If you're counting everything down to the smallest screw, a single car has about 30,000 parts. That's way too many for us average folk to maintain. This means that over time, bad things happen, and we need to take our metal horsies to the mechanic to fix them.

But the state of some of our cars... Due to money shortage, ignorance, or neglect, we DIY or pretend we don't see a problem when it's clear that a professional has to take care of it. So when the inevitable occurs and we pull up to their place begging for help, the poor fellas know they're stuck with it for good.

There's even a subreddit for such situations. r/JustRolledIntoTheShop is a community that collects "those absolutely stupid things" that we bring, roll, or toss into their businesses and car mechanics are pretty popular there. Continue scrolling and you'll understand why.

#1

Stayed A Little Longer At The Shop To Save This Little Guy From Someone’s Engine Bay

Stayed A Little Longer At The Shop To Save This Little Guy From Someone’s Engine Bay

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
7 months ago

Poor poor kitten. Glad someone saved him

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A recent study of 2,000 American car owners support the message this subreddit is sending, too. It found as many as a quarter feel they take a risk each time they hit the road as their vehicle is currently in need of repair or no longer runs well.

The study asked people to reflect on the current state of their vehicle and tested their knowledge of car basics. Results showed an alarming number of drivers are rolling the dice on vehicles in need of work — 68 percent said their cars currently have at least one thing wrong with them.

And with so many vehicles in need of love, Americans could stand to do a bit of brushing up on how to take care of their cars a little better. 36 percent of those studied confessed they don’t know the first thing about fixing a flat tire.

#2

Customer: "Let Me Know When You Are About To Pull My Truck In So I Can Get My Raccoon" And He Sat In The Lobby With A Raccoon Until His Truck Was Done

Customer: "Let Me Know When You Are About To Pull My Truck In So I Can Get My Raccoon" And He Sat In The Lobby With A Raccoon Until His Truck Was Done

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bv7hearts
Community Member
7 months ago

I don't see a problem.

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The survey, conducted by Cooper Tires, discovered that nearly half of American car owners think they couldn't change their car’s oil and almost 30 percent believe they couldn't even pick out the correct oil their car needs in the first place.

One in four Americans also aren't confident they could jump-start their vehicle should they need to.

Even using an air pressure gauge to check tire pressure can prove to be too difficult for nearly one in five Americans.

#3

I Dont Condone Stealing... But Man I Want To

I Dont Condone Stealing... But Man I Want To

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago

Awww, so adorabubble. There is no way I could get my work done with such cuties in close proximity.

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“Although many Americans have a lack of confidence and knowledge when it comes to vehicle maintenance, it’s important to plan ahead and take initiative," Jessica Egerton, director of marketing for Cooper Tires, said. "Don't wait until there is an issue with a vehicle. It’s why Cooper Tires is passionate about helping educate and empower car owners across the country.”

#4

This Made Me Laugh Way More Than It Should Have

This Made Me Laugh Way More Than It Should Have

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bv7hearts
Community Member
7 months ago

Me as a parent.

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#5

Hood Opens. Hood Is Layed Down Immediately. Tech Exclaims "Oh Hell No."

Hood Opens. Hood Is Layed Down Immediately. Tech Exclaims "Oh Hell No."

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Suzanne Clark
Community Member
7 months ago

AWWWWWWW!

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#6

Actual Work Order At Our Shop From One Of Our Technicians

Actual Work Order At Our Shop From One Of Our Technicians

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Elsker
Community Member
7 months ago

"Unit is now driving just nimbly-bimbly"? Someone had a lot of fun filling out this order:)

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#7

Customer Has Been Coming Since 200k Miles, Said He'd Get To 1 Million. I've Been Waiting For That Day For Years, Today He Casually Rolled Up And Asked To Plug His Tire, Needless To Say Best Tire Plug Ever

Customer Has Been Coming Since 200k Miles, Said He'd Get To 1 Million. I've Been Waiting For That Day For Years, Today He Casually Rolled Up And Asked To Plug His Tire, Needless To Say Best Tire Plug Ever

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Pamela24
Community Member
7 months ago

Awww!

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#8

The Odds Of A Single 4 Leaf Clover Rooting Into A Fender Line

The Odds Of A Single 4 Leaf Clover Rooting Into A Fender Line

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DC
Community Member
7 months ago

Please tell us it is an Alfa Romeo!

