How Well Do You Treat Your Car?

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How Well Do You Treat Your Car?

Let's face it - you probably spend a lot of time together. Especially if you're traffic-bound every day. It keeps you company on the way to work, listens patiently while you sing loudly and off-key, you go to the movies together, maybe you even take long trips over the weekend. You and your car have a special relationship like no other - but are you more of a taker than a giver? Your car starts up when you need it, keeps on truckin' after a stretch of red lights, and keeps you comfortable in all types of weather. With all that your car gives you, isn't it time to evaluate how much you do for your car? Take this quiz to find out how well you care for your car - and whether it should love you, or leave you. INSTRUCTIONS: Take the quiz to find out how well


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Race out the driveway and to the first light - I’ve got places to be!

    • B. 

      Let it warm up at idle in the driveway.

    • C. 

      Drive normally to let it warm up.

    • D. 

      Do a burnout.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      At the gas station, squeegees are great for getting all that grime off!

    • B. 

      At the nearest Drive Through Car Wash I can find.

    • C. 

      Wash my car? I leave that to the professionals.

    • D. 

      At home with my Premium Detailing Kit!

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      I go to town on the terminals with a wire brush as needed.

    • B. 

      I wipe down the case if it looks greasy.

    • C. 

      I’ll take a look at it if it doesn't start.

    • D. 

      How many AAAs does it take?

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Studies show listening to music while driving decreases awareness by 30%.

    • B. 

      I’m a fan of classical. Mozart really wails.

    • C. 

      The trunk was designed for subwoofers exclusively, right?

    • D. 

      You’re not really living until your rear-view mirror is vibrating.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      I just add more when it seems low.

    • B. 

      I don’t drive that much, so every 15,000 miles.

    • C. 

      Every 3,000 miles. Like clockwork.

    • D. 

      Every 5,000 miles or so.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      I’ll be honest - it’s like a clown car in here.

    • B. 

      There are an appropriate number of seat belts for optimal safety.

    • C. 

      Well…I couldn’t just leave friends stranded at the bar…

    • D. 

      Little known fact*: the center console is good for more than an armrest. *Not a fact.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Is that the pink stuff?

    • B. 

      I…like the slipping sensation?

    • C. 

      I usually just change the fluids as recommended by the manufacturer.

    • D. 

      I check the fluids regularly when at optimal temperature.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      0% - driving the speed limit saves gas and promotes safety.

    • B. 

      10% - when you gotta pee, you gotta pee.

    • C. 

      50% - If you’re speeding, and you don’t get caught…are you really speeding?

    • D. 

      90% - Life is a blur, especially in my ride.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Without custom wheels, rims, and an (illegal) tint, I wouldn’t be caught dead in it.

    • B. 

      I think it’s really important to let other drivers know I have two kids, a turtle, and an ex-wife!

    • C. 

      Residue from decals lowers resale value - totally not worth it.

    • D. 

      I found a great sticker to put over that rust patch.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      I can’t even get action between the sheets.

    • B. 

      You have to keep the spark alive somehow with 8 kids at home.

    • C. 

      It was college. Everyone does it in college. Right?

    • D. 

      I’m having it reupholstered as we speak.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      I’ll get around to buffing out that dent from neighborhood driver’s ed lessons.

    • B. 

      I haven’t added anyone to my insurance policy.

    • C. 

      It’s like a revolving door - the seat is never adjusted the way I like it.

    • D. 

      My spouse - but only after swearing serious oaths.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      50/50 pre mixed radiator fluid.

    • B. 

      Water from the garden hose.

    • C. 

      Mixed coolants of all different colors, green, blue, pink!

    • D. 

      50/50 coolant and water I mixed myself.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      I don’t even chew gum in my car.

    • B. 

      My seat covers need seat covers.

    • C. 

      The girl at the drive through knows me by name.

    • D. 

      I let my hair down on road trips - but watch the crumbs!

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      About every 6,000 miles.

    • B. 

      They rotate every day!

    • C. 

      Maybe 20,000 miles ago?

    • D. 

      Every 3,000 miles, to the day.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      I could change outfits 5 times and eat a meal without ever leaving the car.

    • B. 

      It’s pristine, right down to that new car smell.

    • C. 

      There might be a few cheerios down in the seatbelt abyss.

    • D. 

      I don’t really have a better place for the baseball equipment. Or the hockey stuff.