Change a flat? 74% of Americans can do that

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Do Americans still know how to change a flat tire these days?

It seems the “conventional wisdom” is each succeeding generation knows less about basic life skills than the generations before them.

A new survey says otherwise, at least when it comes to cars and flat tires.

According to a recent Cooper Tires poll, 74 percent of those surveyed said they know how to change a flat tire.

Which is good, because at least 81 percent of those surveyed said they have, in fact, encountered a flat at least once in their lives.

Interestingly, younger Americans (millennials and Generation Xers) are more likely to say they know how to change a flat tire than older Americans.

The survey found 78 percent of Gen Xers and 77 percent of millennials say they can change a tire, compared to 71 percent of baby boomers, 70 percent of Gen Z, and 67 percent of the Silent & Greatest Generations.

You can read more on the flat tire survey here.

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