March 15, 2021—A Hankook Tire Survey found auto maintenance neglect despite an increase in regular driving, according to a press release.
According to the Hankook Tire Gauge Index, 66 percent of Americans are now driving at least a few times a week, up from 31 percent in April 2020. But over two thirds of Americans have not cleaned their vehicles, filled up their vehicle fluids or checked their tire pressure within the last 30 days. Overall, one-in-five Americans (22%) admitted that they had done no maintenance on their vehicle in the prior 30 days.
"As many of us are getting back behind the wheel more regularly, we need our vehicles to run smoothly and safely so we can focus on the road ahead," said Daniel Brown, senior technical services specialist, Hankook Tire America Corp. "That's why Hankook Tire encourages drivers to add routine maintenance to their spring-cleaning rituals. A well-running vehicle will help many of us recapture a sense of freedom and adventure."
The Hankook Tire Gauge Index is a survey of Americans' attitudes and opinions about driving. The latest survey, conducted February 22-24, 2021, polled 2,732 randomly selected Americans age 18+ who have a valid U.S. driver's license.