Normally the reason for failing an MOT would be something mechanical and (usually) something expensive to fix.
Thatâ€™s certainly what 81-year-old Alf James thought when he was lead into the workshop to see why his 11-year-old Peugeot 106 had failed its annual service.
Imagine his surprise when the bemused mechanics told him that two of his cylinder heads were completely blockedâ€¦ with honey.
Mr. James has already had problems with bees in his garden but he never dreamed they would find a perfect home in the bonnet of his car.
Neil Wright, the manager of G&N Auto Co Ltd, the Bosch Car Service garage where the car was tested, said: â€œIn nearly 25 years of working in this business, I have never seen anything like this! The car was misfiring and running badly.â€
Mr. James said: â€œI thought the garage was playing a trick on me, I thought it was a joke.â€