Hooniverse Asks- Do You Use "Additives"?

Oil treatments, gas treatments, water pump lube, the automotive aisles are filled with more liquids and powders to make our cars last longer, and perform better, than you can shake a dipstick at. Some are recommended as maintenance retinues, while others are the last ditch attempt of an owner, whose car is on its last legs. Are you either of those, or do you stay away from these performance poultices like they were snake oil? When a car rolls off the end of the assembly line, it’s filled with gas, lubricant, coolant, and that new car smell. But over the months and miles, wear and use can degrade both performance and your car’s health. That’s why many owners turn to automotive steroids- chemicals that promise increased power, better mileage, and whiter teeth. Well, maybe not that last one, but you get the picture. Do you use any of these elixirs? Do you marvel at how a certain mystery oil improves the functionality of your engine’s top end? Do you envision STP slipping through the oil passages like the screwdriver through the fingers in that old TV ad? Or, do you stick to the basics- oil, gas and a 50/50 mix of coolant? Which are you, a believer in better living through chemistry, or someone for whom the additive aisle holds no appeal? Image sources: [HSPN News, HOSlotcarracing]

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