New Study Shows Americans Know Nothing About Their Cars
Business must be booming for Triple-A. Because we're all pretty helpless at this point if our car breaks down.
A new survey found 68% of cars currently have at least one thing wrong with them. When people were asked whether they could handle relatively simple fixes, like changing a tire, the answer for most was a resounding "nope".
Here are six fixes, and how many of us feel "extremely confident" we could do them:
- Could you add windshield washer fluid to your car? 30% aren't sure they could.
- Could you replace your windshield wipers? 52% don't know if they could handle it.
- Could you jump start your car if the battery died? 53% don't know if they could.
- Could you put a spare tire on? 61% aren't sure. One in five don't even know how to use a gauge to check the tire pressure.
- Could you replace a blown fuse? 63% aren't sure they could do it.
- Could you change your own oil? 67% said no.
Now here's the craziest stat: Researchers showed people different photos of car parts and 41% couldn't even identify which part was the engine.
Read more at SWNS.