When the vehicle came under scrutiny an RAC examiner found the car's front tyre tread was illegal, the wiper blades were split, the battery wasn't fixed properly, there was no wheel brace and there was evidence of an oil leak. As soon as this evidence was presented to Practical's managing director, Bolton Agnew, the centre was closed.
He said: 'I took the decision and immediate action to close the location. We carry out spot checks and 'mystery shops' ourselves on a regular basis and this particular branch had been visited twice in the year with no faults being found. It was bad luck really.'