For many, a badass car straight outta the salon seems like a dream. But whether your ride is one rustic yet still functional boi, or the one that gets more eyes set on it than you've ever had in your entire life, the same rule applies—you gotta take care of it. And this latter part is the one that doesn’t exactly spark too much joy.

The inevitable occurs. Preventable things happen. No surprise that surprises occur. All roads lead to car repair and hey, that’s where it gets entertaining. Thanks to the r/Justrolledintotheshop subreddit, we have the most eyebrow-raising compilation of all the crazy things people bring for car mechanics to take care of it. And you wouldn’t believe how many furballs they find in those dusty engines!

Psst! Make sure to check out our previous articles on crazy stuff car mechanics deal with at their shops that you can find here and here.

#1

Customer Came In Saying There Was A Kitten In The Dashboard. One Of The Lube Techs Called Dibs. Meet Dash

Customer Came In Saying There Was A Kitten In The Dashboard. One Of The Lube Techs Called Dibs. Meet Dash

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

Handsome kitty!

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#2

Cam In For An Appraisal To Trade In And Get The Mirror Cap Replaced. Hand Painted A Pterodactyl

Cam In For An Appraisal To Trade In And Get The Mirror Cap Replaced. Hand Painted A Pterodactyl

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago

Wonderful, paint it? (yeah, the p is silent :P )

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#3

Customer Dropped Off For Oil Change. Neglected To Mention This

Customer Dropped Off For Oil Change. Neglected To Mention This

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

HUGE NOPE

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Every car owner occasionally runs into problems where hope and the car repair shop are only things that are able to help. But interestingly, a recent survey has shown that most Americans aren’t satisfied with their current auto service provider.

"Only 34 percent of consumers are always satisfied with their auto service provider," said Nelson Rodenmayer, SVP of Sales and Marketing at UpSwell, which ran the survey. "That means that 66 percent of consumers are potentially open to going somewhere else. We want to help auto shop owners tap into that 66 percent market share and get more customers into their shop."

#4

C/S Vehicle Doesn’t Stay Running

C/S Vehicle Doesn’t Stay Running

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I heard of Horse Power. But Rat Power??

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#5

New Shop Pet Can We Keep Him?

New Shop Pet Can We Keep Him?

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

New manager

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#6

Who's The New Guy?

Who's The New Guy?

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Some mechanics LOVE their work

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We may discuss what good auto service is, but the survey showed that most people, 78%, believe that fair prices equate to good auto service. In fact, price beats other factors like good communication, timeliness, respect and honesty.

Meanwhile, the top three most liked offers include free tire rotation with oil change, discounted oil changes, and a loyalty program. Moreover, 36% of responders get their car checked at a service twice a year, but the number drastically increases with age. The older the respondent, the more likely they get their car serviced more often.

#7

Aircraft. Pilot Landed With His Breaks On

Aircraft. Pilot Landed With His Breaks On

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice and smooth. I bet the smell was quite something!

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#8

Little Old Lady Dropped Off Her Caravan For A Brake Inspection. Yes That’s The Mileage She Would Have Seen On Her Receipt

Little Old Lady Dropped Off Her Caravan For A Brake Inspection. Yes That’s The Mileage She Would Have Seen On Her Receipt

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HoneyBun Arts
Community Member
2 months ago

Who’s downvoting the boobs?

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#9

Gotta Love Florida

Gotta Love Florida

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John C. Ericsson
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel sorry for the customer and the employer!

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You may wonder how to convince customers that your car service is trustworthy. An interesting experiment was done by Quik Videos, which allows service and repair professionals to email and text short, no-cuts, real-time videos of what needs to be done on their cars and why. Turns out that about 94% of customers watch the films, and an average Quik Video-using dealership has a 212 percent upsell rate, the company’s CEO said.

Jack Gardner, CEO of Quik Video, said that filming a video that explains what has to be done on a car and why “empowers the consumer to make an informed decision.” Moreover, it allows to build that much-needed trust since “’You wouldn’t lie to me on video,’” as Gardner put it.

#10

“My Tyre Light Came On And I’m Not Sure Why”

“My Tyre Light Came On And I’m Not Sure Why”

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James016
Community Member
2 months ago

The owner should be reported if that is wear and tear and not a sudden rip

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#11

C/S States Engine Making “Pssst Pssst Pssst” Noise

C/S States Engine Making “Pssst Pssst Pssst” Noise

LumenGA Report

Omar Pearson
Community Member
2 months ago

The cat was Pssst.

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#12

Good Post Or Bad Post?

Good Post Or Bad Post?

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Traumatic post disorder.

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#13

Big Brain Time

Big Brain Time

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Danieletc
Community Member
2 months ago

Achievement unlocked! Cheat code unneeded!

