Auto repair is a field rife with myths and misconceptions. From DIY remedies that promise miraculous fixes to misconstrued beliefs about car maintenance, these myths can often lead vehicle owners down a troublesome path. In this blog post, we'll debunk some of the most persistent auto repair myths, arming you with the facts you need to make informed decisions for your vehicle.

Myth 1: Premium Gas Will Make Any Car Perform Better

The Reality

Many people believe that using premium gas in their car will automatically improve its performance, even if the manufacturer doesn't recommend it. The truth is, using premium gas in a car that doesn't require it offers no benefits and is an unnecessary expense. Consult your vehicle's manual for the appropriate fuel type.

Myth 2: All Brake Noises Indicate a Serious Problem

The Reality

While any unusual noise from your vehicle should be inspected, not all brake noises signify a catastrophic issue. Some are merely a result of normal wear and tear. However, persistent noises should be evaluated by a professional, like the technicians at Albion Auto, to ensure there isn't an underlying issue that requires immediate attention.

Myth 3: Engine Oil Should Be Changed Every 5,000 KM

The Reality

This was true decades ago but advances in both engine and oil technology have extended this interval. Many modern cars only require an oil change every 7,000 to 10,000 km. Check your vehicle's manual for specific guidelines.

Myth 4: A 'Check Engine' Light Always Means a Costly Repair

The Reality

The dreaded 'Check Engine' light can signal anything from a loose gas cap to a malfunctioning oxygen sensor. Some issues are minor and relatively inexpensive to fix, while others may be more serious. It's always best to get a professional diagnosis.

Myth 5: You Can Easily Fix Car Issues With Online Guides

The Reality

The internet is a treasure trove of information, but it's not a substitute for professional auto repair services. While simple issues like changing a flat tire can be managed with an online guide, complex repairs should always be entrusted to certified professionals.


Armed with the facts, you're now better equipped to make informed decisions for your vehicle's repair and maintenance. Always consult professionals for accurate diagnoses and quality repair services. Experience the Albion Auto difference, where we prioritize transparency, trust, and top-notch service for every vehicle that comes through our doors.

Would you like to schedule an appointment for a digital video inspection or any other maintenance services? Feel free to reach out to us. Knowledge is power, and we are here to empower you.

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mike perrotta