Auto and Garage
THE NEXT TIME you take your favorite ride out for a Sunday spin or lie underneath it changing the oil, mull these quirky automotive facts, courtesy
of skygaze.com ( www.skygaze.com).
• Most American automobile horns beep in the key of F.
• The high roofs of London taxicabs were originally designed to keep
gentlemen from knocking off their top hats as they entered and left.
• In 1906 the Autocar was manufactured in the United States with a new
invention: headlights. They burned kerosene.
If you really want to delve into automobile trivia, find a copy of The
Essential Book of Car Facts and Trivia, by Giles Chapman. It offers such
tidbits as the cars mentioned most frequently in rap songs, the items most
common left behind in London cabs, the 69 countries in which cars are
driven on the left and much more. A
146 Car batteries 101
148 Jump-starting a car
150 A guide to motor oil
153 Recycling your motor oil
154 A garage makeover
156 Driving back in time
157 Caring for car tires