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Many Young Drivers Can’t Change a Tyre

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 isn’t 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 this might be because men in this age group are more likely to have a driving licence than women. It also suggests that young men are more likely to be too embarrassed to admit that they don’t know how to change a tyre!

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Whether you are looking for tyres for your car, van, 4x4, or even your tractor, Strathclyde Tyres is your number one choice in Johnstone, Coatbridge, Kilmarnock and across central Scotland.

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