The Car Geek: Women are more car-care savvy than men

The Car Geek

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Women are more car-care savvy than men

From a national survey sponsored by Jeff Lube International, 64 percent of women and 69 percent of men think men know better than women when it comes to car issues, but their answers to basic car-care questions may be a contradiction to that.

Basing from the results of 524 men and 522 women surveyed, you be the judge whether men or women has a better understanding in terms of car-care:

  • 67 percent of men and 45 percent of women incorrectly answered that a vehicle's proper tire-inflation pressure information is located on the tires' sidewalls while 22 percent of women and more than the 16 percent of men realized the correct tire pressure is not on the tire sidewall, wheel rim or wheel well.

  • Two-thirds (67 percent) of men and 46 percent of women incorrectly assumed simply switching from conventional engine oil to synthetic oil enables the number of miles between oil changes to be safely extended.

  • While about half of the men and women polled (54 percent and 49 percent) knew that the normal life expectancy for many windshield wiper blades is six to 12 months, nearly 40 percent of them (39 percent and 38 percent) answered anywhere from one to five years.

  • 47 percent of men versus 27 percent of women knew cabin air filters clean the air passengers breathe.

  • 78 percent of men versus 56 percent of women knew the primary purpose of antifreeze/coolant was to help control the temperature of a vehicle's engine.

    It seems that compared to women men were able to correctly answer only a few of the car-care questions. Women out there should now think twice before consulting men regarding car-care issues.

    When it comes to car-care and maintenance, it is however important for all vehicle owners, men and women alike to be equipped with the necessary and correct information. Luckily, Auto Parts Inner can be a trusted source not just of reliable parts but of automotive information as well. They feature useful automotive articles and provide in-depth discussion on various automotive systems comprising a vehicle.