May 11, 2006

Guys Losing Knowledge On Cars

Car care is for guys, questions are for women? Toss that tired stereotype down the environmentally conscientious drain. A new survey taken by the slick folks at Jiffy Lube says that guys aren't giving gals the best advice on car care, despite a majority of both sexes believing men know more on the subject. Two-thirds of men gave the wrong answer when asked where tire-inflation guidelines are printed on a car, versus 45 percent of women (hint: it's usually on a sticker in the door jamb). Similar ratios of men to women thought that switching to synthetic oil gave them more time between oil changes - a wrong assumption, the oil-change specialists say. And, it turns out, women polled knew just as much about replacing wiper blades and how underinflated tires can sap gas mileage as men.

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Posted by Quality Weenie at May 11, 2006 07:10 AM | TrackBack

There's tire inflation info on the door?

I always look at the tires.

Posted by: Harvey at May 17, 2006 06:58 AM