Welwyn Garden City garage gives away new car

WHEN you send your car to a garage to get it fixed, you might reasonably expect to come away with the vehicle feeling as good as new.

But a garage in WGC has gone one better, and given away a new car absolutely free.

JN Tyres, in Swallow End, celebrated its 50th year in business by giving away a Chevrolet Matiz, worth �6,500, to one lucky customer who used the garage’s services between August and October this year.

In a prize draw held live on radio station Hertbeat FM, the winner was announced as Alan Toms, from Hertford Road, Digswell.

This week the 73-year-old visited JN Tyres and picked up the car from garage owner Alistair Turner.

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“It was quite a shock, but we’re absolutely delighted and over the moon,” said Mr Toms, who has since given the car to his daughter.

“When we heard the news on Hertbeat it was astonishing.

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“We were in the process of trying to buy a small vehicle for my daughter, who has two children and works as a teacher, and she desperately needed a car. Now a solution has been found.

“It’s a lovely little motor; absolutely brilliant.”

Mr Turner said he was delighted with the number of people who took part in the draw.

“The prize draw give away was a great success, and we’d like to say a massive thank you to all our customers for supporting this,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to the next 50 years.

“Work is about to begin on building a new MOT centre, and we now operate a van hire service as well. 2010 is going to be a great year.”

Mr Turner added he planned to continue to offer prizes to customers in the future.

n For more information, call JN Tyres on 01707 329181.

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