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    1. If you put your car battery in backwards, will the horn suck? (Contributed by Bill Wells)
    2. Why do speedometers go up to 85 miles per hour when the speed limit is 65? (Contributed by Scott Adams)
    3. General Motors mini vans have an air bag installed on the steering wheel. Why do they have a warning sticker on the back of the sun visor that reads "Caution. Do not sit by air bag"? Just where do they expect the driver to sit? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. With cars getting smaller and smaller these days shouldn't we all be looking left right and down before crossing a street? (Contributed by Jim Moore Jr.)
    5. Why do the new vehicles being produced with 'ant-lock brakes' have parking brakes? Aren't parking brakes supposed to lock up the brakes so you're auto won't move? How is this possible if the anti-lock brakes actually work? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Why is there a dimmer switch for the dashboard lights in cars? Do you find yourself driving along and suddenly say 'AARGH DASHBOARD LIGHTS TOO BRIGHT. I'M GONNA CRASH'? (Contributed by Pete Cunneen)
    7. Does an electric car run faster in an electrical storm? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. If the front of your car says "DODGE" do you really need a horn? (Contributed by Don F.)
    9. If you replaced the headlights in your car with strobe lights would it look like you were the only one moving? (Contributed by Don F.)
    10. Why do some carshades (those cardboard things you stick behind your windshield) warn you DO NOT USE WHILE DRIVING? (Contributed by Don F.)
    11. Why isn't the steering wheel in the MIDDLE of the car? (Contributed by TRISHA)
    12. Is there any scientific proof that those little windshield wipers on car headlights are worthwhile? (Contributed by Cathy Grubman Quirks Newspaper)
    13. Why don't we keep gloves in the glove compartment? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    14. Why do all the perfect drivers always seem to be in the back seat? (Contributed by Keith Sullivan)
    15. It was once said that if we had a powerful car we could pass anything except a petrol station. So why now that we have powerful cars and kids can we pass everything except McDonalds? (Contributed by Phil Jones)
    16. For people who never use it why doesn't someone come up with a dust cover for the turn signal lever? (Contributed by Bill Hawver)
    17. Why do people spend extra money for personalized license plates just to let us all know that they can't spell? (Contributed by Don F.)
    18. Why do gas gauges spend so much time on full then suddenly drop fast? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    19. Why aren't cars equipped with ejector seats for back-seat drivers? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    20. Why is it that car manufacturers spent many years designing vehicles with smooth sleek lines then people put bike and ski racks on the roof and add hundreds of pounds of drag? (Contributed by Jim Moore Jr.)
    21. Isn't driving a vehicle confusing enough? Why would they put 'Dodge' and 'Ram' on the same vehicle? (Contributed by Don F.)
    22. Why don't they make prescription windshields? (Contributed by Aaron Packnick)
    23. Why on Earth would they make a rear bumper for a truck 'Optional', when it is against the law not to have one? (Contributed by CrownPC)
    24. Since our cars now have computers in them, why isn't 'disk drive' a setting on the gear shift? (Contributed by Sarah D.)
    25. Isn't the trouble with bucket seats, the fact that not everybody has the same size bucket? (Contributed by Self-Worth.com)
    26. Since everybody and their dog are giving away free cell phones, why don't the auto manufacturers just build them into the sun visors? (Contributed by Don F.)
    27. Wouldn't it be cool if cruise control really did? (Contributed by Phyllis Persun)
    28. With all the amazing technological advances, why do we still have to check our car's motor oil with a dipstick, just as our grandparents did? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    29. The reason for spoilers on the trunk of a car is for the air pressure to cause better traction for the drive wheels, right? So how come they still put the spoilers on the trunk of front wheel drive cars? (Contributed by Don F.)
    30. Shouldn't auto makers want to name their cars 'Head'? Wouldn't they get a lot of free publicity from all the fast food restaurants? After giving your order don't they all tell you to 'Please Drive a Head'? (Contributed by Don F.)
    31. Whatever happened to whitewall tires? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    32. Why does the dashboard of cars have all those little vents and nooks and crannies that to clean you need to use a Q-tip? Were they designed by a man? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    33. Why don't the designs of all sedans have a little rain-trough above the windows so that when you are driving in the wet weather you can roll down your window without getting a lapful of water? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    34. Why isn't there an 'I' on any license plate in the United States? (Contributed by Courtney)
    35. Why is it that the windshield wiper that goes bad first is always on the drivers side? Aren't they both used the same amount? (Contributed by Jan)
    36. Why are semi-trucks bigger than regular trucks? (Contributed by T.M.)
    37. Will mini vans die out one day like the station wagon did? (Contributed by Judy)
    38. Do you think the cave guy that discovered the wheel said, 'Hey, these would go great on the car'? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    39. When cars turn corners, which tire records the mileage? It wouldn't be completely accurate if only one tire was hooked up to the odometer, would it? Do they average all four tires? Or maybe two? (Contributed by Paige Temperley)
    40. Do snow tires melt in the summer? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    41. All autos have a horn so we can express our feelings to people in front of us, right? So how come there isn't some sort of audible device at the rear of our vehicles so we can express our feelings to the tailgater behind us? (Contributed by Don F.)
    42. How come car keys are the only keys with teeth on both sides? (Contributed by C.T.)
    43. What is this thing with fog lights? Why is it that almost everyone uses them on nights when the skies are totally clear? Would their sole purpose be to blind the other drivers? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    44. Would it be illegal to have a giant mirror installed on your car to reflect the oncoming vehicles bright lights back at them? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    45. Do muffler manufacturers ever get exhausted? (Contributed by Randy)
    46. Can you freeze anti-freeze? (Contributed by Dave T.)
    47. Why is it that you can replace both of your car's headlights at the same time with new lights and one ALWAYS burns out before the other one? (Contributed by Craig)
    48. How come it takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile but only one nut to scatter it all over the road? (Contributed by Steve)
    49. How does a bus driver LOCK a bus? You push the lever (or button) on the inside to open the doors, but how do you close them from the outside? (Contributed by John and Evaonne Hendricks)
    50. Were retread tires first made for people who wanted to retire? (Contributed by Joe)
    51. Why can't cars have multiple horns to reflect varying degrees of emotion? (Contributed by Pete J.)
    52. If you put your car battery in backwards, does the radio listen or the headlights cast shadows? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    53. Do back seat drivers come standard on cars, or are they an option? (Contributed by Sam Pittman)
    54. Why do we sit in front of a computer monitor but, sit behind a steering wheel? (Contributed by Hugh Pierce)
    55. Why is it that we keep building faster cars when the average speed most of us get to during commutes is 10 miles/hour? (Contributed by Aldo Nava)
    56. Do we really need the other half on the odometer if we know it is illegal to get there? (Contributed by Aldo Nava)
    57. Should we blame automakers for putting the tempting other half of the odometer, knowing you’d get a speeding ticket for it? (Contributed by Aldo Nava)
    58. What’s with the phrase ‘Limited Edition’ on some automobiles? Aren’t they all limited editions? (Contributed by Don F.)
    59. Why can't you roll back the miles on the odometer by driving in reverse? (Contributed by Zagros)
    60. Since cars don't have ashtrays or cigarette lighters anymore because people stopped using them, will the next thing to disappear will be turn signals? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
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