Popular Car Myths You Probably Still Believe
Misconceptions have caused a lot of misunderstandings, and kept some people from moving forward. Well, the world of cars isn’t safe from such myths either. If you’re reluctant to use a hydrogen-fueled car, you probably believe that it’s highly explosive than gasoline.
So let’s set things straight, shall we?
On using hydrogen fuel
It’s a popular belief that hydrogen is more dangerous than gasoline. While it’s true that it’s highly flammable, it won’t cause as much damage. Compared to gasoline, hydrogen is lighter, even lighter than air, that when it burns, the flame just goes straight up. Gasoline, on the other hand, will spread over different surfaces that, when lit, will burn anything that gets in its way.
Fuel economy between small and large cars
Large vehicles are said to consume more gas than smaller ones. But because there’s plenty of room for air to circulate and flow smoothly, fuel consumption is lesser. Drag is also reduced, which significantly contributes to saving gas. So the next time you shop for cars, go for the big ones.
On fast cars and gas consumption
Two vehicles travel the same distance. One is moving at a speed of 80 km/h, while the other at 120 km/h. Which one consumes more fuel? Don’t worry, this is no math quiz, but you’d be surprised to know that the faster vehicle uses more gasoline than the other. This debunks the myth that arriving first saves gas, and one factor that influence fuel consumption is air resistance, which is thrice as much on a speed of 120 km/h.
On tire pressure
Not because you don’t often use your car you no longer need to check the tire pressure. Tires usually lose pressure every month through normal seepage. Add to this the changing season and temperature and the tires could gain or lose a pound of pressure. So make it a habit to check the pressure before driving out on the road. These only show that you shouldn’t believe everything you read or hear.