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Nearly half of female motorists do not know how to check their car's oil and water levels and tyre pressures, while 81% find a trip to the garage intimidating, according to a new survey by SimpleMotoring.co.uk.

Although men felt more confident than women about taking their car to a garage, a majority (63%) still felt anxious when taking their car in for servicing or repairs.

Ignorance Isn't Bliss

Drivers' fears about garages could be linked to ignorance about how their car works, suggests SimpleMotoring.co.uk.

Of the 551 drivers questioned in the survey, 89% of men and women said that they would like to understand how their car works 'a bit better' then they do. Interestingly, this figure was virtually the same for men (88.6%) and women (89.2%).
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