A new research from Leasing Options has revealed that a worrying number of UK drivers are unable to carry out basic maintenance tasks on cars, leading to potentially costly and dangerous breakdowns.
The vehicle leasing company surveyed over 1,000 drivers to find out just how car savvy UK drivers are and where people need to improve their skills. Less than 50% of drivers across major UK cities know how to carry out basic tasks, such as changing a tyre, checking brake fluid or adjusting the height of a steering wheel. The following are the results from the survey.
1 in 10 drivers admit they would use boiling water to de-ice their car windows
Less than 1 in 5 of UK drivers know the stopping distance when driving at 30mph
Over half of 25-34 year olds don’t know how to open their car bonnet
Mike Thompson, Brand Manager at Leasing Options, said:
“We want to ensure Brits are safe on the roads when the weather makes driving conditions more risky. We were shocked by some of the results and as a nation we need to make time to get to know our cars. Carrying out tasks on your vehicle without the correct knowledge can not only put yourself but others on the road in danger. We recommend that drivers who are unsure about the correct procedures to follow do not carry out the tasks themselves but seek help from a professional.”
To find out more about how car savvy UK drivers really are please visit: www.leasingoptions.co.uk/news/how-car–savvy-are-you/4550