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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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"Three experiences with this dealer, including tyre changes and enquiries over a two year period. I was dealt with not only efficiently but also unfailingly politely and pleasantly."
LEE - 04 Apr 2014