Study in Britain Reveals Frightening Trends
Latest studies in the Britain has revealed a disappointing set of data, telling about many motorists being unaware of the reason behind indicators and warning lights that are there on the car dashboard.
Most of the lights on the dashboard indicate that the vehicle requires urgent attention and serve as emergency warning lights, however, if the people in the car don’t understand the purpose of them, then, an overall tremendous difference can be made when you factor in the cost and time that’ll be spent on the repairs.
While some of them are easy to understand such as the headlight indicator, there are some that require a person to go through the car’s owner manual.
As per the survey conducted among 2,000 motorists, 90 percent of them said that they have seen the dashboard symbols they failed to recognize. 27 percent failed to locate or label the ‘check engine’ sign while one third couldn’t identify a headlamp indicator. Even the people who understood the symbols were seemingly unaware on how to deal with the problems.
Approx two-thirds of the sample didn’t know how to check the engine oil, while a little less than 50 percent didn’t know how to change a car tire. 58 percent drivers had no clue as to the minimum legal tire tread depth or how it is checked. In fact, 44 percent didn’t know how to tackle the windscreen wipers.
Some other notable finding in the study included that only 16 percent drivers were likely to try and fix a problem in the car despite around half of them admitting that they wished to research online over the warning lights.
An alarming number of 3 percent agreed to have driven their cars despite warning lights till they felt unsafe.