Whether you are a new car owner or you’ve owned over ten in your lifetime, we know that you care about your vehicle and keeping it in good shape. That’s why you make sure to get a regular car wash whenever you can! Crazy Clean Car Wash in Odessa makes it easier than ever to get a regular cleaning and be on your way in no time. Purchase one of our monthly cleaning packages and experience the difference for yourself!

Today, we wanted to share some our favorite fun facts about cars. See how many you already knew, and count how many you didn’t!

  • Right now, there are one billion cars in use on our planet.
  • That “new car smell” that everyone loves so much is made from over 50 volatile organic compounds.
  • If we had a road that went from the earth to the moon, it would take fewer than 6 months to get there by car when driving a steady 60 mph.
  • The average car has around 30,000 parts.
  • Of all the cars Rolls-Royce has ever produced, 75 percent of them are still on the road to this day.
  • Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati, and Porsche are all owned by one company: Volkswagen.
  • The average American will spend about 38 hours of every year sitting in traffic.
  • Some states wanted to ban car radios when they were first introduced because they believed that they would distract drivers and lead to an increase in car accidents.
  • It is considered a criminal offense to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
  • In Los Angeles, there are more cars than people. In fact, parking takes up as much as 14 percent of all land-use in LA County.
  • The person who invented cruise control was blind.
  • Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.
  • Newer cars’ engines have been designed to stay quiet. In fact, most of the engine noise we hear in these cars is faked through speakers.
  • Both the United States and European law requires electric cars to make fake noise to alert pedestrians that there is a car nearby.
  • Volvo of Sweden designed our three-point seatbelt design. However, they kept the patent open so other car manufacturers could use it to save lives. Because of this, these seatbelts save one life approximately every six minutes.
  • A car spends 95 percent of its life parked.
  • In the beginning of the 20th century, horses were pooping so much that people were worried about the resulting pollution. Cars were seen as the “green” alternative at the time.
  • Up to 80 percent of the average car can be recycled.
  • Back in 1900, 40 percent of American cars ran on steam, 38 percent were powered by electricity, and only 22 percent were powered by gasoline.
  • In 2009, a study found that Hummer drivers tend to get almost five times as many tickets as the U.S. national average for all other vehicles.
  • The man who invented intermittent windshield wipers tried to sell his idea to the automobile industry, but they turned him down. Once he saw them on new cars, he sued and won.
  • If you’ve ever forgotten your drive to work, this is normal. It’s referred to as “Highway Hypnosis.”
  • The world’s first real automobile race happened in 1895. The top speed was just 15 mph.
  • The first speeding ticket in the whole world was given to a driver in 1896. The speed limit was 2 mph, and the driver was going 8 mph.
  • One 18 percent of Americans can drive manual cars.
  • The first armored presidential car was a Cadillac. It had been previously owned by Al Capone.
  • In 2013, the world’s most popular car color was white.

Crazy Clean Car Wash

We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about cars in this blog post! Please stop by one of our three affordable and convenient Crazy Clean Car Wash locations in Odessa for the finest car wash your car has ever received. Our team offers three different packages so you can pick the car wash option that is best for your budget and your vehicle. We look forward to seeing you! Feel free to use our free car vacuums to help clean up the inside of your car as well. It’s time to prioritize your car and keep it in top condition!