Am I alone in thinking this? Why do most women, or at least all the ones I know, think that all they need to do to keep a car running is fill it with petrol once a week? My mums cars service light has been on for about 15k miles, her tyres squeal cornering at 20mph on dry roads, bald tyres, dirty as hell, the missus never checks the tyres, water or oil, and has the nerve to complain when I attend to these things! What gives? It's a real hate of mine! Why spend all this money on something just to neglect it and let it fall apart? I wouldn't mind as much but the car mum has is a 1999 Volvo S40, and it had about 25k on the clock when she got it 12 months ago. It had been my gran's car and had seldom been used, and was to all intents and purposes a new car. And she's letting it go to hell!