Brits planning to take their cars on ferries to France
may be more confident regarding the maintenance of their vehicle than many people realise.
According to research carried out by GEM Motoring Assist, 99 per cent of UK drivers say they know exactly where their car's dipstick is, while 94 per cent know how to change a tyre. In addition, 95 per cent of drivers know how to jump start their car.
David Williams, chief executive officer of GEM, said: "Amid all the doom and gloom of the economy, rising petrol prices and maintenance costs, it's great to know that drivers are more than capable of running simple car maintenance."
Meanwhile, anyone embarking on journeys abroad is advised by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to run a few simple checks first.
The government department argued Brits should be as prepared as possible, which means familiarising oneself with local laws and speed limits, as well as planning ahead to ensure vehicles comply with all local requirements for roadworthiness.
Posted by Andrew Smith