Survey finds a distinct lack of knowledge about car parts

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3rd March 2017 15:31 - Automotive

Survey finds a distinct lack of knowledge about car parts: According to a new automotive survey by the website, CarGurus, many young drivers are not aware of what basic car parts are, despite being highly technically savvy.Survey finds a distinct lack of knowledge about car parts

The survey findings uncovered that 10 per cent of the young people in the survey believed that a chassis is a type of alcoholic beverage and a further 30 per cent thought that the ABS (anti-lock braking system) was a chronic bowel health complaint (IBS). In addition, more than 50 per cent of the survey participants believed that an automatic transmission was to do with the radio.

Of the respondents in the survey, approximately 49 per cent were found to be lacking in basic automotive knowledge and tended to choose to buy vehicles based on their appearance.

35 per cent of the young people who were questioned were found to largely rely on their parents for help and advice about the technical aspects of cars, both with regards to the model of car they should opt for when purchasing and with technical problems that need to be fixed.

CarGurus concluded that although information and advice about automotives is readily available, young people are confused about what is important to know and what is not.

Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing at CarGurus, Sarah Welch, said that buying a car can be a very complicated process and although there is a vast amount of information out there on the topic, many young people are not able to correctly work out what information is crucial to know and what is not.

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