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7 Common Myths About Cars You Shouldn’t Believe In

There are a lot of prejudices about cars that can be based on personal experience. But there are also many myths that are groundless or were truthful many decades ago. Technologies are developing constantly and outdated information shouldn’t be applied to modern cars. Here is a list of seven common myths about cars you shouldn’t believe in. 

1. A used car is a junk car

Indeed, many used cars have flaws and may require repair. But a used car doesn’t always mean an old car. Some people may sell an almost new car due to certain circumstances. That’s why it is possible to find a car that would be quite cheaper than a new vehicle. To stay on the safe side, you can visit an auto collision center to evaluate the condition of the car you are gouging to buy. 

2. When buying a used car, documents are secondary

Car documents (whether you buy a new or used car) are always important. For example, if you made a mistake and bought a car with a malfunction or with a hidden body repair, then this often means only material costs for repairs or a loss in the value of this car during the sale. 

But if you have bought a car with "wrong" documents, it can be anyone's (the bank that issued the loan for it or the owner from whom this car was stolen). That’s why by purchasing a car with problematic documents, you risk losing the entire amount of money paid for the car.

3. Used cars are sold because of serious technical breakdowns

Many people tend to sell their cars after the expiration of the warranty period. Also, there are frequent cases of changing a car for a more expensive vehicle due to increased income or a one-time receipt of a large amount. 

But there are cases when people get rid of the car after a serious accident or before a serious breakdown of expensive components and assemblies. In this case, cars are often sold to dealers that professionally hide the flaws and show it as a car in perfect condition.

4. You need to look mainly at the car’s age

Most buyers tend to pay more attention to the year of manufacture than to the mileage. It's more of a psychological moment. It is essential to understand that the mileage is the resource of the car and the less it is, the less all components and assemblies are worn out. That is why it is better to choose an older car with smaller mileage than a new car with huge mileage.

5. Large cars are safer

The safety of the car depends on its equipment, especially with active and passive safety devices. In addition, modern technologies that were used in the design of the car body are also extremely important. The main thing is that it is safer to drive a heavier car and size doesn’t matter.

6. Japanese and German cars are good but Korean vehicles are unreliable

It all depends on the specific car brand. There are certainly many reliable brands among Japanese car manufacturers. For example, Toyota, Lexus, and Honda cars are quite reliable and qualitative. 

The myth about the unreliability of Korean cars is outdated. The Korean car industry is much younger than the German and Japanese, so all the failures have not yet been forgotten. Korean cars become comfortable and reliable, which is confirmed by the constant growth in demand for them.

7. A new car doesn’t require additional costs

In most cases, a new car requires a lot of money for the installation of an anti-theft system, carpets in the cabin, a set of winter tires, crankcase protection, and so on. As a rule, all this is not included in the basic equipment of a new car and requires additional costs. By purchasing a used car, you can get it with some improvements purchased by the previous owner.

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