Women drivers don't know what to do with their dipsticks
A survey published today has revealed that more than one in ten women drivers admit to never checking their oil levels or tyre pressures.
The poll conducted for Autoquake.com showed that women lag considerably behind men in performing basic maintenance tasks.
Astonishingly, a further one in ten women said that they paid someone else to check these things for them, including screen wash levels and how much tread is left on the tyres.
40 percent of all the people surveyed said that they never checked the pressure in their spare tyre.
Autoquake CEO, Dermot Halpin, said: "We're surprised to find such differences between the sexes. Pumping up your tyres or checking the oil level doesn't require any special mechanical knowledge or muscle power, yet women drivers in particular are neglecting these basic but important checks."
He also warned that not keeping an eye on your car could leave to a potentially huge repair bill or an unsafe car.
If motorists are found by the police to have too little tread on their tyres it may lead to prosecution.