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Think you know about tyres?
The UK produces over 50 million tyres a year. Tyres are vital for our lives as the world would literally grind to a halt without them and it is not simply cars and trucks which would stop - how many commercial airliners would be able to land without rubber tires beneath them on the runway? Here's a few facts about tyres you may not know.....
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”.
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"My husband usually deals with most things that has to be done to my car. But the tyres needed changing and I was the only one available to take it in. I wasn't really looking forward to going. But once there, I dont know what I was bothered about. The staff were friendly, my car was taken care of and all I had to do was sit in the customer room and watch tv. It had all been pre paid for, so I just had to sign the invoice. The mechanic Iinformed me that he had looked at things like brake pads and that all was well. I wasn't expecting the extra service. So 10/10 for Concorde. I will be using them ( myself) when I next need to and will also recommend them ."
ANON - 31 Jul 2017