But Officer, I Was Just Flushing… - Tire Review Magazine

But Officer, I Was Just Flushing…

Speaking of Tyres & Accessories, their assistant editor Stephen Goodchild wrote this story.

We didn’t use it with our regular news because I could have sworn it happened right here!

Study Reveals Tyre Safety – and In-Car Toilets – Important to Motorists

The people at Protyre were curious to know what motorists really want from their car. So they conducted a survey and found that, yes, for a large number of us, the options list regulars such as air conditioning and sat-nav just don’t fire the imagination at new car purchasing time.

The survey, taken as summer was getting into full swing, showed more than 10% of respondents would happily have an in-car refreshment facility – a fridge, ice cream machine, cold drinks dispenser, fully-stocked bar for passengers, and a coffee machine for those early starts. In-car entertainment is also paramount, the study revealed, with 45% indicating they would opt for a flat-screen television linked to a games console, DVD player or personal computer. Another third of those surveyed would specify surround sound, an iPod docking station, bluetooth connectivity and a blu-ray player.
Oddly, though, the survey also indicates that 15% of us really do crave for the comforts of home and said they would even kit their car out with a bed, toilet, and heated floor mats!

Nevertheless, the study also showed that safety remains firmly embedded in the minds of drivers, says Protyre, with a quarter of drivers specifying an automatic tyre inflation system that would keep pressures constantly maintained, or a tyre pump as an alternative to having to reach for an airline on a garage forecourt.

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