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6 car myths that could be costing you money

Saturday - 3/3/2012, 8:02am  ET

WASHINGTON - With gas prices soaring, it's time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to automotive maintenance.

Myth: Change your oil every 3,000 miles . Fact: For most cars, changing it every 7,000 miles will keep your car running

Myth: Let your car warm up before driving it in cold weather Fact: Idling engines take longer to warm up, so feel free to start the engine and head right out.

Myth: Fuel additives are good for the engine Fact: Most gas already has additives, so putting in more is like rubbing two bars of soap together.

For a complete list of car facts and myths, check out Cracked.com.

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