It's official: Most of us are dipsticks when it comes to car maintenance

Jon Reay
Checking oil
Checking oil


Nearly three quarters of UK motorists have no idea how to carry out basic car maintenance - including checking oil levels, a survey has revealed.

The research, carried out by breakdown cover provider Britannia, also revealed that the majority of drivers don't carry devices like tyre inflators or battery chargers in the car with them - measures that could get them up and running again after a breakdown.