Lease cars appealing to younger drivers?
12 July 2011
Lack of confidence among younger drivers when it comes to vehicle maintenance may make leasing a car an appealing prospect for many.
A new survey by Bosch Car Service found many new drivers let their parents deal with the maintenance of their vehicles.
Seven in ten drivers under the age of 24 get their parents to take in their cars for servicing.
A fifth of younger drivers said they were worried garages would overlook faults.
Inexperience and the cost of car services were cited by Howard Price, Bosch Car Service concept manager, as possible reasons why fewer than a third of young drivers take charge of their own cars' maintenance.
He added it is the responsibility of garages to help younger and newer drivers understand car maintenance, fault detection and staying safe on roads.
Earlier this year, the Institute of Advanced Motorists said it makes sense for younger drivers to opt for a new model of car, as these tend to offer better crash protection than old bangers.
Posted by Paul Jenkins