LONDON, England - Sprucing-up a car may traditionally be a male preserve but with women in the UK now accounting for 40% of owners of a private car* a recent survey suggests that the male stereotype as the predominant car-carer is now wrong.Research involving more than 2000 male and female drivers by car-care brand Armor All has shown that Britain’s increasing number of female car owners, up 72% since 1994, are arming themselves with bucket, sponge and car polish as often as men.The survey sponsor's marketing manager, Veronica Fung, said: "It’s no longer a man’s world at the wheel or, it appears, in the driveway. Only nine percent of women drivers interviewed believe strongly that car-care is a man’s job** and most are, literally, hands-on."And forget the car wash...LESS TIME FOR CAR PAMPERINGNevertheless, the research also pointed to time being the limiting pamper-factor with more than 80% of female participants stating they spent less than two hours a month cleaning their car.* Source: Department of Transport. Vehicle Licensing Statistics 2013** This contrasts starkly with the survey sponsor's equivalent research in Germany where 90% of women drivers owners interviewed considered car care a man’s jobThe survey was conducted in England and 2017 private-car drivers (male 863, female 1154) participated - NewspressWho washes the family car at your house? Email us and we'll publish your thoughts on Wheels24.