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Have You Heard These 3 Common Driving Myths?

Whether you’ve been on the road for decades or just got your learner’s permit, you could easily fall prey to these common myths about driving. They’re quite popular, and many sound like common sense. Don’t be fooled by these three myths any longer:

  • It’s safest to drive with your doors unlocked so that you can escape quickly in an accident – of course, everyone wants to escape their vehicle quickly if there is an accident, but statistics show you’ll fare better in an accident if your doors are locked.
  • You need to change your engine oil every 3,000 miles – with modern engine improvements, and improvements to engine oils as well, most cars only need the oil changed every 5,000 – 7,000 miles.
  • Using a hands-free cell phone device means you’ll be safe – in fact, studies have repeatedly shown that it doesn’t make any difference whether you use a hands-free device or not—using a cell phone in any capacity while driving is very dangerous. It’s about as risky as driving while intoxicated.

It is important to investigate the things you hear about driving and car maintenance so that you do not suffer in an accident caused by believing these misconceptions.

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