Happy holidays to all of our clients and visitors! We’ve been especially busy this winter providing car insurance quotes, and in that spirit wanted to post a fantastic article by one of our partners, GMAC!
Car Insurance: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Cars and Driving
- Windshield wipers were invented by a woman named Mary Anderson. She patented them in 1903.
- The nitromethane fuel used to power Top Fuel Dragsters costs $16 per gallon.
- The fastest known time for replacing a car engine is 42 seconds. Gareth Lloyd did so in 1985.
- Many vehicles have an arrow on the fuel gauge that points to which side of the vehicle the gas cap is on. Take a look!
- In Youngstown, OH, running out of gas is against the law. It’s considered a “Minor Misdemeanor.”
- The average automobile consists of more than 2,500 ft. of electrical wiring.
- On average, half an ounce of gas is used to start an automobile.
- The average fuel economy for a vehicle on the road was 14 miles per gallon in 1923.
- From a fuel economy perspective, it’s better to turn the air off at low speeds and open the windows. At highway speeds it’s more economical to use the air conditioning.
- US 20 is the longest road in the United States, spanning 3,365 miles from Boston, MA to Newport, OR.