

There’s a popular opinion that when driving, you should have your hands at the position of the 10 and 2, as referring to the hours’ positions on the clock. But it is now better to place your hands at 9 and 3. It gives you similar control possibilities while increasing your safety in case of […]

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