"Son, three things to remember: Change the oil every 1000 miles and top it off with a can of STP. Never trust another cars turn signal. And take your foot off of the brake when you drive across railroad tracks or else the brakes will wear out faster."
As told to me by my dad Gene Dodel in September 1968 before I drove off in my newly bought 1954 Ford Mainliner (200 bucks) after getting my drivers license.
I still do the last two.