Where would we be without the internet? Whether you are searching for a train timetable, shiny new shoes or even a shiny new car, search engines will oblige with providing many options for you. To be precise, on Google alone there are 40,000 search queries per second, resulting in over 3.5 billion searches per day.
And speaking of cars, searches involving this keyword are very popular with thousands completed every month in the UK alone. Along with more routine searches such as “buy a car online”, there are many others which may surprise you. How about “Why does my car smell like a wet dog?” or more bizarrely “what’s the best car for the zombie apocalypse?” Really?
Now, using the latest and most sophisticated research techniques (a quick fire poll round the office), our Lookers digital team has selected their favourite of the more ‘out there’ search terms.
Spoiler alert... yes, keying a car is criminal damage. Very much so.
1. My car smells like something died
2. Can I drive barefoot?
The answer is apparently yes. Who knew?
3. Can I carry a bat in my car?
We suspect users weren’t referring to furry nocturnal creatures with this search…
4. Best car to attract a girl
Well if you need to ask there are over 40 million results to help you.Good luck with that. In the spirit of honesty though, it’s probably not the car preventing you from getting the girl…
5. How to get a car unstuck from the mud
Erm, not drive through mud? And if you do, that ‘bat’ (number 5) might come in handy!
6. Best car for the zombie apocalypse
Well it’s good to be prepared isn’t it? If Donald Trump can get this close to the White House, anything is possible.
7. What type of car did Columbo drive?
Bit of a classic as it turns out…
8. How to make my car like Kitt
Kitt, if you remember, is the car from the TV show Knight Rider, starring The ‘Hoff’. Fortunately there were no searches for ‘How to be like the Hoff’. Phew.
9. My car looks ugly.
Poor car. What has it ever done to you? Just as well Google is here to help you with 70 million results.
10. How to name a car