Whilst driving along i heard an almighty banging noise and from my side mirror, noticed something spinning around on the outside of the tyre. A ring spanner had completely deflated the rear nearside tyre after becoming embedded in the outer side wall about 40mm down. It did a bit of damage to the wing as it was 250mm long with a ring diameter of about 20mm . How unlucky can you get? The ring end of a spanner being about the bluntest thing ever. I doubt that anyone can beat that for a puncture cause.
"Had you left the spanner there?" Not mine.I was about three miles from home and it was just lying in the road. Think it would be difficult to blame the highway's agency for things left in the road by the general public. Still,iv'e patched it up now.
A few years ago a chap I know took his BMW into the local QF because he had a noisy exhaust.
They claimed to have fitted a new exhaust so he duly paid them and went on his way.
After a few days something wasn't quite right so he took it to a friend with a garage, who stuck it on the ramp and, lo & behold, they discovered that they had patched the old exhaust and then sprayed it (Badly) to make it look new.
Apparently, after he had complained, the Head Honcho went straight down to the branch and made a public spectacle out of sacking the employee, but the feeling was that there was pressure to get results that came from the top.
Having criticised the AA who everyone was praising in another thread I must do the opposite here.
QF is my tyre depot of choice and I have had excellent service whenever I have been there (Dundee branch).
The last time I was there I needed a couple of batteries for a special application and not only did they get about a dozen out for checking, but they then spent about on hour carefully shaving the casing here and there to get a good fit.