Five facts you (probably) didn’t know about cars

Lady in Car with NotepadFrom Carl Benz unveiling the first automobile in 1885 through to Henry Ford creating the low-cost car – our passion for motor vehicles has continued to grow.

Whether it’s a daily drive or your showroom vehicle, cars have a way of bringing people together. So, here are five car facts you can bring up next time cars crop up in your conversation.

The top selling car around the world

If we’re talking about the top-selling car around the world, look no further than the Toyota Corolla. Sold in more than 150 countries, there is an estimated 44 million people proudly driving a Corolla. Oh what a feeling, indeed.

The worlds first speeding fine

While there is some debate, Walter Arnold was caught speeding on 28 January 1896 and issued with what many consider to be the world’s first speeding fine.

While Bumpertek always encourages safe driving, even we think Walter Arnold’s fine for going 8 miles per hour (or 12.87 kilometres per hour), could have been left as just a warning.

The fastest car – ever

Going a little bit quicker than 13 kilometres per hour is the SSC Tuatara Hypercar – now the fastest production car in the world.

Clocking in at just over 316 miles per hour (or 509 kilometres per hour), the SSC’s Hypercar has broken the world record previously held by the Koenigsegg Agera RS.

The current holder of the Outright World Land Speed Record is a bit quicker still. Andy Green, in a Thrust SSC twin turbofan jet-powered car, managed to drive 1227.985 kilometres per hour in 1997.

Volkswagen is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world

From the humble beetle, German car manufacturer Volkswagen has grown into one of the largest car manufacturers that exist today. In fact, Volkswagen was named as the world’s largest automaker in 2018, delivering 10.8 million vehicles.

The Group comprises 12 brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.

Car scratch and paint repairs are critically important for the value of your vehicle.

Whatever your situation, car scratch and bumper damage can feel inevitable for those of us who use our daily drive. But when it happens, it can be frustrating to say the least.

While everyone wants their vehicle to look as good as it can, car paint repair and car bumper repairs can increase the value even for those who are not looking to selling today.

But if I’m not selling today, I can just leave it right?

Wrong. Leaving scratches on your car can lead to further damage, which will cost you even more to fix when you inevitably need to. Paint scratches leave cars susceptible to rust which can cause serious damage to the exterior of your car, creating a bigger problem in the future.

Save yourself the headache – and save yourself money in the long run – and get that car scratch fixed today!