Myth #11: You can drive 25,000 miles without an Oil Change.

This may very well be one of the worst pieces of advice to hit the streets in recent years.

Detrimental to a car’s longevity, this piece of advice results in poor vehicle performance.

With cleaner running engines and the emergence of synthetic oils, some car manufacturers have said that engines will run longer than ever before. While this may be true, your car needs a regular oil change to keep the internals clean. This is especially true for Metropolitan drivers who are stuck in rush hour traffic day in and day out. Most experts suggest changing your oil ever three to five thousand miles. The consequence of not changing your oil is sludge buildup. Sludge buildup causes engine performance to deteriorate. In extreme cases, sludge can cause engines to seize completely. So the moral of the story, change your oil regularly.