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#14

C/S To Install New Tire. C/Dns That The Tire Was Filled With Water In Sub-Zero Temperatures. Had To Cut The Sidewall Out With A Leatherman To Get The Tire Off The Wheel (After Breaking The Ice With A Sledgehammer)

C/S To Install New Tire. C/Dns That The Tire Was Filled With Water In Sub-Zero Temperatures. Had To Cut The Sidewall Out With A Leatherman To Get The Tire Off The Wheel (After Breaking The Ice With A Sledgehammer)

BoogerChute Report

Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
2 months ago

How the ... WHY the ...I just cant.

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#15

Technically A Carryout Since It Isn't Rolling Anywhere

Technically A Carryout Since It Isn't Rolling Anywhere

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago

We are witnessing a magical moment: the birth of a tire!

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#16

Ladies And Gentlemen, We Have Achieved Peak Engineering

Ladies And Gentlemen, We Have Achieved Peak Engineering

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

If it looks stupid but it works, it ain't stupid.

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#17

Customer Is Always Right

Customer Is Always Right

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Radek Suski
Community Member
2 months ago

If it works it's ain't stupid

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#18

One Fender Bender Away From Turning His iPhone Into An Eyephone

One Fender Bender Away From Turning His iPhone Into An Eyephone

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

Please arrest this person

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#19

21' Jetta 1.4 With 1300 Miles. Probably The 6th Clutch I've Done In The Last Month. What Makes People Buy Standard Cars When They Clearly Don't Know How To Drive Stick Is Beyond Me

21' Jetta 1.4 With 1300 Miles. Probably The 6th Clutch I've Done In The Last Month. What Makes People Buy Standard Cars When They Clearly Don't Know How To Drive Stick Is Beyond Me

Smokewrench802 Report

Grant Barke
Community Member
2 months ago

So how do you have to drive a manual car to make that happen?

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#20

Accidentally Made A Magnifying Glass When Rain Gathered On Crash Wrap Covering A Busted Sunroof

Accidentally Made A Magnifying Glass When Rain Gathered On Crash Wrap Covering A Busted Sunroof

Boston-Corbett Report

Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Lucky that did not combust on its light saber journey

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#21

C/S Weird Rattling In Rear End And The Brake Light Is Out, Said She Tried Changing The Bulb Multiple Times

C/S Weird Rattling In Rear End And The Brake Light Is Out, Said She Tried Changing The Bulb Multiple Times

GMCSierra18 Report

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

"Changing" kinda implies take one out, put one in.

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#22

C/S: I Don't Believe In Oil Changes!

C/S: I Don't Believe In Oil Changes!

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't believe the customer should own a car

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#23

Customer "My Cars Heat Isn't Working"

Customer "My Cars Heat Isn't Working"

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Corey Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Got to turn the dial to "receive bacon".

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#24

Customer Called For A Tow Because His Car Was Driving Funny

Customer Called For A Tow Because His Car Was Driving Funny

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Radek Suski
Community Member
2 months ago

HOW???!!!!

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#25

Roachcoach

Roachcoach

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

Welp, time to burn the car...

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#26

2020 Dodge Challenger. When You Live You Life A Quarter Mile At Time

2020 Dodge Challenger. When You Live You Life A Quarter Mile At Time

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

That's pretty damn dangerous, especially when the road is wet

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#27

On Today's Episode Of That's F**ked Up

On Today's Episode Of That's F**ked Up

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh nooooooo. The antifreeze goes in a different place. Someone was either very stoned or just clueless

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#28

C/S Vibration At Highway Speed

C/S Vibration At Highway Speed

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Rust In Peace! In pieces...

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#29

4wd Came In After Getting Stuck In A Deep Puddle, Car Wouldn’t Start At All With Nearly Every Light On The Dash. Pulled The Ecu Out And Found This Nightmare

4wd Came In After Getting Stuck In A Deep Puddle, Car Wouldn’t Start At All With Nearly Every Light On The Dash. Pulled The Ecu Out And Found This Nightmare

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Erdot
Community Member
2 months ago

well, one might call the Atlantic ocean a puddle.

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#30

Customer States Vehicle Has "Minor Coolant Leak"

Customer States Vehicle Has "Minor Coolant Leak"

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

A minor you say? How the hell did that even happen?

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#31

Hardest Honesty Test I've Had To Pass

Hardest Honesty Test I've Had To Pass

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Leeeeaaave it.

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#32

Rolled Into The Shop, Didn’t Stop

Rolled Into The Shop, Didn’t Stop

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Let me guess the brakes are soft that’s why they brought it in

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#33

The Squirrels Are Trying To Burn This One Down...

The Squirrels Are Trying To Burn This One Down...

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

“Yeah so last week he tried cutting down my house so Marty gave me these so the car will go up in flames”

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#34

No Brake Lites

No Brake Lites

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tomandjerry56
Community Member
2 months ago

you could at least spell 'light' rite.....

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#35

The New "Swiss" Frame! 15% Lighter Than Conventional Frames...

The New "Swiss" Frame! 15% Lighter Than Conventional Frames...

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Otter
Community Member
2 months ago

If termites have learned to eat metal, civilization is doomed.

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