4 Car Myths That Even C4C Believed


Fact or fiction? The myths that Cash 4 Cars bring to you today are myths that we have all heard, and most of us believed to be true. We have all heard these false facts of wisdom, in fact, we’ve all probably said them!

So get your fact finders out and read these myths, you don’t want to miss this.

Car myth #1: Red cars cost more to insure – from esurance.com  (Read full article)
We already addressed this one in the car insurance myths section of our website, but it’s worth reiterating here. There are 2 sides to this myth: The first is that brightly colored cars, especially red and yellow ones, cost more to insure. The second is that they’re more likely to get a ticket.

On the insurance end, this pans out to nothing more than a myth because insurance companies don’t take color into account. And even if they did, some studies suggest cars that are hard to see at night — black, navy, green — are at greater risk for accidents.

What about tickets? It makes sense that a cherry red coupe would draw more attention than a charcoal sedan, but according to Snopes, that myth was dispelled as far back as 1990.

 Car myth #3: The 3,000 Mile Oil Change – from jalopnik.com (Read full article)

The 3K rule dates back to when cars were real pieces of crap, built with loose tolerances. Regular service like an oil change was a necessity then, and it’s just not the cars anymore. Read more at Edmunds to keep you from getting bullied into unnecessary service.

Car myth #4:  A battery will recharge after a jump start in only a few minutes of driving – from machinedesign.com (Read full article)

Not even close. It can take hours of driving to give the battery a full charge, especially in the winter. Heated seats, music systems, and other accessories draw so much power that the alternator has little left to recharge the battery. You can check to see if the battery will still hold a charge by having a load test at a gas station. If it can, several hours may be needed on a battery charger to give the battery a full charge.