At some point in all of our lives we’ve taken our car to a mechanic to resolve an ongoing issue. Whether you’re experiencing poor braking or have an oil leak, the services of a trained and experienced mechanic is essential.

Many of us believe some misconceptions as truth. This covers a wealth of different car maintenance issues. Unsurprisingly, there is a wealth of different myths that car owners have taken as truth. Here are three of the most common myths that shouldn’t be considered as truth.

Engine Oil Change Every 3000 Miles

One of the most common misconceptions is that you need to change the oil every 3000 miles. This length remains the same no matter what car you own – why? This is simply not true. No car is the same. Oil changes depend on the vehicle, the engine and even the driver. Each vehicle will include the exact intervals when the oil should be changed. This is what you should stick to.

Engine Warm-Up

Although it’s generally considered slightly preferable to warm the components of your engine before heading out for a drive, this isn’t imperative. Just because you haven’t ‘warmed up’ your car before taking to the road doesn’t mean that the vehicle performance will be affected. Once you get on the road, your vehicle engine will quickly reach close to, and eventually, optimal performance.

Dealership Maintenance

A long-held belief is that only specialist dealers have the capability of dealing with the servicing of your vehicle. This is simply not true. Any replacement parts can be sourced by a wealth of mechanics. Local mechanics have the ability to find suppliers that stock precisely what you need. These mechanics will be fully authorised and have the parts needed to get your car back on the road in no time at all.

These are just a few of the myths of visiting a mechanic, after all, it’s always wise to be in the know as opposed to not.