By Denna Bowman
A new survey explodes the myth that women know nothing about cars and tyres.
Nearly 73 per cent of female drivers confirmed that they know how to check their vehicles oil and water levels and insist they are no air-heads when it comes to making sure their tyres are properly inflated.
Around 44% of women discuss cars with their friends and 64% watch the Top Gear television programme, according to the survey for Diamond car insurance.
They give careful consideration to economy and price when purchasing a car, with less than 3% of women saying they would choose a car for its colour.
The Diamond poll found that the number of women keeping a torch (15%) and road map in the car (12%), was more than the number keeping make up in the glove-compartment (8%).
Sian Lewis, managing director of Diamond, said: “Our research shows many of the stereotypes you hear about women drivers are very much outdated and untrue.
“Today’s generation of women drivers keep up to date with the motoring world, make informed motoring choices and take efforts to look after their wheels.”