If you have just found out one of your tyres has got a puncture, here are a couple of very interesting things that might bring a smile to your face.
Firstly, consider the case of the owner of a Bugatti Veyron, one of world’s greatest supercars, who got a nail stuck in one of his tyres recently.
According to Harry Metcalfe, who is doing a round up of the top 50 best supercars in the world for the Sunday Times, this poor guy was left with a much bigger hole in his wallet by the end of the saga.
Metcalfe wrote in his new InGear column: “One owner I know picked up a nail in his Veyron’s rear tyre recently but, as Bigatto doesn’t allow any repairs, he was forced to fit a replacement. And they can be fitted only in pairs. The final bill for the two tyres? £14,500.”
No surprise to learn that the £1.2 million Veyron has unique Michelin run-flat tyres that are reputedly the world’s most expensive production tyres.
Metcalf sums up the running costs – including replacement tyres – of the supercar as ‘hideous’, adding owners need “pockets as overflowing as a Gulf of Mexico gusher” to keep one of these babies on the road.
Now for the second interesting thing – if you have suffered a punctured tyre and you are an existing etyres customer, there is a good chance we will be able to repair it – and the cost to our valued customers? Nil, zero, zilch.
So the moral of the story is if you want to cut your motoring bills, don’t buy a Bugatti Veyron and make sure you buy your tyres from etyres so that all your future puncture repairs are free!