Classics Monthly - - Driver's Diary -

I know that I’ve pre­vi­ously men­tioned the im­por­tance of buy­ing qual­ity tools, but a re­cent in­ci­dent re­minded me of this fact when we re­cently changed the wheels on my son’s car. He’d pre­vi­ously been to a fast-fit es­tab­lish­ment near Bournemouth to have a punc­ture re­paired. The de­pot must have whacked the wheel nuts on with a mon­ster air­gun, as we re­ally strug­gled to budge them. In fact, one (non­premium) socket split. For­tu­nately, I was wear­ing work gloves and es­caped in­jury. Some­what chas­tened, I swapped to us­ing my Draper Ex­pert socket set, which I should have done in the first place. Pres­sure (lots of it) was ap­plied, the socket gripped se­curely, and off came the nut. And so did all the oth­ers. Qual­ity counts!

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