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K&M Tire Facts
Our trucks drive more than 50,000 miles a day total to serve our customers.
Our call center takes an average of 2,770 calls per day.
More than 7,000 customers use Web Link, our online ordering system.
On average we sell tires to about 2,100 customers per business day.
Tire Safety Facts: Tire Tread Depth
Having good tires with sufficient tread depth is crucial for driving safety, particularly in wet or snowy road conditions.
Check the tread depth of your car tires by inserting a penny upside down into a tire groove. If you can see above Lincoln's head at any point, start shopping for new tires.
Interesting Car Facts -
Many of us will claim that we can reel-off interesting and fun facts about cars, but do you know any really obscure and ultra-specific facts that would leave hardcore petrolheads agape? No doubt you are sifting through your mental backlog trying to think of some, but no need, we have put together a top ten cheat sheet of interesting car facts you probably don't know.
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- The guy who invented cruise control was blind
- Ralph Teetor, who went blind at the age of five due to an accident, found that when he rode a horse alongside a friend of his, who was also on a horse, his friend would speed up when listening and slow down when talking. This inconsistency annoyed Teetor so much that he set out on inventing a device that could control speed, but for use in an automobile. In 1945, after ten years of research and development, Teetor eventually filled a patent for a speed control device, although it wasn't called 'Cruise Control' at first. Other names included 'Touchomati', 'Controlomatic' and 'Pressomatic'. 'Cruise Control' finally became the common name for it and it was first commercially used by Chrysler in 1958.
- A car was built every 16 seconds in March 2016
- Yes that's right. In the time it takes you to put milk in a cup of tea, a car rolls off a production line in the UK. That makes for 225 cars every hour and a massive 5,400 cars a day. Next time you are struggling to get work done, remember this stat.
- Elon Musk is not the founder of Tesla Motors
- Musk has been involved since the beginning, but not quite the very beginning. Although Elon Musk did join Tesla in 2004 and took over investments, played a big part in design and became the chairman of the board of directors, Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by Silicon Valley engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning.
- The average car has around 30,000 parts
- 30,000 is a lot. Having a whip around the office, some of the guesses we got were around 3,000 or 5,000 – but nobody ever imagined it would be as much as 30,000. You may just picture door panels and engine parts in your head, but don't forget about all the tiny screws and bolts that hold them all together.
- The fastest production car in the world is actually the Hennessey Venom GT
- You will have likely heard car fans bicker about this at great length. When discussing the fastest car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will no doubt get mentioned, with its top speed of 268mph. And officially, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport does hold the Guinness World Record for fastest car. However, the Hennessey Venom GT can actually achieve a speed of 270mph. The only reason it hasn't claimed the world record is because it didn't adhere to proper test conditions as it failed to complete a sprint test in both directions to compensate for the wind.
- Ferrari produces just 14 cars a day
- Let's get this in perspective. Ford creates around 8,000 to 10,000 cars a day. But with Ferrari's attention to detail, it only produces a maximum of 14 per day. Maybe that explains the high price tag a bit more.