Brakeorama’s Car Fun Facts

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  • The first cars did not have steering wheels. Drivers steered with a lever.
  • The New York City Police Department used bicycles to pursue speeding motorists in 1898.
  • The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.
  • In 1916, 55 percent of the cars in the world were Model T Fords, a record that has never been beaten.
  • The first gas gauge appeared in cars in 1922.
  • In 1923, 173 new inventions by women for cars had been reported. Among these inventions were a carburetor and an electric engine starter.
  • The first car radio was invented in 1929.
  • Buick introduced the first electric turn signals in 1938.
  • The Peanuts characters were first animated in 1957 for a Ford automobile commercial.
  • Most American car horns beep in the key of F.
  • The automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world today.

About brakeorama

Brake-O-Rama is a tire dealer and auto repair facility. We providing maintenance and repair services throughout NJ. Our auto techs are blogging to simplify your auto questions and to put complicated automobile information into a simple easy to digest format. Brought to you by team of professionals at Brake-O-Rama
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