When it comes to journalism, you should never let the truth get in the way of a good story. When it comes to cars, this could get you hurt. We’ve debunked some of the more important car myths to make sure you stay safe in your next firefight!
1. HOLLYWOOD LIES
The next time you find yourself in a firefight, do NOT expect cars to stop bullets. A reporter from Business Insider, who also happens to be a retired Marine, tells us the truth. “Bullets go through cars.” The best thing you can do in a situation like that is cry and soil yourself. This lets your attackers know that you’re not a threat.
Also, next time you’re in the mood to annihilate the evil antagonist’s car, don’t expect it to burst into flames just because you unload on the gas tank with an AR-15. According to MythBusters, bullets pass through gas tanks without incident.
2. STICK SHIFTS SAVE YOU $$$
This used to be true, but the myth has long outlived its shelf life. Due to tightened emission restrictions, improved efficiency has been a top priority for every automaker. Consequently, a variety of technologies have emerged that make automatic transmissions consistently more fuel efficient than manual transmissions.
3. PREMIUM IS ALWAYS BETTER
Another persistent car myth is that premium gasoline will improve the performance of any car. This is not true. Some luxury and performance cars are designed for premium. But if your car isn’t, it will just be a waste of money.
Sorry if we ruined all of your favorite action movies.