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#9

The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
7 months ago

MMMoooo..weee...woooooo...Ahhhh...eeeeyyyyyy....WEEee...Mooh

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#10

Customer Refused All 4 Tires On A Rainy Day, She Also Had To Sign A Waiver Before Releasing The Car

Customer Refused All 4 Tires On A Rainy Day, She Also Had To Sign A Waiver Before Releasing The Car

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Christophe Beunens
Community Member
7 months ago

this person is putting their own life, and that of innocent people in danger. In Europe, you could go to prison for driving like this.

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#11

Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

aww

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#12

I Work At A Rental Company And The Police Brought This Back...

I Work At A Rental Company And The Police Brought This Back...

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Viktor Feurer
Community Member
7 months ago

Bonnie & Clyde tribute car

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#13

Customer Failed To Mention The Fact That His Dog Was In The Vehicle, Scared The Hell Outta Me

Customer Failed To Mention The Fact That His Dog Was In The Vehicle, Scared The Hell Outta Me

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Pamela24
Community Member
7 months ago

This sweetheart? (Just kidding, totally understandable.)

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#14

Accerlator Gets Stuck To Floor. Pull On String To Unstick

Accerlator Gets Stuck To Floor. Pull On String To Unstick

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Caroline Kimber
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh, Jesus....

Harold Summer
Community Member
7 months ago

They might get to see Him real soon!

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Blakkur Sverrir
Community Member
7 months ago

Great guy. You would not believe how many customers turn their car in without any warning. Let alone a working workaround

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
7 months ago

Um, thinking that's not such a good idea.

Patty Dell'Anno
Community Member
3 weeks ago

😂

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Sawdust
Community Member
7 months ago

Rated 3 stars! Would pull string again.

Shull GaRett
Community Member
7 months ago

What is the chance its caused by a wrongly fitted floor mat?

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
7 months ago

I'll put my money on you, Shull!

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
7 months ago

At least there is a warning

Bridget Price
Community Member
7 months ago

what if the string breaks while driving...

Marky Mark
Community Member
7 months ago

what could go wrong?

Marie Collins
Community Member
7 months ago

Whole lot of “jimmy rigging” going on here!

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
7 months ago

You can't tell me that a car like that is roadworthy or legal?

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
7 months ago

omg

Danielle Renee
Community Member
7 months ago

that can't be safe

Siddy Das
Community Member
5 months ago

can totally see friday night this car going at 9999999mph

Nancy Delgado
Community Member
6 months ago

As a junior in high school, us girls always rode "the loop" on weekends (in1969). My girlfriend's gas pedal broke off, except for about 2-3 inches, so I had to lay on the front floor and control the damned thing. 20 miles from our town, my whole body hurt, and I never got to yell at any guys like we always did!!!

Karoline GolImer
Community Member
7 months ago

I wonder how it went when they found out that it does that 🤔

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
7 months ago

Still picking my jaw up...

Noah Szejbach
Community Member
7 months ago

theres one word to desribe this P.A.I.N

23AClark
Community Member
7 months ago

This is just sad.

Don McBain
Community Member
7 months ago

1977 chev 1/2 ton the spring return broke drove to the shop pretty much the same way replaced the spring was on my way

Eagle Girl
Community Member
7 months ago

Thanks for the "spit out my wine" laugh

Nancy Delgado
Community Member
6 months ago

I HATE when that happens! Out your nose too???

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Lydia Coy
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes

Laila Hernandez
Community Member
7 months ago

lollll these are funny

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Those buttons on the steering wheel look awful! Does anybody know what car is this?

Bahia Mtl
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

It's either a Dodge Magnum or a Chrysler 300, mid-2000s.

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Carolyn Legg
Community Member
1 week ago

If it works!!

Lori Oostendorp
Community Member
1 week ago

OMG.....

catta•mrow
Community Member
1 week ago

noo that is bad!!

The Dave
Community Member
2 months ago

Sounds pretty typical for a Chrysler product.

Les Izmore
Community Member
2 months ago

Turn left and the car rolls to a stop

Jamie Novotny
Community Member
3 months ago

oh my chicken fry

Crybabyartist
Community Member
3 months ago

Barney... We're going too fast!! Fred "pulls rope" EeeeeEt Eeeeet heel scraping noise

that rando_;)
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope nope nope nopety nope.

