Most Common Auto Repair Misconceptions, Debunked!

Misconceptions can start up anywhere and be passed along like wildfires. Even in the auto repair industry, there are myths that people swear up and down to be true. As a result, there are many differing opinions about car maintenance there. Luckily, we are here to set the record straight on the most common misconceptions regarding your car.

Myth #1: Premium gas will boost your car's performance.

Premium gas is more expensive than regular and mid-grade, but choosing it does not guarantee that it will boost performance. Premium is only ideal for cars that require fuel with a higher octane level. You should always pick the appropriate fuel grade that is stated in your vehicle's owner manual.

Myth #2: An oil change is needed every 3,000 miles.

How often you change your motor oil depends on varying factors, not just the number of miles you've driven since the last change. It also depends on how you drive the car, the type of vehicle you operate, and the type of oil your vehicle requires (synthetic, semi-synthetic, or conventional).

Myth #3: Factory dealerships are more professional.

There is a common misbelief that factory dealerships are more superior in auto repair servicing. The reality is that factory dealerships are more expensive in parts and their labor. The high price tag of their service isn't correlated to the quality of service at all.

According to a 2014 Consumer Reports survey, independent auto repair shops scored better than dealerships when it came to customer satisfaction, price, and quality. So think twice before booking your car into a factory dealership. If it's the personal service you're after, then Phil's Pro Auto Service may be just the shop you need.

Myth #4: The check engine will turn itself off.

Even though the check engine light turns itself off, it does not mean that the problem that caused it has gone away. Therefore, it is always wise to consult with a professional auto technician and get your vehicle diagnosed as soon as you see the check engine light come on.

Our certified team of technicians can give your vehicle the special treatment it deserves at Phil's Pro Auto Service. We invite you to our shop in Greeley, CO, today!

Written by Phil's Pro Auto Service