Car Facts You’ve Never Heard

car-33633_150Cars take a lot of engineering and technology to get made; it should come as no wonder that a lot of interesting facts about them exist. We’ve put some of them together for you here. Enjoy:

 

  • Fact 1: In the beginning of their production, the first cars had a level rather than a wheel for steering.
  • Fact 2: In 1769, the first vehicle to run from its own power got invented; at 8,000 pounds, people used it to haul canons across long distances.
  • Fact 3: Almost all car horns in America honk in the F key.
  • Fact 4: By 1915, Ford Model Ts made up a whopping 55% of all the cars in the world. No make has beaten this record yet.
  • Fact 5: If you drove at 60 miles per hour, you would reach the moon in 157 days.
  • Fact 6: If you run your car down completely out of gas, you could be shortening the life-span of your fuel pump.
  • Fact 7: In Switzerland, the law prohibits slamming your car doors.

Hopefully these facts proved entertaining. Should you require any work done to your vehicle, Rolling Auto Service can help. Remember, we’ll come to you! For more information, just give us a call at (941) 493-6511.