There’s not always time to visit your local repair shop when car troubles arise, but if you’re not a trained mechanic, we don’t recommend you start fixing things yourself, or else you may end up with one of these disasters. Continue reading to see more.

5 Fun and useless car facts:

  1. In 1960, you could purchase a brand new Buick La Sabre for under $3000. With that you basically got two-doors, a (manual) steering wheel and an engine.
  2. Early Ford vehicles contained Dodge engines. Some 1980′s Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouths contain Mitsubishi Engines.
  3. Mary Anderson patented the windshield wiper in 1905 after she noticed snow and rain gathering on the fronts of trolley cars and automobile windows.
  4. In 1898, the New York City Police Department used bicycles to pursue speeding motorists.
  5. Only FOUR automobiles were registered in the United States in 1895. I guess everybody had to learn to share!

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