Third of UK drivers don't know how to check oil or aircon

Third of UK drivers don't know how to check oil or aircon

09 June 2016

Halfords launches free six-point checks to keep Britain cool this summer

HALFORDS reveals that 34 per cent of drivers aren’t confident at getting their cars checked, as it launches its free six-point summer checks, with 43 per cent saying they rarely perform basic maintenance checks.

The survey from over 4,000 drivers also revealed that  a quarter of drivers don’t know how to check their vehicle’s oil, 90 per cent of  drivers don’t know wiper blades need replacing annually and over 20 per cent admitted to mixing household detergent with screen wash in the past.

Three times British Touring Car Championship driver and Halfords motoring ambassador Matt Neal says: “The difference between winning and losing is infinitely small so just as on the race track it always pays to be prepared. Free summer checks means you can prevent any motoring surprises on your summer road trip.”

Halfords’ summer checks expert Paul Tomlinson says: “Our insight shows that making these small checks will help make your car summer-ready and save money in the long run. That’s why we’re bringing in these checks to give drivers peace of mind while out on the road.”

Halfords launches the free nationwide summer checks at Halfords shops and Autocentres this month, which include checks on oil, checks and top up of screen wash, blades, bulbs batteries, as well as air-con to keep you cool. Available now at over 700 Halfords shops and Halfords Autocentres, pop in today or book online at

Notes for editors: The research was carried out by YOUGOV in March 2016 and had a sample size of over 4,000 adults.

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