Many drivers would rather spend time with their car than cwtch a partner this St Valentine’s Day.
InsuretheGap, a provider of Guaranteed Asset Protection insurance, found over one in seven (16%) admit they would rather spend Valentine’s Day with their car than their partner, and almost one in 10 (9%) confess to loving their car more than their partner.
In fact, 43% describe their car as ‘perfect’, saying they would not change anything about it.
A fifth of drivers (20%) describe their relationship with their car as ‘til death do us part’, while a third (33%) say it’s a ‘marriage of convenience’ only.
Over a fifth (22%) named their car, and 30% give it a gender, an even split of male and female according to the study.
Car names were very personal such as Rocco, Evie, Basil and Carrie with some automotive references from The Honk, Batmobile and TinTop.
Drivers are most likely to describe their cars as practical (45%), reliable (43%) and trustworthy (36%).
Ben Wooltorton, Chief Operating Office of InsuretheGap.com, said, “As driving has become so restricted in the last year, it looks as though many still hanker after some quality time with their motors, with or without their partners.”