Car Insurance: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Cars and Driving

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.
We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday.  Feel free to come visit our new office (1928 Commerce St…right next to Starbucks!)  after grabbing your hot chocolate.
Thanks again for trusting Yorktown Heights Insurance Agency to be your “first phone call” whenever you need car insurance, home insurance, personal insurance, and more.  We look forward to continue doing so in 2012.
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The Yorktown Heights Insurance Agency works to leverage our relationships with insurance companies to provide you with the best information available. We work across companies like Farmers, GMAC, Progressive, Safeco, and many others to find you a great rate. We thank each and every one of our clients who consider us the top insurance agency in Westchester.

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