Vantage Toyota York help local man in his quest to ace his Advanced Driving Test!

Joe Simpson was having an eventful day in the run up to his big test

Mr Simpson had been preparing for his Advanced Driving Test for the last few months and was looking forward to getting the test out of the way.

Joe shared his eventful day in a humorous Facebook post.

After a very early start in the morning (4am!) dues to nerves, and a few episodes of a good TV series Mr Simpson was ready to start his day. As this was the important 'Advanced Driving Test' day Joe decided to check his tyre pressures. Good idea.

"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."

This is where Vantage Toyota York come in to play. Joe rushed home to change for his test and headed off for our centre.

"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)."

With that it was up to Joe to show the examiners what he could do.

"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."

We are happy to hear that Joe was not only able to make his test but also ace it! Well done Joe, what a great end to an adventure. In Joe's own words:

"MASSIVE smily face...carry on"