The Inside Dope

To provide insight into some historical events and important scenarios, we give you following piece of privileged information.


The Smashups

The first car accident befell in Ohio in 1891.

The chances of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5000.

Car crashes are the number one reason of death for Americans under 35.

40% of drivers never even hit the brakes during a car crash.


The Pioneers

When only the rich could afford a car in the 30s, Adolf Hitler supposedly sketched for the Beetle, the people’s car, which was then designed by Engineer Ferdinand Porsche.

Hitler, while in penitentiary, wrote to a Mercedes showroom pleading for a car loan.

Due to an inadequacy in California state law, Steve Job car never had a license plate on his car.

In 2012, Nevada became the first state to issue licenses for self-driving cars.


The Car Expertise

The new car smell is basically due to chemical compounds onside a vehicle which emit volatile organic compounds. These VOC are the source of the fragrance associated with the car.

It takes about 25 hours to build a car with all its parts, 10 hours of which are for painting.

The arrow next to your fuel gauge tells you which side your gas tank is on.

Experts have found that the average car takes about half an ounce of gasoline to start.


Wasting Energy and Time

The average American spends about 38 hours a year jammed in traffic.

Britons collectively waste 960 million hours in traffic jams each year.

The average British driver spends 9 days stuck in traffic over the course of his lifetime.

95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked.


Recyclability of a Car

Up to 80% of an average car is recyclable.

Automobiles are the most recycled consumer products in the world.



Horses used to cause so much pollution with their poop in the early 20th century that cars were seen as green alternative.

It would take less than 6 months to reach the moon by a car if you move at a speed of 60 mph (95 km/h).


About People

35% of the world’s population drives on the left side of the road.

16% of car owners never wash their cars.

90% of people admit to singing in their cars.

There are more cars than people (including infants) in the US.

Up to 19 girls can be fit into a smart car.


Treating Temperature

Fully cooking a meal inside a car’s engine compartment is possible if you drive long enough on a holiday.

You can cool down a car immediately by rolling down the window on one side and opening and closing the door on the other side for five to six times.


Key Device

A car remote becomes useless if a button is pressed more than 256 times when the remote is long way off. This is due to the method of encryption between the car remote and the receiver in the vehicle.

Holding a remote car key to your head doubles its range because the human skull acts as an amplifier.