Millennials admit they have no idea how to change a flat tyre

By Alice Hole
on March 20, 2019 11:20:14 AM GMT

Millennials admit they have no idea how to change a flat tyre

By Alice Hole
on March 20, 2019 11:20:14 AM GMT

As you sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the evening soaps, ask yourself… ‘Do I know how to change a flat tyre?’

A recent study carried out by the Independent shows that almost three quarters of millennials have admitted that they have no idea how to change a flat tyre.

The Independent reported ‘A poll of 2,000 drivers revealed that while almost half of those aged 36 and above could confidently change a wheel at the side of the road, just 27% of 18-23-year-olds reckon they could do the same.

More than a third of millennials also admitted they would struggle to confidently open a car bonnet while 34 per cent don’t know what power steering does.’

It’s quite a scary thought, that the car you are driving, which the majority use almost every day, twice a day (If you’re driving to and from work) don’t actually know much about the vehicle they’re driving at all.

Could you trust yourself to deal with a basic issue on your car? Such as changing your car tyre or replacing an old/ damaged windscreen blade.

It’s a daunting thought that most people will jump in their car and have no idea what to do if something was to go wrong.

The Independent has compiled a list of basic DIY tasks that the younger generation have admitted they struggle with:-  

1.   Fix a leaky tap

2.   Rewire a plug

3.   Change a headlight bulb

4.   Bleed a radiator

5.   Change a car tyre

6.   Jump start a car with a flat battery

7.   Replace the wiper blades

8.   Change a fuse

9.   Check the tread depth on car tyres

10.  Put up a shelf

11.  Unblock the sink

12.  Descale a kettle

13.  Connect a phone to the car radio

14.  Build flat pack furniture

15.  Top up the oil in the car

16.  Change a lightbulb

17.  Check the tyre pressures on the car

18.  Find the spare tyre

19.  Check the oil levels in a car

20.  Fill up the screenwash

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