Who Would you like to Service Your Car?

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

Most women motorists would like James Bond star Daniel Craig to be their personal motor mechanic. Most men would be prepared to stop at the road to help Joanna Lumley change a tyre. These are  some of the answers from a Valentine’s Day Survey by Micheldever Tyre Services/Protyre

Women answering the online survey questions clearly feel that the 007 star would be more technically competent to deal with car servicing, than David Beckham who came second in the survey. Pop star Justin Bieber was clearly thought of as being too inexperienced as only 1% of women thought that he would make a good mechanic.

Suggesting that the age of chivalry may be dead, almost 50% of men questioned said that they would not stop at the roadside to help a lady in distress trying to change a tyre. However, 18% said that they would stop to help Joanna Lumley and 12% said Cheryl Cole. Only 3% of men said that they would stop to help Adele.

The survey also indicated an important road safety message that regular servicing and tyre care are vital.

The survey was conducted by Micheldever/Protyre and involved an online survey of 1,600 males and females. A list of questions and answers is attached.

Question: Much to your surprise your local mechanic has been replaced on Valentine’s Day by a famous person. Which celebrity would you like to fix your car? (Female only)

Daniel Craig 51%
David Beckham 28%
Paul McCartney 12%
Simon Cowell 9%
Justin Bieber 1%

Question: If you saw that the woman trying to change her tyre was one of the following, would it make you stop? (Male only)

Still would not stop 49%
Joanna Lumley 18%
Cheryl Cole 12%
Jessica Ennis 9%
Keira Knightley 8%
Adele 3%

So what do you thin? Would you like Daniel Craig to service your car, leave a comment and let us know 


14th February, 2013


Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring journalist Geraldine Herbert is the founder of wheelsforwomen. A jury member for the International Women’s World Car of the Year, she has been a motoring journalist for over ten years and is the motoring expert for Good Housekeeping Magazine and their “Women at the Wheel” section of goodhousekeeing.co.uk. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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