2 Station Road
Lichfield WS13 6HX
Mr Tyre has a presence throughout the Midlands, but I have chosen to feature his Lichfield branch.
As you can probably make out on the brightly coloured poster inside his workshop, Mr Tyre offers a 'While You Wait' service for tyre, exhaust and brake-related projects. There appears to be a man putting this offer to the test in the photo. His hands are clasped behind his back while the mechanic goes about his work.
I imagine they are having one of those conversations in which the customer feigns a similar level of expertise to the mechanic – a pretence in which all men indulge almost involuntarily on such occasions, even though we are clearly only there because we lack the expertise to undertake the work ourselves.
Right now, the customer is probably saying, "Worn tread on the front driver side, I know, tell me about it." And the mechanic is probably saying, "I said pop the bonnet open, mate, that's the boot".
Mr Tyre appears to be affiliated to the Hi-Q brand, but they are separate enterprises as far as I can make out, so this needn't concern us too much.
Car Week reaches a climax tomorrow with a "bumper" edition.