Cars are a lot more than four wheels and a motor! Think you know enough about cars? Well, think again! Test your wits with these 20 interesting car facts; keep reading to learn how long the average American spends in traffic!
#1. On average, a car spends 95% of it’s time parked.
I can concur with this, as I’m currently looking at my car in the parking lot.
#2. The largest car manufacturer in the world is Toyota.
They produce over 13,000 cars a day!
#3. The last car to have a built-in cassette player was made in 2011.
The Ford Crown Victoria went bye-bye, and so did the cassette player.
#4. Be aware of when you’re slamming a car door in Switzerland.
It’s illegal to do so after 10 pm, so make sure you slam your doors accordingly.
#5. Meet the world’s most accident-prone car.
The Ferrari 458 Spider holds that title, which uh, congrats I guess?
#6. The fastest speed at the first U.S. automobile race was 15 miles per hour.
Uh, slow and steady wins the race I guess?
#7. About 280 million car tires are discarded yearly.
I guess people got “tired” of using them?
#8. The best-selling car in the world is the Toyota Corolla.
It’s estimated one of these bad boys is sold every 40 seconds; talk about big money!
#9. 65% of all Rolls-Royces ever built are still been driven together.
These cars really stand the test of time!
#10. Henry Ford made a Soybean Car back in 1941.
Unfortunately, this car was not edible.
#11. The record for removing and replacing a car engine is 42 seconds.
The UK Royal Marines hold the record, and it was a Ford.
#12. It’s illegal to drive in a dirty car in Russia.
Sounds like owning a car crash would be a lucrative business!
#13. A car has around 30,000 parts.
I can name the horn, can someone else name the other 29,999 parts?
#14. The first mass-produced car was the Ford Model T.
These cars were everywhere in 1908. They even cost as little as $250 in 1925!
#15. The first recorded speeding ticket was given in 1896.
The driver was going eight miles per hour. Slow down, speedster!
#16. There are more than a billion cars used around the world.
We’ve come a long way since the horse and carriage!
#17. Driving an average of 60 miles per hour would get you to the moon.
This would take you about six months to complete. It might be a bit difficult though, considering the whole space issues.
#18. If it feels like you’re spending most of your day in traffic, you’re not wrong.
On average, an American driver spends about 42 hours a year in traffic. Hopefully you’ve got a good playlist!
#19. The title of the most stolen car goes to….
The Honda Accord! Actually, that’s not really an award anyone wants, but let’s go with it.
#20. BMW’s in South Africa had a spicy add-on option.
In order to prevent carjackings, you could attach a flamethrower. Known as “The Blaster,” this was one sure-fire way to keep yourself safe, but has since been discontinued.