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

reddit.com Report

frank0ys
Community Member
3 months ago

...Thank you for saving the kitty. Hope it's alright and being taken care well of.

View More Replies...
View more comments

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

reddit.com Report

Bridget Price
Community Member
3 months ago

awee hes hugging him :O

View More Replies...
View more comments

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

reddit.com Report

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
3 months ago

I see the car comes with 2 sub-woofers.

View More Replies...
View more comments

“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

reddit.com Report

bv7hearts
Community Member
3 months ago

Me as a parent.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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."

Lotus496 Report

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
3 months ago

AWWWWWWW!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Actual Work Order At Our Shop From One Of Our Technicians

Actual Work Order At Our Shop From One Of Our Technicians

MTFarmTech Report

Elsker
Community Member
3 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Pamela24
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

DC
Community Member
3 months ago

Please tell us it is an Alfa Romeo!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

reddit.com Report

Steve Barnett
Community Member
3 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

BooteIs Report

Christophe Beunens
Community Member
3 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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

reddit.com Report

Caroline Kimber
Community Member
3 months ago

He couldn't get away fast enough :(

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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...

maddogg312 Report

Viktor Feurer
Community Member
3 months ago

Bonnie & Clyde tribute car

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Pamela24
Community Member
3 months ago

This sweetheart? (Just kidding, totally understandable.)

View more comments
#14

Accerlator Gets Stuck To Floor. Pull On String To Unstick

Accerlator Gets Stuck To Floor. Pull On String To Unstick

3 months ago Report

Caroline Kimber
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, Jesus....

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Self Aware Prius Owner

Self Aware Prius Owner

3 years ago Report

K.Kobayashi
Community Member
3 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

3 years ago Report

Nicklas Linder
Community Member
3 months ago

The sound of freedom! :-D

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

I Am Pretty Sure I'm Younger Than The Tire

I Am Pretty Sure I'm Younger Than The Tire

reddit.com Report

Alex K
Community Member
3 months ago

in soviet russia, tire drives you.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

ruthenium the ruther
Community Member
3 months ago

YES! Never seen before, but it HAPPENED.

View more comments
#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

WhipskiDemon Report

Aski Markup
Community Member
3 months ago

That is beautiful!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Just Hopped Into The Shop

Just Hopped Into The Shop

reddit.com Report

Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

He wants a CARrot

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

Work Never Fails To Disappoint

Work Never Fails To Disappoint

reddit.com Report

Sara
Community Member
3 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!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Surprised It Didn’t Explode Into The Shop

Surprised It Didn’t Explode Into The Shop

reddit.com Report

Elsker
Community Member
3 months ago

how does this happen???

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Customer States Temperature Gauge Is Reading Full Tank

Customer States Temperature Gauge Is Reading Full Tank

Whyarentyoumadbro Report

Zillyboy
Community Member
3 months ago

customer nailed it.

View more comments
#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

Saint_Farewell Report

Lola
Community Member
3 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

unsureMechanic Report

Amy Pattie
Community Member
3 months ago

Is this a mob car?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

The Only Worthwhile Lift Kit Instructions

The Only Worthwhile Lift Kit Instructions

1 year ago Report

Rob
Community Member
3 months ago

Some technical writer got to write what they really thought! Excellent!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
3 months ago

poor bird

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
3 months ago

poor kitty. Though this one looks pissed

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

ML
Community Member
3 months ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#30

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

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

W-h3x Report

Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

What have you done? 😄

View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

LuckyL
Community Member
3 months ago

Why do people leave their pets in the car when somebody has to work on it?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

Ops-Salvation Report

Friend of Nyekachi Douglas
Community Member
3 months ago

These things were built to LAST!

earringnut
Community Member
3 months ago

To be fair it only has a couple hundred thousand miles on it.

Load More Replies...
Luis Villarreal
Community Member
3 months ago

Where is Marty??? Mcflaaaaaaayyyy!!!

WILLIAM FAULK
Community Member
3 months ago

Dang, tire shine, polish and all!

Marky Mark
Community Member
3 months ago

Toyota trucks are indestructable

JozeeMom
Community Member
3 months ago

YOU! Asked for it. You got it. Toy-o-tuh!

KCN
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone took really really good care of their truck.

Josh Tall
Community Member
3 months ago

like Marty McFly's only beige

Sue Knerl
Community Member
3 months ago

Nice truck.

Lydia Coy
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Gimme.... jk aint old enough to drive

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 months ago

You watch ANY show where they are on the bleeding edge of civilization and they are driving Toyota.

Paul White
Community Member
3 months ago

that had to have been parked in a garage our in Texas or Nevada

Pamela Blue
Community Member
3 months ago

Hard to do 211,000 miles in a garage. LOL!

Load More Replies...
BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

Only driven on Sundays by a Little Old Lady.

La La Lynch
Community Member
3 months ago

I was lucky enough to buy a great car from a Little Old Church Lady. Best car I ever had.

Load More Replies...
Toni
Community Member
3 months ago

what a car

Toasty
Community Member
3 months ago

They clearly live in the south. Northern roads, with all the salt in the winter, would rust that body to nothing.

A Dumbo Octopus
Community Member
3 months ago

The color pallet is lovely <3

Laura Deckers
Community Member
2 days ago

Built to last, they were.

