Surge Auto Glass Car Care and Maintenance Blog: Car Facts You Might Not Know

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December 22, 2021

Although many people are aware of the more common car facts, such as how to change a tire or the recommended maintenance schedule, there are car facts that many people don't know. Here they are:

1.  A car can reach speeds of up to 220 mph on a racetrack, but it can only legally travel about 55 mph on a city street.

2.  A car's oil changes should be done every 5,000 miles. However, this varies depending on the type of oil and the make of the car.

3.  The rubber seal around a car's windshield is called a gasket.

4.  Cars were first introduced to the U.S. in 1890s.

5.  It's illegal to drive barefoot in some states.

6.  The average car contains about 60 pounds of dust and dirt.

7.  Car tires are designed to last for about 40,000 miles.

8.  Most car accidents happen within 5 miles of home.

9.  You can buy a car on Craigslist for as cheap as $100.

10. The average car has over 30,000 parts.

11. A new car emits about 411 grams of carbon dioxide per mile.

12. Certain cars can travel up to 100 miles on a single gallon of gasoline.

13. A car can typically get up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway and around 15 miles per gallon in town.

14. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for people aged 3 to 33 years old.

15 The word 'car' is an all-encompassing term that refers to any vehicle that requires gas and takes you from place to place.

16. A car typically lasts for about 200,000 miles.

17. The average person spends around $8,000 per year on transportation costs, including gas, repairs, and vehicle depreciation.

18. Driving a car can be good for your health - it increases heart and lung function and slightly lowers blood pressure.

19. A car's engine takes in air and mixes it with fuel to create power.

20. About 90% of car problems can be fixed with a tune-up at the mechanic, while 10% will require significant repairs.

We are Surge Auto Glass, and we love to share car care tips to help people keep their car healthy or fix it when it's broken.

If you're looking for more car care and maintenance tips, check out our blog! You'll find articles about keeping your car healthy or fixing it when it's damaged. If you ever need auto glass repair or replacement, we can help!

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