Quiz: Do You Know What's Bad for Your Car, and What's Not?
Do You Know What's Bad for Your Car, and What's Not?
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About This Quiz

How well do you know what your car needs to run properly? Take this quiz, and rate your knowledge!

How many miles do you go before getting an oil change? Three thousand? Five thousand? Ten thousand? More? In all honesty, most cars do not need to have an oil change every three thousand miles, regardless of what that drive-through oil change sticker says. The majority of today's vehicles need an oil change roughly every five thousand miles, according to most major auto manufacturer manuals. However, although you may be tempted to push it, don't go ten thousand miles without an oil change. Although, some "experts" are now saying that an oil change every ten thousand miles is not likely to do any damage unless you do a lot of stop and start driving, is that a chance you want to take?

Regularly servicing your car's fluids is one of the easiest, cheapest, and least time consuming of all vehicle maintenance tasks, yet one of the most important to stay on top of. Don't risk your car's engine or transmission by slacking off on your fluid changes and top-offs.

Even if you're not a mechanic, you should be able to describe basic auto service requirements for your car. Take this quiz to find out how much you know!

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