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10 Mind-Boggling Car Facts

We rely on our vehicles days in and days out to get us where we need to go. Since it is so easy to hop in the driver's seat and get going, we often take our automobiles for granted. Have you stopped to consider all the wonderful things your car has done for you? The next time you're on the go, think about these incredible facts and you'll be grateful for the existence of your car!

  1. There are 50 organic compounds that make up that "new car smell" that we all love so much.
  2. There are approximately 1 billion passenger vehicles currently in use around the globe every minute.
  3. 60 million cars are produced every year! That's 165,000 vehicles a day, 6,875 an hour, and 115 a minute — crazy, right?
  4. 18 percent of American drivers are capable of driving a manual transmission.
  5. Did you know that 80% of an average car is recyclable? In the U.S. alone, 12 million automobiles are recycled every year. Because of this number, automotive recycling is the 16th largest industry in the U.S.
  6. There are more cars than people living in the city of Los Angeles.
  7. It is unfortunate, but almost 95% of a car's lifetime is spent parked.
  8. In case of a crash or a heavy impact, airbags are designed to inflate in just 30 milliseconds. 
  9. The Toyota Corolla is the world's best-selling car of all time. The infamous vehicle is sold in over 150 countries and regions, and the company sells 1 Corolla every 15 seconds (CRAZY!!).
  10. An average car has 30,000 car parts, including all its nuts and bolts.

Yep - 30,000 parts. At Robbie's At Your Service Auto Repair, we can service nearly all of them. We hope you enjoyed these fascinating facts about cars. If your beloved vehicle requires maintenance or repairs, give us a call or visit our shop in Merritt Island, FL, today!