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Over half of young drivers can’t change a car tyre

The survey conducted by Intelligent Car Leasing revealed that 54.5% of young people in the 18-24 age bracket admitted to not being able to solve a flat tyre themselves.

The survey found that young males are more confident in their abilities than females. The overall response from male participants shows that 57.1% claimed they could replace a tyre. Whereas for female participants this figure was considerably lower at only 34.0%.

Amongst the reasons given by some respondents as to why they can’t change a tyre were:

Breakdown cover is included in their insurance and so they haven’t bothered to learn how to change a tyre.

Changing a tyre isn’t a requirement for passing the test and so they’ve never bothered to learn how to do it.

More cars have run-flat tyres now meaning that learning the skill isn’t necessary.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.