8 Things You May Not Know About Cars

Summer weather is here, states are easing COVID-19 restrictions, and we’re all ready to get out on the open road. Whether it’s a day trip or a two-week vacation, we are all looking forward to spending a little more time in our cars and a little less time in the house. Before you get ready to head out, here are some cool facts you might enjoy!

  • There are over 30,000 parts that make up most cars today. A vehicle is a pretty complex piece of machinery. Don’t trust its care to just anyone.
  • One of the greatest records in automotive history dates back to 1916, when more than half of the cars in the world were one make and model – the Model T Ford.
  • There is a city in Switzerland where it was against the law at one time to slam your car door.
  • At Boston University Bridge in Massachusetts, you can potentially be sailing in a boat or walking under a train, as it runs under motor vehicles that are driving under a plane flying overhead. What a testament to the complexity of modern day travel.
  • Rolls Royce is one of the most esteemed auto manufacturers in the world, and with good reason – 75% of the cars they have ever produced are still on the road. For a company that has been in business for nearly 115 years, that is quite a feat.
  • A Franciscan friar who lived in the 1200s predicted the future existence of cars, diving suits, submarines, steamships, and airplanes.
  • If you are like most Americans, you spend around 38 hours every year sitting in traffic. That means 95 days stuck in traffic by the time you’re 60.
  • Ignition systems in Henry Ford’s first prototype made a buzzing noise that was said to be “in tune” when everything was running correctly. If they weren’t working in unison, they needed to be “tuned up”. The term “tune-up” is still used to this day.

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