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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 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.”
According to the account of Mike Chantry of AA Patrol, published on the AA website, a woman and her son had gone on a day trip to Longleat Safari Park. All was going well until they drove into the lion enclosure.
“One of the lions apparently got bored and decided to bite the woman's car tyre and take a big chunk out of it,” recalled Mike.
Fortunately, the woman managed to drive her car out of the enclosure before calling the AA. When Mike arrived, he could see the tyre was beyond repair and because the spare tyre was too worn, he headed off to pick up a replacement.
But what of the mother and her son? After he had replaced the tyre, Mike asked the woman how she felt. She replied saying that: “She was terrified, but her son thought it was great."
If you have ever had your tyre shredded by a lion, or need them replacing through natural wear and tear, then try the new tyre buying service from Concorde Auto Centre.
Fast, efficient with fabulous prices, you can chose your tyres online, then book the time and place you would like them fitted. Visit www.concordeautocentre.com/car-tyres for more information
About Concorde Auto Centre
With branches in Cambridge, Coventry, Leicester, Milton-keynes, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Swindon and Wisbech, Concorde Auto Centre offers a wide range of professional services with highly trained auto technicians always on hand to fit new parts or to offer advice to our loyal customers. Call us today to get the best prices on new car tyres fitted, winter car tyres fitted, wheel alignment, car exhaust systems, air conditioning recharges, replacement brake pads and discs, booking in your car for its MOT, car servicing, cambelts, shock absorbers, engine rebuilds, vehicle diagnostics, clutches, batteries, tow bars, turbo inspection and car gearboxes
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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 ."
MRS ANON - 03 Apr 2014