Insurance retailer Swinton conducted a survey of 3,000 women drivers and found that a high proportion of these motorists would enlist the services of a professional, or a family member, to clean their car instead of doing it themselves. 18% of the women who were questioned said they would get a partner or their father to tidy their vehicle or pay a professional valet to give their car a spring clean, to avoid doing it themselves. However a separate study discovered that men are probably the best candidates for car cleaning as 13% of the men they spoke to said they got more pleasure out of cleaning their car, when compared to cleaning their homes. Some of the most common items left in women’s cars include discarded food wrappers and empty drink bottles and cans, also old newspapers and magazines and used parking tickets. Despite the hesitance of women to clean up their cars, over three quarters of the female motorists who were questioned said they were embarrassed by the state of the inside of their cars. However almost all of the ladies who were asked, 98%, said they would ensure their car was thoroughly cleaned if they were selling it. Car insurance experts at Swinton recommend that drivers keep their cars as tidy as possible as leaving items on display could make a vehicle a target for thieves.