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A recent survey by intelligentcarleasing.com has found that 54.5% of 18-24-year-olds would not know how to change a tyre on their car if they were to have a puncture or some other problem.
When asked why this was the case, respondents gave a number of different reasons, including:
Many people now have breakdown cover as part of their insurance policy, and as such it is easier to call for help than to try and fix it themselves.
Knowing how to change a tyre isnât part of the driving test so there has been no requirement to learn.
An increasing number of cars are now fitted with run-flat tyres, which has reduced the need to learn how to change a flat tyre.
The survey also revealed a gender split, with 57.1% of male respondents saying they were able to change a tyre, compared to only 34.0% of female respondents.
Intelligentcarleasing.com suggests that...