Victoria Rey Piuma
Community Member
4 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣 no.... words...... 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Lainey Lepik
Community Member
5 months ago

oh great 2020 is such A THING

BaDoinks BP
Community Member
5 months ago

YIKES!

JAYDON SESSIONS
Community Member
5 months ago

....................

Jsigmo
Community Member
6 months ago

I had a Fiat 124 Sport Coupe like that. It only stuck if you floored it. Not a particularly safe condition. I had to fix it because I really did like to floor it on occasion!

Ellis Lenfestey
Community Member
6 months ago

why...

Patty Leaton
Community Member
6 months ago

board game

Laura Drillenburg
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh my..

E Wilson
Community Member
6 months ago

This is Flintstones level stuff right here.

Joyce Deering
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh my! The 'String Fix'? Ahhh... Nope.

Jill Bussey
Community Member
6 months ago

I wonder why the car was in the repair shop?

Athena Gurl
Community Member
6 months ago

That should be illegal... is it? I wouldn’t know.

Dane Wheat
Community Member
6 months ago

Safe!

Dawn Soehren
Community Member
6 months ago

Holy Crap!

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
6 months ago

Insurance of a different kind.

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
6 months ago

WD 40 doesn’t work ?

Christina Collins
Community Member
6 months ago

WTF is an "accerlator?"

Edda Michelsen
Community Member
7 months ago

hahaha

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
7 months ago

That's NOT good. 😳

Jane Alexander
Community Member
7 months ago

If your acceelerator pedal sticks, kick it hard, it will usually unstick, if not then put it in neutral.

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
7 months ago

maybe owner brought it in for brake work

Leisa K
Community Member
7 months ago

wow.....

Steve Cruz
Community Member
7 months ago

Unless the car is being serviced to fix that pedal, DON'T TOUCH IT.

Lisa Johannesson
Community Member
7 months ago

Isn't that... something they recall car models for?

Ivan Wahl
Community Member
7 months ago

That must be one of those high-end foreign automobiles that are very limited and you have to order and PAY IN FULL two or three years before delivery and you don't even get to pick the color because I've never even heard of that being offered as an extra on an American made vehicle. What a lucky dog to drive something like that. That's a Justin Beiber, Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian ride right there.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
7 months ago

AAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!!

Brenda Savage
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow!

Lyn Moffett
Community Member
7 months ago

Words fail me

LSR
Community Member
7 months ago

That is u.s. made cars, a demonstration of crap.

Daniel Callaway
Community Member
7 months ago

THis used to happen to a 68 Camaro I had. Motor mounts were broken and when accelerating, the engine would hop up and stretch the Accelerator linkage opening the throttle all the way.

Leah Hutchings
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, safety first, at least it’s got a warning sign

Julie Harden
Community Member
7 months ago

omg.

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh crap. Another back yard mechanic.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
7 months ago

yeah - no

Myxomatosis
Community Member
7 months ago

Murikka again.

Karen Anderson
Community Member
7 months ago

Is this why the car owner brought in in for repair or just a warning from a lunatic???

Judie Mindrum
Community Member
7 months ago

oh hell no!

Auktje Kazemier
Community Member
7 months ago

wahahahahhaaa

rachel carter
Community Member
7 months ago

Jeez that's dangerous

rustic raven
Community Member
7 months ago

REALLY PEOPLE ARE YOU THAT BAD ! TIME TO START RIDING YOUR BIKE !

Eric Forster
Community Member
7 months ago

......or use your feet to stop.

Shilo Sulda
Community Member
7 months ago

That’s not scary at all

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
7 months ago

How unsafe can you get??

SF Angel
Community Member
7 months ago

😆😆

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
7 months ago

Nope nope

Mary Hurst
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow!

Denise Mclean
Community Member
7 months ago

That is why the car is being sold now, the owner shot out through the vehicle. No more owner !

Wilma Sliwiak
Community Member
7 months ago

Yikes

Jane Doe
Community Member
7 months ago

Tales from Lake Wobegon stuck CD player.

Virginia Patterson Shepard
Community Member
7 months ago

You have to be kidding!!

