An AA Patrol in Hertfordshire has managed to temporarily fix a motorist’s car with none other than a potato. AA man Mario Papademetriou, 59, was at a loss after failing to fix the motor’s condenser using tin foil and silicone repair tape before the resourceful mechanic decided on the vegetable.
Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Mario said: “There were a lot of vegetables around, so I thought I’d try wiring up a potato with a couple of screws. It started instantly.
“I followed the owner to the garage and he said the vehicle had never driven so well.”
The motorist managed to get as far the repair garage – a whopping 12 miles away – before the ignition was properly fixed.
AA boss Donald MacSporran said : “AA Patrols work on pretty much any vehicle on the road and pride themselves on their ability to fix them.
“While they regularly go the extra mile with some very inventive repairs, we continue to invest in their training and equipment to maintain our leading fix rate.
“Although vegetables are best left on the dinner plate, Mario’s use of a potato was definitely a chip above the others – an excellent example of thinking outside the box.”
Read the full story on the Irish Mirror.