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.