Cheryl Lohr
Community Member
5 days ago

Somebodys baby

Paul Zelf
Community Member
2 weeks ago

The cockroach amongst cars: nuclear holocaust? Yota still starts and drives off... probably with a cockroach behind the wheel because well, men are obviously onliviated.

Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
2 weeks ago

..."pretty car"... only reaction

Robert Thomas
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I WANT THAT TRUCK

Ford MasterofDestruction
Community Member
1 month ago

The engines are virtually indestructible.

ELIJAH MAY
Community Member
1 month ago

:D

Ellis Lenfestey
Community Member
2 months ago

do baby yota

Patty Leaton
Community Member
2 months ago

nice

Dre Mosley
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful little truck.

Lisa Whipp Myhre
Community Member
3 months ago

My 1990 not-in-mint condition has got 292,722 miles on it. She's my baby and I'll never let her go.

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
3 months ago

And never, ever again will there be mini trucks like there were back then. Datsun, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru... Fun, sporty and easy to work on. Damn! I miss those days of Skynnard and the Yotas.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 months ago

A clean shop, incredible to see !!!

Jeanie Roundy
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow. There's car love...

Pippa Runs
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!

Nikki Angulo
Community Member
3 months ago

My parents got a 4-runner in ‘87, my mom sold it as a ‘back 40’ truck after my dad passed away in 2011. It still ran, but she had a newer vehicle, and didn’t need two. Plus it was standard, so hard on her shoulder. I learned to drive standard in that truck, my dad taught me.

Amanda Hartley
Community Member
3 months ago

Nice 😊

RufffiesWithRidges
Community Member
3 months ago

My mom had a 1986 Toyota pickup and drove it to work and back for years..then she gave it to me and I drove it for over 300,000 miles!! Toyota back then was awesome!!

Heather Atwood
Community Member
3 months ago

That's the same year make and model of my husband's old truck. Doesn't look like THIS tho!!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
3 months ago

I wonder how my '73 would look today...

Marie Collins
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn straight!!

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks so beautiful!

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone loves his truck!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
3 months ago

old timer lover, my Nissan Patrol is 29 years old, they are the best car, no electronic BS inside

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
3 months ago

By definition, this is not mint. Proof maybe, but mint means never driven.

Bahia Mtl
Community Member
3 months ago

Marty McFly's dream ride (but in white instead of black).

Grace Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

why does this remind me of the old Jurassic Park movie

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

So?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

Bridget Price
Community Member
3 months ago

bbq on wheels!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

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

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

reddit.com Report

Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

So many questions .....

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

Lexus In To Pick Up Some Brake Pads

Lexus In To Pick Up Some Brake Pads

reddit.com Report

KATELYNN MACHOWSKI
Community Member
3 months ago

He really needed them brake pads 0-0

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

amgtech724 Report

Suzana Stantic
Community Member
3 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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#37

Which Car Has The Worst Battery Location?

Which Car Has The Worst Battery Location?

ryan-malta Report

JKE
Community Member
3 months ago

One of the French MPV's (a Renault I think) requires you to go in this way.... to change the headlight bulb!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#38

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

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

reddit.com Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

So this fool is driving while he's high? Better report your findings to the police.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

reddit.com Report

slackjack
Community Member
3 months ago

Ludicrous Speed!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#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

Johnmj6363 Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

What are these decals for?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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"

reddit.com Report

The almighty alphabet soup !
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn that's a lot of malfunction lights! That's a total crab rave

View More Replies...
View more comments
#42

An Actual "Key" Supplied By A Customer

An Actual "Key" Supplied By A Customer

reddit.com Report

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

If you use a screwdriver to start your car, you might be a redneck.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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!

reddit.com Report

Suzana Stantic
Community Member
3 months ago

How tf do you drive with a car like that?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#44

Ya Think

Ya Think

reddit.com Report

Bill
Community Member
3 months ago

McClaren supercars are having this same issue

View More Replies...
View more comments
#45

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

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

reddit.com Report

Brigs
Community Member
3 months ago

are people really that ditzy??

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

benskins77 Report

Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

Wanna have !

View More Replies...
View more comments
#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

reddit.com Report

The almighty alphabet soup !
Community Member
3 months ago

Hah!

View more comments
#48

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

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

petemate79 Report

Elsker
Community Member
3 months ago

just... wow...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#49

I Replaced A Battery Last Week In A Customers Car And She Is Trying To Claim The Battery Is Causing Weird Things To Happen To Her Car Now. This Morning, She Said The Red Line Was Never There Before The Battery Was Replaced And Wants A Refund. Lord Help Me

I Replaced A Battery Last Week In A Customers Car And She Is Trying To Claim The Battery Is Causing Weird Things To Happen To Her Car Now. This Morning, She Said The Red Line Was Never There Before The Battery Was Replaced And Wants A Refund. Lord Help Me

Kingtripz Report

Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
3 months ago

It's that SINCE YOU WORKED ON MY CAR....

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#50

Customer Was Wondering Why When He Started His Car This Morning, It Sounded Different. He Didn't Understand It When I Told Him He Had Been Robbed

Customer Was Wondering Why When He Started His Car This Morning, It Sounded Different. He Didn't Understand It When I Told Him He Had Been Robbed

tonyxwing74 Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

They stole the catalytic converter, which contains precious metals like titanium, rhodium and palladium. Replacement costs can run up to $3000 depending on what car you are driving.

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 153 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.