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
7 months ago

Only 3 stars?

Lolly
Community Member
7 months ago

😳

Mazikeen Lebron
Community Member
7 months ago

Wth istha about..🤔is this car for sale.?

Steven Meyer
Community Member
7 months ago

Yea, No

Carole Strawn
Community Member
7 months ago

What????????????????????????

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
7 months ago

Thanks for the warning!!!

cocoapicasso
Community Member
7 months ago

Y i k e s 😳

Candy Chitty
Community Member
7 months ago

Would certainly work for those that want to hot-rod around with the pedal to the floor.

Roberto Durante
Community Member
7 months ago

LOL, do you rent this car?

Kim Bush
Community Member
7 months ago

One hand on the wheel, other hand on the stick

Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
7 months ago

It's not stupid if it works?

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#15

Self Aware Prius Owner

Self Aware Prius Owner

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K.Kobayashi
Community Member
7 months ago

This says a lot about the kind of friends he has, or the kind of town he lives in.

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#16

C/S She Hears A Flapping Noise Coming From The Driver's Side

C/S She Hears A Flapping Noise Coming From The Driver's Side

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh gosh…

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#17

I Am Pretty Sure I'm Younger Than The Tire

I Am Pretty Sure I'm Younger Than The Tire

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Alex K
Community Member
7 months ago

in soviet russia, tire drives you.

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#18

16 Years Of Writing Service And It Finally Happened. Gloves In A Glovebox

16 Years Of Writing Service And It Finally Happened. Gloves In A Glovebox

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ruthenium the ruther
Community Member
7 months ago

YES! Never seen before, but it HAPPENED.

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#19

The First And Probably Last Time I Will Ever See One Of These. Jaguar Xj220 With Only 3k On The Odometer

The First And Probably Last Time I Will Ever See One Of These. Jaguar Xj220 With Only 3k On The Odometer

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Aski Markup
Community Member
7 months ago

That is beautiful!

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#20

Just Hopped Into The Shop

Just Hopped Into The Shop

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Sabse
Community Member
7 months ago

He wants a CARrot

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#21

Work Never Fails To Disappoint

Work Never Fails To Disappoint

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Sara
Community Member
7 months ago

Had a friend who couldn't figure out why her interior lights wouldn't work. Reached over & scrolled the dimmer mechanism up. Voila!

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#22

Surprised It Didn’t Explode Into The Shop

Surprised It Didn’t Explode Into The Shop

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Elsker
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7 months ago

how does this happen???

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#23

Customer States Temperature Gauge Is Reading Full Tank

Customer States Temperature Gauge Is Reading Full Tank

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Sabse
Community Member
7 months ago

😄 Exact!

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#24

A Girl Who Works At Sonic Just Paid Her 1k Repair Bill With Mostly 1's And 5's. Mad Resolve

A Girl Who Works At Sonic Just Paid Her 1k Repair Bill With Mostly 1's And 5's. Mad Resolve

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Lola
Community Member
7 months ago

She works hard for her money, so hard for it honey... she definitely works it.

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#25

Private Security Tahoe With 1” Bulletproof Glass. The Rest Of The Vehicle Is Just As Heavily Armored

Private Security Tahoe With 1” Bulletproof Glass. The Rest Of The Vehicle Is Just As Heavily Armored

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
7 months ago

Is this a mob car?

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#26

The Only Worthwhile Lift Kit Instructions

The Only Worthwhile Lift Kit Instructions

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lara
Community Member
7 months ago

omg SO true. Men think instructions are to be used to cover the floor to hold all the pieces they have to use.

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#27

When I Saw This I Told Her It Wasn't Going To Be Cheep

When I Saw This I Told Her It Wasn't Going To Be Cheep

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

poor bird

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#28

Just Pulled This Out Of A Customers Car Between The Grill And Condenser

Just Pulled This Out Of A Customers Car Between The Grill And Condenser

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

poor kitty. Though this one looks pissed

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#29

7 Months Since The Last Post About This Car... He Finally Did It. Our Customer Bought This Civic New In 06 And It Has Only Been Serviced At Our Dealership. Original Motor And Transmission

7 Months Since The Last Post About This Car... He Finally Did It. Our Customer Bought This Civic New In 06 And It Has Only Been Serviced At Our Dealership. Original Motor And Transmission

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ML
Community Member
7 months ago

That is a good service place if the car held up so long

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#30

Just In For An Inspection & Was Greeted With This...

