Survey suggests majority of motorists are capable of simple vehicle maintenance

12.00 | 1 June 2012 |

UK drivers are quietly confident when it comes to simple car maintenance, according to a new survey carried out by GEM Motoring Assist.

The survey of 800 drivers reveals that 99% know where to find the dipstick in their car, 94% know how change a tyre and more than 95% know how to jump start a car.

GEM says its findings contradict other recent reports indicating that drivers aren’t capable of simple DIY on their car.

David Williams MBE, CEO of GEM Motoring Assist, says: “We’re really pleased to see such a positive set of results from our latest survey. Amid all the doom and gloom of rising petrol prices and maintenance costs, it’s great to know that drivers are more than capable of running simple car maintenance themselves.

“However, we would always advise motorists to seek professional advice and servicing for persistent or more complex problems with their cars. Similarly, regular maintenance and checks will help avoid more serious and damaging problems to a vehicle in the long run.”


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