Is it simply natural that men are more obsessed than women with all things automotive? Is it the case that even male monkeys would spend a lot of time in the garage working on their cars if they could? Research shows that in several species of monkeys, males seem to prefer things like throwing balls and rolling Tonka trucks across the floor. Is all that time men spend out in the garage simply biological destiny?
Eliot, Lise (2011), “The Truth about Boys and Girls,” His Brain, Her Brain: How We’re Wired Differently, Scientific American Mind, p. 6.