When we start up our cars each day, we sometimes forget just how amazing these technical marvels are. No one apart from a fully qualified car mechanic or NASA scientist can really know the full extent of the modern technology that’s inside your incredible machine.
Best Price Car Sales has collected some interesting facts, just to amuse and inform you about the wonderful history and extraordinary facts about your car.
- Did you know that 1 in 4 cars currently on the UK’s road was made in China? Bear in mind that there are around 35 million cars in the UK.
- Around 60 million cars are manufactured every year. This equates to about 165,000 a day, 6,875 an hour, and 115 cars a minute.
- Approximately now, there are currently 1 billion cars in use around the globe. This means that there’s around one car for every seven people on the planet.
- It’s a fact that the average British driver will spend around 99 days of their life stuck in traffic jams. Doesn’t sound too great, does it?
- Because of its immense popularity, 75% of all cars manufactured by Rolls Royce are still being driven on the road. What else can be said about how much Rolls Royce owners love their cars.
- Did you know Volkswagen owns twelve popular car brands produced from seven European countries? These are Audi, Skoda Porsche, Ducati, Scania, MAN, Bugatti, VW domestic cars, and VW commercial vehicles.
- The world’s first speeding ticket was actually issued in 1902. The offending driver was travelling at an incredible 45 mph!
- Not a lot of people know this.. An F1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel, only going at a speed of 120 mph. This is due to the car producing around 3.5G, which generates enough downforce to enable it to stick to the ceiling of the tunnel.
- How about this interesting fact? It would take you less than a month to drive to the moon by car. Going an average of 60 mph gives you an ETA of approximately just under a month.
- The average car you see on the road contains over 30,000 unique parts. So considering this, it’s more mind-blowing that we have so few breakdowns!
- And finally, the world record for removing and replacing a car engine is an incredible 42 seconds. This happened in 1985 by a set of highly skilled mechanics working on a Ford Escort.
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We hope these amazing facts have brought you some amusement and intrigue. In most cases, if we’re honest, we never really think twice before turning that key or pushing that starter button, so hopefully, we’ve given you a momentary pause for thought.
If you are ever in need of thinking some more about buying a quality used car or upgrading to a newer used car, why not consider giving Best Price Car Sales a call and speak with one of our friendly advisors about our current deals and special offers. Not only do we have hundreds of quality used cars in stock, but we can also source thousands more through our network of partners and resources. All of our used cars purchased can be delivered free of charge to your home or place of work.
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