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Brits \'love to spend more on their cars than on their loved ones\'
14th Feb 2012

There seems to be a different kind of love in the air this year as motorists shun their partners and spend twice as much time maintaining their cars.

Results from a poll of British drivers reveals nearly five million drivers (12.6% of the driving population) spend up to two hours per week maintaining their cars but just half of that number (6.3%) admit to spending the same amount of time maintaining their relationships with loved ones.

The research, commissioned in advance of a promotion offering 5p off every litre of Shell V-Power fuels at participating sites, uncovered even more details about the special relationships Brits have with their cars:

- Nearly half (48%) of British male drivers value their cars above other personal possessions such as wedding rings (27%) and even family pets (24%)

- One in 8 of us (11.7%) believe our car is not just a vehicle to get us from A to B, but it truly represents who we are as a person

- One in 8 Brits confessed they have even given their car a pet name

- Top of the list of the most popular names are Trevor, Orla and Bettsi

And it seems cars are not just boys\' toys; women are also sharing the love when it comes to their vehicle:

- One in nine women (11%) spend 1-2 hours a week maintaining their car

- 35% of British women said they would rather use a premium fuel that they feel really benefits their engine, instead of the cheapest option

If you love your cars more than your other half, or want to show your appreciation to the better half, take a look at ur current stock: www.kahndesign.com

For more information on all things Kahn, tel: + 44 (0) 1274 74 99 99

E: Kahn@kahndesign.com

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