#Trending-Thur 6/14/18: Over 60% of Us Can't Fix a Flat Tire

posted by Trevor D - 

Over 60% of Us Can't Fix a Flat Tire . . . and 41% Don't Even Know Which Part Is the Engine?

 

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.  And 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 . . .

 

 1.  Could you add windshield washer fluid to your car?  30% aren't sure they could.

 

2.  Could you replace your windshield wipers?  52% don't know if they could handle it.

 

3.  Could you jump start your car if the battery died?  53% don't know if they could.

 

4.  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.

 

5.  Could you replace a blown fuse?  63% aren't sure they could do it.

 

6.  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. 

  

(SWNS Digital)

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