Norwegians can't even change a car tyre: report

Richard Orange
Richard Orange - [email protected] • 6 Aug, 2013 Updated Tue 6 Aug 2013 09:21 CEST
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An embarrassingly large number of Norwegians seem incapable of even changing a tyre, according to the latest statistics from the country's NAF road rescue service.


Last month NAF's vans were called out to rescue no fewer than 1,144 car owners with nothing worse than a punctured tyre. 
"Puncture is rising as the cause of call-outs on both Norwegian and foreign roads," Jan Ivar Engebretsen, NAF's press officer said in a statement. 
"It is not necessarily the case that everyone is self-reliant when it comes to changing wheels. Many people are unsure of how to handle a jack or a wheel wrench."
Of the 1144 car owners who called the service due to a puncture, 584 did so because they weren't carrying a spare tyre, and 521 simply did not know how to change a tyre. 
Puncture is now the third most common reason for call-outs after engine failure and run-down batteries. 



Richard Orange 2013/08/06 09:21

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