35 Top Car Facts You Should Know

Our cars are mechanical wonders that make life easier, faster, and less hectic. We often take cars for granted, forgetting how much we depend on them in our day to day lives. Most people think they know everything there is to know about cars, but that’s almost impossible. There are […]

Our cars are mechanical wonders that make life easier, faster, and less hectic. We often take cars for granted, forgetting how much we depend on them in our day to day lives. Most people think they know everything there is to know about cars, but that’s almost impossible. There are so many car facts, quirks, and interesting statistics that no one can learn all of them. For example, did you know that it’s possible to cash your car in UAE in less than an hour? There’s plenty more to learn, so sit tight and read on.

35 Top Car Facts You Should Know
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35 Top Car Facts You Should Know

Hop in and lock the doors because we will be listing the 35 top car facts at 120 km/h!

 

  1. The world’s best-selling car is the Toyota Corolla, with over 1,150,000 units sold.
  2. Almost half of the world’s gasoline is expended by the USA.
  3. Cruise control was invented by Ralph Teetor, a blind man who was inspired by his lawyer’s poor driving skills
  4. Ferrari produces no more than 14 cars a day due to their attention to detail.
  5. Cars are comprised of over 30,000 unique parts.
  6. The Ford Escort and Mercury Tracer were the first vehicles to implement a fuel gauge.
  7. Three billion gallons of gas are squandered each year due to traffic congestion.
  8. The first car accident happened in 1891.
  9. The first-ever windshield wipers used to be operated by a hand-crank lever from within the car.
  10. Swedish police gave the largest speeding ticket fine to a man in Sweden who was driving at 180MPH, and it cost 1,000,000 euros.
  11. You could make it to the moon in less than six months if you consistently drove at 60 MPH.
  12. The three most common car colors in order of popularity are white, black, and gray.
  13. Almost 20% of driving time is spent at red lights.
  14. Drivers spend an average of six months of their lives waiting at a red light.
  15. The first cars were operated by levers instead of driving wheels.
  16. It takes 40 milliseconds for an airbag to inflate after a crash.
  17. Automobiles are the most recycled consumer product in the world.
  18. There are over 1,400,000,000 cars around the world as of 2022.
  19. Seventy-nine million one hundred thousand motor vehicles are produced every year.
  20. Many used car dealers in Dubai will buy your car in less than an hour.
  21. Only 18% of Americans know how to operate a manual transmission car.
  22. Twelve million cars are recycled every year in the US, making automotive recycling its 16th largest industry.
  23. Washington DC has the worst traffic congestion in the US.
  24. Cars spend 95% of their lifespan parked.
  25. Most cars driving around the UK are made in China.
  26. The first-ever speeding ticket was issued in 1902 because the driver was going at 45MPH.
  27. John Gilvern Collison invented the gas gauge in 1917.
  28. The Honda Civic is the most commonly stolen car globally, with over 38,000 thefts as of 2022.
  29. Formula 1 cars are able to drive upside down in a tunnel if they go over 120MPH.
  30. Volkswagen owns twelve beloved car brands, including Audi, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche, Ducati, Lamborghini, etc.
  31. The world record for removing and replacing a car engine is 42 seconds, and it was set by mechanics working on a Ford Escort in 1985.
  32. 1 in 107 people loses their life in a car crash.
  33. The highest total mileage by a single car is 2,850,000 million miles, which is enough to drive around the globe 100 times.
  34. ┬áThe SSC Tuatara is currently the world’s fastest production car, with a top speed of 316MPH.
  35. 90% of drivers have a habit of singing in their car.