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10 Fast Facts That’ll Rev Any Car Lover’s Engine


Think you know everything there is to know about cars? Bet you didn’t know these 10 fast facts!


  1. The average national repair costs for car is $356.04.

  2. Household customers make up the largest share of the auto repair industry at 75%.

  3. Every year, over $60 billion worth of car maintenance goes unperformed.

  4. The total average repair cost in the U.S. is $305.55, including $202.28 for parts and $103.27 for labor.

  5. In 2017, U.S. motor vehicle and parts retailers generated revenue of around 100 billion U.S. dollars.

  6. Surveys estimate that work tools and power tools cause an average of nearly 400,000 visits to the emergency room each year.

  7. The United States has more cars than any other country in the world, at 300 million. China comes in a distant second, at 78 million.

  8. A single car has about 30,000 parts. About 80% of a car is recyclable.

  9. More than 390 million vehicles (including cars, motorcycles and mopeds, RVs, truck and buses) have been recalled in the U.S. since 1996.

  10. The auto tools industry makes up 7% of the top services performed based on total purchasing dollars in the U.S.


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