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Longleat lions eat tyres for lunch
It’s not unusual for an AA patrolman to be called out to help a stranded motorist whose car tyre had burst and was beyond repair. But from reading his rather matter-of-fact message sent to his HQ, things weren’t all that they seemed! “Tyre size 215 45 R17. Doesn't think tyre can be repaired, it has been bitten by a lion.”
Fuelling furious motorists
“Nearly half of British motorists are driving less because of rising fuel costs,” according to http://swns.com.
Tyred of recycling? Tread Carefully…
Were all guilty of moaning about having to do the recycling but one woman has thought outside the ‘recycling box’ and come up with an ingenious way of recycling old tyres. “By adding funky cotton and leather uppers to recycled tyre soles, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu has sold many thousands of pairs of handmade flip-flops, boat shoes, loafers and Converse-style trainers to foreign customers”. (www.guardian.co.uk)
Tyre Trends: 2012/2013
It might be early days, but since the introduction of the EU tyre labelling, were already seeing the impact with the sales of premium tyres holding up really well. Auto-Retail.co.uk have revealed “It’s in the segment between premium and budget where the greatest pressure has been, all brands in this segment have struggled to maintain share as a result of aggressive pricing strategies at both ends of the market”.
Give your tyres a health check
Just like we do our cars need a regular health check. With the warm weather finally sneaking in you might be planning a weekend away, which means your car needs to be in tip top condition to avoid the breakdown blues.
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"I bought an MOT via Groupon at a bargain price but like every deal you think "there's gotta be a catch!" Well with Concorde Leicester there really wasn't. Great customer service, clean garage and reception environment. Unfortunately my car failed it's MOT so they arranged for new tyres to be delivered that day and less than 24 hours later my car had new tyres (keenly priced) and passed its MOT (the retest was FOC!) Then to top it off, I've got a £20 voucher off my next visit! Very impressive stuff indeed. Will certainly be going back for my next service! Thanks to everyone at the Leicester Branch for looking after my baby....... :-) "
SAM - 10 Sep 2013