Whether you have a background in automotive mechanics or have never explored the intricacies of an engine bay, everyone has encountered at least one automotive myth or urban legend. These often originate from a seasoned mechanic or a wise old grandparent with a lifelong passion for cars.

However, does this mean that the most widespread car myths are accurate? The answer varies, with some being true and others false.

This common myth suggests that placing a battery on concrete can drain its charge. While this belief had some validity in the past when batteries had less durable casings, it’s no longer accurate today.

Concrete does not affect car batteries negatively. If your battery loses charge on concrete, it’s likely due to extended inactivity rather than the surface it sits on.