A recent survey by the car insurance company LV came up with the interesting findings that it is the younger ‘millennials’ who are more confident about doing a spot of DIY maintenance on their car than their older counterparts. The survey found that half of the 17 to 24 year olds who were questioned believed they would find it relatively easy to do some basic car maintenance on their own.
Not Confident In Repairing Simple Problems
This is in contrast to the over 45’s who were questioned in the survey, as less than a third replied that they would be confident in repairing a simple problem on their vehicle.
The reason that the younger generation are more adept at sorting out any small problems that occur with their car could be down to two main factors. One is that the driving test that they have to pass is a lot more thorough than it used to be and so young drivers learn some basic car maintenance along the way that stands them in good stead for the future. Secondly there is now a proliferation of ‘How To’ videos on YouTube which the younger generation tend to check out more than the older generation, and on these videos they learn many of the basics that can help them in repairing small issues that develop with their vehicle.
£400 Million On Garage Bills
LV came to the conclusion that this lack of confidence from the older generation is costing a great deal of money. They believe they are wasting up to £400 million on garage bills every year when they could be performing many of these simple tasks themselves.
We have to admit we were surprised when we saw the results of this survey by LV, you would have thought that this ‘digital generation’ would be less inclined to get under the bonnet of their car but it seems this is not the case, so hats off to them.
What they can’t do though is do an expert job at repairing any dents that a car picks up, so fortunately for us here at Dent Magnet you still need our services for this type of problem. Don’t forget we can come to you to repair your car rather than you having to come to us, so if you live in Northern Ireland and you want to get rid of a dent or scratch on your car please give us a call on 0800 083 5270 and we will be glad to be of assistance.