Most of us depend greatly on our vehicles day in and day out to get us where we need to be. We often overlook the amazingness of our cars. Have you paused to consider all the crazy things your automobile has done for you? Here are some general cool facts to nerd over about cars!
- There are currently more than 1 BILLION vehicles being used around the world in 2021. According to experts, this number is expected to double or reach 2 Billion by 2040.
- If you drove at an average rate of 60 MPH, you could make it to the moon in less than six months.
- 70 million cars are produced every year!
- The average US driver spends 42 hours per year stuck in traffic. That's almost two days!!!
- Only 18% of American drivers today know how to drive a manual transmission.
- Did you know that 80% of an average car is recyclable? In the U.S. alone, 12 million vehicles are recycled every year. Because of this large number, automotive recycling is the 16th largest industry in the U.S.
- Washington D.C. has the worst traffic congestion in the United States, with drivers waiting 82 hours a year in traffic.
- It is unfortunate, but almost 95% of a car's lifetime is spent parked.
- Passenger vehicles alone consume 359 million gallons of gas each day just in the United States.
- Using a cell phone while operating a car increases the chances of an accident by 20 times - just don't do it!
We hope you enjoyed these interesting facts about cars! If you are in need of any auto services, please do not hesitate to call or visit The Auto Doc Today!