Revision of the vehicle: fear of the French of a scam at the garage 2016

This statistic illustrates the fear of the French scam when reviewing the car in a garage before leaving on vacation or weekend in 2016. We see that more than 60 percent of respondents quite or rather agreed with the fact that they were afraid of the mechanic's scam because they lacked mechanical knowledge.

Do you agree that you lack mechanical knowledge and are afraid of scams?*

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Release date

May 2016



Survey time period

April 19 to 21, 2016

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years old and over

Special properties

people going on holiday with their vehicle, 78% of the sample

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The question asked was: "Do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding the revision of your personal vehicle before a holiday / weekend departure? - You lack knowledge in mechanics and you are afraid of the scam."

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