Fuel Card News Motoring Updates: Drivers with higher incomes wash their cars less
Car owners from professional and managerial backgrounds wash their vehicles less often than those from blue collar, part-time and pensioner backgrounds according to an AA populous survey released on Friday.
The results showed only 6 percent of car owners from higher income backgrounds wash their vehicles once a week, compared to almost 9 percent of drivers with a lower income who got their buckets and sponges out every weekend.
Only 3 percent of the 18,080 members surveyed washed their cars as little as once a year or not at all, with this number doubling to 6 percent among female car owners. Interestingly, drivers in Scotland and the North-East are more likely to have cleaner cars according to the survey, with 11 percent washing their cars once a week compared to only 4 percent of drivers in London and the South-West.
Edmund King, AA President, said: “Many drivers do take pride in their cars and their Sunday morning car wash has become a ritual. Keeping your car clean, particularly windows, lights and number-plates, can keep you on the right side of the law.”
“The study also suggests that you don’t need a Rolls Royce to show pride in your car. The Victorian concept of the ‘great unwashed’ perhaps needs to be reversed as richer drivers have dirtier motors.”
In other news, businesses will be forced to declare transport emissions.
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