Cars Fact

There is an endless amount of knowledge to gain when it comes to automobiles from around the world -- from how they work, what they can do or did, to where they came from and the people who invented them. We have given you some practical tips on car maintenance, fuel efficiency and road safety. Now, let’s take a look at some interesting and fun car facts that you should know!

1. The inventor of the cruise control was blind. 

2. It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).

3. Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Ducati & Porsche!

4. Sweden’s Volvo made the three-point seat belt design patent open and available to other car manufacturers for free, in the interest of safety. It saves one life every 6 minutes.

5. The average car has 30,000 parts and up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.

6. The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.

7. When the car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.

8. Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.

9. The inventor of intermittent wind shield wipers tried to sell his idea to the auto industry and was turned down. When they began showing up on new cars, he sued, and won.

10. Cars are known to the world from the late nineteenth century -- they are fast, comfortable, good looking and fun to drive. They are the most opted mode of transportation. However, we must take care of our cars in the same way they take care of us!