"Having driven over to Asda at Monks Cross I am in the process of removing the valve caps in order to facilitate a quicker check of all the pressures and had moved to the nearside rear wheel whereupon I found what appeared to be a nail sticking out of the sidewall. Tyre knackered, not salvageable. Now at this stage, my test is a little over 2 hrs away, and cursing loud enough to register on the Richter scale I resist the foolish temptation to pull this damn thing out. I am now driving an MOT failure, so no test at this point, something I've been working towards for around 2 months now."
"MASSIVE shout out to those guys who didn't hang around, having explained my situation fully they got me straight in, removed 8'' of 'nail' from my tyre, and replaced the rear two tyres all for a handsome £126. Even with them kindly washing the car (free of charge naturally) I made it to the test just 1 minute late (for which I apologised profusely)."
"Given that my morning had far from got off to the start I had anticipated, I am pleased to say I didn't just pass the test. I managed to get a first, even on a drive that frankly was far from my best."
"MASSIVE smily face...carry on"