Research show millennials more likely to DIY car repairs than baby boomers

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Research conducted by eBay United Kingdom (UK) revealed that millennials are more likely to repair their automobiles on their own compared to baby boomers.


  • Which company organized the research?

    The company that organized the research was eBay United Kingdom.
  • What is one of the factors that prompt millennials to DIY car repair?

    According to eBay’s Dr. Tony Tong, the rising costs of living are one of the factors that prompted millennials to DIY car repair.
  • Instead of paying a professional, 23 percent of research correspondents born from 1981 to 1996 are more than willing to get their own hands dirty to save money. Whereas those born between 1946 and 1964 are more than likely to opt for help from their local mechanic, with only 18 percent of the correspondents opting for a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach.

    Matching the research data, most of eBay’s customers purchasing automotive products in the UK are among the younger generation.

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    Windscreen wipers are one of the easiest items to fix, with more than half of customers prepared to fit them at home according to eBay research. Additionally, automotive parts like side mirrors, car seats, floor mats, carpets, and even car batteries are just some of eBay’s supposed best sellers.

    “As the cost of living continues to rise, motorists are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their running costs across the board. This trend towards DIY repairs, spurred on by interest from younger generations, is something we expect to keep rising — converting more and more motorists into enthusiast home mechanics. Doing simple jobs yourself is an easy way to upskill and save, while eBay’s intuitive MyGarage function makes it really simple to find the right part for your car,” said eBay Automotive Head Dr. Tony Tong.

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