Many young men rely on their dad when it comes to completing maintenance tasks on their home and car, new research has shown.
According to a study released today (June 15th) by GEM car and motoring insurance, many males between the ages of 18 and 30 find carrying out basic jobs such as changing a carpet or jump-starting their vehicle too difficult.
Consequently, of the 2,000 people surveyed, 25 per cent indicated they would happily ring their father for advice if their car broke down, while more than 50 per cent admitted they do not know how to change a tyre.
Meanwhile, 79 per cent of men in this age group cannot apply wallpaper properly and 54 per cent are not capable of putting up a shelf.
A spokesman from GEM commented: "Today's generations are unable to carry out jobs which their fathers would be able to do with their eyes closed."