Do You Have a Special Name for Your Car?

I have written in the past about my 2001 Chevy Suburban that is chugging along on the road to 200,000 miles. My family and I have taken to calling it Big Red for obvious reasons. That got me to thinking about the special relationship that people develop with their cars. In doing a little research, I discovered that AutoNation has found that Big Red is actually the ninth most popular car name. Here are more interesting facts I discovered from a Nationwide Insurance survey:

  • Nearly 25 percent of U.S. car owners have a special name for their car.
  • Over 31% of the names were inspired by the cars color or appearance.
  • Millennials (18-34) were the largest group to name their cars at 34%.
  • Women (27%) were far more likely to name their ride than men (17%).
  • Over a quarter (26 percent) of those surveyed think of their car as a girl.

Take the Nam-u-lator quiz to find your cars name

If you haven’t come up with a name for your vehicle, Mobil 1™ has created a fun ‘Nam-u-lator‘ quiz that will allow you to answer questions about your ride to find it’s unique identity and come up with a unique name. I took the quiz and the Nam-u-lator came up with ‘Bro Wagon’, which is pretty spot on!

Once you have completed the quiz, you can receive a free personalized license plate frame with the purchase of 5 quarts of Mobil 1 at your local AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, or Pep Boys store. You can then show off your car with the personalized license plate frame by sharing a photo in the community photo gallery.

Also, make sure you follow Mobil 1™ on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ExxonMobil. The opinions and text are all mine.


Greg Baugher

Bacon is always the answer. Currently working towards an MBA with an emphasis in fantasy football. I have friends in spite of myself. Probably the best meat eater in the world. Trying to change the name from Tweeting to Gregging. Recommended by 4 out of 5 people that recommend things. I’m here to avoid friends on Facebook.

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