14 car myths you believed as a kid in SA

2015-12-01 06:00

CHILDREN have vivid imaginations and often they have to comprehend the world around them on their own

In the same way, they have their own knowledge and about cars.

Most folks tell their kids fables or white lies to quiet down in cars or to “simplify” a complicated subject.

Here are the top 14 myths the Wheels24 team believed when they were tiny little petrol heads in the making.

14 myths about cars you believed as a kid:

1. If you hang your hands or feet outside of a car window, someone will drive past and chop them off!

2. South Africa’s entire road network is one giant race track.

3. Driving on the yellow line makes a car travel faster and saves petrol.

4. Whether it’s heading out to your local shop or heading out for a road trip, you MUST always wear clean underwear - advice from our collective mothers - Editor

5. Cars that have the same body colour are all driving to the same destination.

6. Number plate letters stood for your parents initials and where they came from. e.g CFM - Cape Town, Firgrove, Marcus...

7. You can make your car more powerful by filling it with jet/rocket fuel.

8. You can drive your dogs to pet/doggy heaven when they die to drop them off at the pearly gates.

9. All dads were former race car drivers.

10. The spare wheel is inflatable and can be blown-up like a balloon.

11. Shooting a car’s petrol tank will lead to a huge explosion.

12. Cars should drive on road lines (as opposed to between them).

13. Hitting the rev limit could cause a car to explode.

14. If an adult lit a cigarette at the petrol station while a car was being fueled it would burst into flames.

- Wheels24

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