Women's Car Insurance News
Women's Car Insurance Fear of Garages
Date: 24 November 2006
A new survey, by online women's car insurance specialist Sheilas' Wheels, shows that women are putting their cover in jeopardy because they don't want to visit garages.
The study indicates that thousands of female drivers are driving faulty motors because of their 'stay-away' approach to the garage.
The survey was named 'Girls and Garages' and indicated that 30% of females have driven potentially unsafe vehicles through not visiting the garage.
Those who replied felt that the garage was intimidating because it is mainly men involved in the service.
A Sheilas' Wheels spokeswoman, Jacky Brown, said "It's astounding that so many women motorists are potentially putting their lives on the line by driving around in cars that they know have a fault, just to avoid visiting a garage."
"With over 14 million female drivers behind the wheel on UK roads, it makes sense that their specific needs are met." Twenty per cent said they would rather go to the doctors than visit a garage for a service or check.
Official statistics from yougov.com provide a contrast to this report. Their figures show women drivers to be more considerate of the prevailing road and weather conditions than men. This is just one reason why women are offered cheaper women's car insurance cover.
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