Au­tosocks get you home ev­ery time

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ba­sis, along with the tread depth of your tyres. You may glance at the out­side of your tyres and think they are fine only to find the in­side of the tyre is bald due to in­cor­rect align­ment, caus­ing the ve­hi­cle to be un­safe and il­le­gal on the road. Whole­sale Tyres of­fer free tyre checks and air pres­sure checks. They will ad­vise you on the best tyres for your ve­hi­cle and will source the tyre for your needs at the bud­get you re­quire. Now is the time to dou­ble check your tyres and be ready for the win­ter months ahead. Check your tyres are wear­ing evenly and have good tread depth with the cor­rect sized tyres for your ve­hi­cle. Also check your chains fit your tyres be­fore you have to use them in the snow. If you have any doubts call in and see Whole­sale Tyres who will check your ve­hi­cle for you.

Imag­ine this, Wendy is at work and the snow has started to fall. It’s get­ting heav­ier by the minute and she con­sid­ers that she should leave work now to go home as she has snow chains but they haven’t been fit­ted for over a year. Wendy is driv­ing home and the snow is now fall­ing heav­ily. She has just got off the phone from her hus­band as she is wor­ried about mak­ing it home. The traf­fic is driv­ing at 10km/h, 40 min­utes have passed and she still isn’t home, then dis­as­ter, there is a car crash some­where in front of her. Wendy pulls over to fit her chains, it takes over 20 min­utes to fit them and they are a lit­tle loose. Wendy is con­cerned but there’s no choice, she has to get home and they are all she’s got. Wendy sets off feel­ing thank­ful that she at least has her chains even though they are loose. Then dis­as­ter strikes. The left hand chain comes loose and starts hit­ting the guards. Wendy can’t stop for 200 me­tres then all of a sud­den the chain comes off, rips out her brake lines and smashes off the guard com­pletely. Wendy’s car will be off the road now for at least three weeks to get parts and fixed in the mid­dle of win­ter. ‘‘Why didn’t I stay at home this morn­ing?’’ she asks her­self. What Wendy should have been ask­ing is ‘‘why didn’t I buy those au­tosocks from QT Rides when I had the chance last week?’’

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