Quiz: The Car Myths Quiz
The Car Myths Quiz
By: Kevin Fritz
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About This Quiz

As long as there have been automobiles, there have been car salesmen and mechanics. The automobile industry has always been a unique entity where haggling for a better price for your new car is expected. In fact, it has become a game for some people. Some folks love to haggle, while others can't stand the thought of dickering, which is why a number of dealerships have gone to selling cars at a fixed price. 

Car buying is indeed an oddity in the consumer-retail world. Where else are you allowed or expected to question the price of a product and offer a lower price? Would that work at the supermarket? At a bar or restaurant? Of course not. The only transaction that comes close is home buying, although that is a much more complicated matter with an array of moving parts affecting the price. 

Having your car maintained can also be tricky. When should you change your oil? What tire pressure symbol can you trust? Plus there are plenty of misconceptions about our driving habits, as well as the realities of owning electric cars that need to be dispelled.

The only way to win at this roulette wheel of our automobile love affair is through knowledge. The better prepared you are, the better off your experience will be as a car owner. Ready to become a wise car guru? Let's go!

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You are visiting a dealership to buy a new car. What should you do with your trade-in?
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What is NOT considered dangerous behavoir at the gas pump?
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Does air conditioning burn gas quicker?
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What color of car is pulled over more often for speeding?
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What is the best month to buy a car?
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What is the best way to get a good price on a car today?
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If salespeople still have quotas to meet, what day of the month can you get the best deal on a new car?
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Is it OK to drive 5-10 mph over the posted speed limit?
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When have you heard is the best time to begin negotiations when buying a new car?
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There is a myth concerning when you should reveal that you would rather lease than buy. What is that myth?
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The most important thing to keep in mind when financing your new or used car is your monthly payment. True or false?
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If the dealership from which you bought your car does not conduct the vehicle's maintenance, does that void the warranty?
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Which change of seasons should you have your car prepared for by your mechanic?
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In the winter, how long should you warm the engine of your car before driving?
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What time of day is best to fill your gas tank?
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Is it true dirty cars get better gas mileage than clean cars?
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How often should you drain your transmission fluid?
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At what speed do you think your car is most fuel efficient?
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When does your car give you the worse gas mileage?
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Mechanics love to work on certain vehicles and others, not so much. Which of these do mechanics say are the easiest to maintain?
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Which of these vehicles is considered one of the most reliable cars on the road?
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What is the best way to make a phone call while driving?
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What type of oil should you use in your car?
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Of these choices, which electric car has the longest reported range?
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When is mass production of electric cars expected to occur?
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How much can you save in dollars with an electric car vs. a gas-powered car?
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