When I was a teenager, it was seemingly impossible to turn on the commercial TV channels (both of them) in the evening without being exhorted to buy some lubricant for my (non-existent) motor car.

A very simple advert with the iconic stream of oil that had an instantly memorable theme tune.

What a pity the domination of television advertising by car lubricants has seemingly been replaced with an equal domination by adverts for car insurance instead.

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