Interesting Car Facts

  • There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth.
  • About 165,000 cars are produced every day.
  • The “new car smell” is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds.
  • It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h).
  • Hitler, while in prison, wrote to a Mercedes dealership begging for a car loan.
  • Up to 19 girls can be crammed into a smart car.
  • The average car has 30,000 parts.
  • 92% of all new sold cars in Brazil use ethanol as fuel, which is produced from sugar cane.
  • 75% of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today.
  • Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsche.
  • The average American spends about 38 hours a year stuck in traffic.
  • The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio.
  • The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000.
  • When the car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban it arguing that it could distract drivers and cause accidents.
  • It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
  • Car wrecks are the number one cause of death for Americans under 35.
  • In Turkmenistan, car drivers are entitled to 120 Litres (31 gal.) of free petrol a month.
  • There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.
  • The inventor of the cruise control was blind.
  • The vehicle with the highest mileage covered a total of 2,850,000 miles (4,586,630 km).
  • The world’s fastest street-legal production car is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, at 267 mph (431 km/h).
  • In 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.
  • Most new cars fake engine noise through speakers. They are quite silent otherwise.
  • Honking your car horn, except in an emergency, is illegal in NYC.
  • Sweden’s Volvo made the three-point seatbelt design patent open and available to other car manufacturers for free, in the interest of safety. It saves one life every 6 minutes.
  • 95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked.

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June Bank Holiday Opening Hours

While we are closed on Sunday, our SWORDS depot will open on bank holiday Monday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

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Unit B2 Metropoint Business Park, Kettles Lane, Swords, Dublin, K67W5D4