By Denna Bowman
Women are less likely to make mistakes when it comes to car and tyres maintenance, according to a new study.
Most women will not have driven with flat tyres, forgotten to use anti-freeze or put petrol in a diesel car by mistake, reports a poll by oil brand Castrol.
However, many more men will have fallen victim to the costly mistakes the survey claims.
The figures show that women are 11% less likely to have over-filled fluids in their engine whilst topping up their oil, water and brake fluid.
However, the results may be slanted in favour of women due to a lack of the female sex actually carrying out the repairs!
The survey found that a sixth of female drivers confess they do not know how to open their car’s bonnet.
Quentin Willson, the UK’s top motoring correspondent, who is backing Castrol’s ‘Right Oil for Your Car’ campaign, says: “I’m a great closet feminist and reckon women do lots of stuff better than men.
“They get too much stick for their supposed lack of knowledge about cars, so it’s great to see the sisters doing it for themselves and getting stuck into the male territory of DIY car maintenance.”