Survey Reveals 45% of American Drivers Are Fueling their Vehicles No More than Once a Month, Long after Most Lockdowns Have Lifted

LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- New survey data on American driving and auto fueling habits shows that motorists are fueling up far less frequently than they did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The results show that most American drivers are reluctant to resume normal activity despite quarantine sanctions being loosened or lifted.

Prior to the pandemic, 56% of survey respondents filled up at least once a week, and 11% filled up once a month or less. Currently, just 25% of respondents fill up at least once a week, and 45% fill up once per month or less.

Additionally, when motorists do drive somewhere, few are making trips beyond what is necessary for day-to-day needs.

When asked what destinations they had driven to in the prior seven days, 83% said they had driven to a grocery store, pharmacy or some other store for necessary supplies. Just 17% had gone shopping, 21% to outdoor recreation activities, 25% to a restaurant or cafe, 31% to visit family or friends and 32% to go to work. Just 4% did not go out at all.

The online survey of 719 motorists was conducted by HONK Technologies from May 15 - June 4, 2020. HONK provides a roadside assistance platform that connects drivers, towing professionals and insurers.

About HONK Technologies
HONK's mission is to ensure that vehicle-related problems don't interfere with the things that matter most: getting motorists back on the road and to their final destinations, quickly and safely. HONK connects motorists in need with high-quality towing service professionals through its unique platform that combines both advanced technology and expert human assistance. With the largest GPS-enabled network of service vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, HONK brings fast, accessible, transparent roadside assistance to individuals, automobile manufacturers, insurance carriers and fleets, cutting wait times by over 50%, providing live tracking maps with real-time service progress, and dramatically improving customer satisfaction and NPS. HONK Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with operations throughout North America. To learn more, visit

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