Random Car Facts

Albert Einstein never learned to drive.

Albert Einstein never learned to drive.

We at Butler Auto Group have been putting together a new coupon book for our service customers.  Along with with great discounts on products and services we’re including some random “Did you know?” facts, some of which pertain to the auto industry and are highly entertaining!  We only have room in the book for a dozen or so but ran across so many more we wish we could include.  Here’re some of our favorites.

53% of car owners wash their car once a month.  16% never wash their car.

Red cars are prohibited in Shanghai, China.

The average age of a passenger in a vehicle in the U.S. is 10.6 years.

Idling for more than 10 seconds uses more gas and causes more pollution that restarting the engine.

The number one reason for a check engine light to go on is a faulty oxygen (O2) sensor.

It would take more than 150 years for a car to drive to the sun, and only 157-days to drive to the moon.

You pay 8-times more for a gallon of grande latte at Starbucks than a gallon of gasoline.

It is illegal in Switzerland to slam a car door.

Albert Einstein never owned a car or learned to drive.

The dashboard was originally a piece of wood attached to the front of a horse-drawn carriage to prevent mud from splattering the driver.

Flat, asphalt roads were introduced for cyclists, not motorists.

The phrase “It’s a doozy” has its origins in Dusenberg automobiles which, in the 1920s, were regarded as the most luxurious vehicles in the world.

90% of drivers sing behind the wheel.

The car owned by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs never sported a license plate due to a loophole in California state law.

A modern F1 race car can drive UPSIDE DOWN in a tunnel at 120 miles an hour.

Holding a remote car key to your head doubles the range because your skull acts as an amplifier.

Sources:  autos.yahoo.com, factslides.com

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