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10 Common Car Myths

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When enough people believe the wrong information, it can feel like the truth. Imagine hearing a myth over and over again. You may not know where it came from, and there might be no logical explanation, but you feel like you should believe it because so many others believe it. There’s nothing wrong with being safe, right?

However, myths can stop you from getting the most of your purchase–especially if you’re buying an expensive item. When it comes to cars, there are several brands and configurations out on the market. If you’re a cautious buyer, you may ask around for some advice from other people. And some of those may be myths that could lead you to the wrong car.

There are myths surrounding every aspect of cars, from the effect of the fuel to the engine, to the way you drive your vehicle. Some of these myths can also cost you a lot, especially if you think your vehicle’s warranty is void, or if you think you need to do some repairs when you really shouldn’t. Imagine thinking you could improve the car’s performance by using premium fuel for a non-premium car. Not only can this be damaging in the future, it can also be expensive

What’s even harder is that these myths may come with some sort of science backing them up. Sure, they make sense on one front, but are they necessary? Would there really be a difference if you fill up your tank in the morning?

Here’s the good news: Now’s the time that you learn the truth. Though car-related myths may be prevalent, you don’t have to believe them just because they have always been the truth for other people. What you need is science and information that is backed by experts. This infographic discusses 10 car myths that people used to follow blindly, and why you should stop believing them. Know the truth and spread it!

Brought to you by 99CarStereo

When enough people believe the wrong information, it can feel like the truth. Imagine hearing a myth over and over again. You may not know where it came from, and there might be no logical explanation, but you feel like you should believe it because so many others believe it. There's nothing wrong with being safe, right? However, myths can stop you from getting the most of your purchase--especially if you're buying an expensive item. When it comes to cars, there are several brands and configurations out on the market. If you're a cautious buyer, you may ask around for some advice from other people. And some of those may be myths that could lead you to the wrong car. There are myths surrounding every aspect of cars, from the effect of the fuel to the engine, to the way you drive your vehicle. Some of these myths can also cost you a lot, especially if you think your vehicle's warranty is void, or if you think you need to do some repairs when you really shouldn't. Imagine thinking you could improve the car's performance by using premium fuel for a non-premium car. Not only can this be damaging in the future, it can also be expensive What's even harder is that these myths may come with some sort of science backing them up. Sure, they make sense on one front, but are they necessary? Would there really be a difference if you fill up your tank in the morning? Here's the good news: Now's the time that you learn the truth. Though car-related myths may be prevalent, you don't have to believe them just because they have always been the truth for other people. What you need is science and information that is backed by experts. This infographic discusses 10 car myths that people used to follow blindly, and why you should stop believing them. Know the truth and spread it! Brought to you by 99CarStereo

Score from the experts at Killer Infographics

Visual Communication - 75%
Design - 70%
Content/Script - 65%
Usability - 70%

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Final Grade

This infographic discusses 10 popular car myths and reveals the facts behind them. The visual prevalence of cars throughout helps to establish the theme, while bold "Myth" and "Fact" labels guide the viewer through each section. There is a lot of copy throughout the design: each illustration helps to convey a little information about what the myths might be, and the bold headers help to summarize, but the paragraph-form text for each explanation is a bit unwieldy for an infographic. Also, be careful what sources you use; taking information from secondary or tertiary sources can necessitate a disclaimer like the one at the bottom of the infographic, since it's difficult to know whether the information in roundup articles is accurate. In all we'd give this a C.

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