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