Just In For An Inspection & Was Greeted With This...

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Sabse
Community Member
7 months ago

What have you done? 😄

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#31

This Little Girl Helped Me Check Codes In Her Owner’s Car Today. Good Girl

This Little Girl Helped Me Check Codes In Her Owner’s Car Today. Good Girl

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lara
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7 months ago

What a sweetie.

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#32

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

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So?

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#33

They Told Me Someone Was Dropping Off Their BBQ For Me To Do Brakes And Bearings On. I Thought They Were Joking, They Were Not

They Told Me Someone Was Dropping Off Their BBQ For Me To Do Brakes And Bearings On. I Thought They Were Joking, They Were Not

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Bridget Price
Community Member
7 months ago

bbq on wheels!

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#34

Guy Drove In Like This. Another Reason Why We Are Essential

Guy Drove In Like This. Another Reason Why We Are Essential

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Sabse
Community Member
7 months ago

So many questions .....

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#35

Lexus In To Pick Up Some Brake Pads

Lexus In To Pick Up Some Brake Pads

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A
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7 months ago

The cop calling his wife to say he's going to be late getting home.

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#36

In Case You’ve Ever Wondered That The Undercarriage Of A Tesla Looked Like

In Case You’ve Ever Wondered That The Undercarriage Of A Tesla Looked Like

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Suzana Stantic
Community Member
7 months ago

That's smart actually. We are losing parts of the cars on the road, not to mention some of them get stollen while you are parked.

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#37

Which Car Has The Worst Battery Location?

Which Car Has The Worst Battery Location?

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Patti Brock
Community Member
7 months ago

😯

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#38

C/S Lost His Keys... I Wonder Why

C/S Lost His Keys... I Wonder Why

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago

We had a friend whose car had hundreds of small canisters similar to these. Absolute stupidity.

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#39

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

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PupGirl
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7 months ago

Is that Spaceballs?

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#40

A Sweet Old Lady Asked Me To Apply Her 2018 License Plate Decal Today As She Couldn't Kneel Down To Do It Herself Anymore

A Sweet Old Lady Asked Me To Apply Her 2018 License Plate Decal Today As She Couldn't Kneel Down To Do It Herself Anymore

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Foxxy (The Original)
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7 months ago (edited)

What are these decals for?

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#41

Customer States "I Played Edm Once And Now My Car Won't Stop Pretending It's At A Rave"

Customer States "I Played Edm Once And Now My Car Won't Stop Pretending It's At A Rave"

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Patti Brock
Community Member
7 months ago

😬

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#42

An Actual "Key" Supplied By A Customer

An Actual "Key" Supplied By A Customer

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The almighty alphabet soup !
Community Member
7 months ago

How the hell????

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#43

Says Didn't Have A Spare, Drove For 3 Days! I Found The Spare In The Trunk Complete With Jack!

Says Didn't Have A Spare, Drove For 3 Days! I Found The Spare In The Trunk Complete With Jack!

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Suzana Stantic
Community Member
7 months ago

How tf do you drive with a car like that?

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#44

Ya Think

Ya Think

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Ray Heap
Community Member
7 months ago

But that´s only 209 kmh, a bit faster than usual speed on the Autobahn but nothing too extreme. If my car were to do that I´d take it to the garage.

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#45

Sorry Officer I Didn't Know How Fast I Was Going

Sorry Officer I Didn't Know How Fast I Was Going

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DC
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7 months ago

???

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#46

I Think My Boss May Be Compensating For Something With His New Toolbox

I Think My Boss May Be Compensating For Something With His New Toolbox

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Sabse
Community Member
7 months ago

Wanna have !

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#47

Customer Stated He Needed A Punctured Tyre Repaired, Had To Tell Him He Was Screwed

Customer Stated He Needed A Punctured Tyre Repaired, Had To Tell Him He Was Screwed

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The almighty alphabet soup !
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7 months ago

Hah!

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#48

Rental Car Came Back Like This "Had A Plane To Catch"

Rental Car Came Back Like This "Had A Plane To Catch"