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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frank0ys
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1 year ago

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

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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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Bridget Price
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1 year ago

awee hes hugging him :O

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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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Andres Tejeda
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1 year ago

I see the car comes with 2 sub-woofers.

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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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Caroline Kimber
Community Member
1 year ago

He couldn't get away fast enough :(

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Oh, Jesus....

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#15

Self Aware Prius Owner

Self Aware Prius Owner

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K.Kobayashi
Community Member
1 year 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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Nicklas Linder
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1 year ago

The sound of freedom! :-D

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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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Zillyboy
Community Member
1 year ago

customer nailed it.

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Rob
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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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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1 year 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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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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LuckyL
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1 year ago

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

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#32

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

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Friend of Nyekachi Douglas
Community Member
1 year ago

These things were built to LAST!

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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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KATELYNN MACHOWSKI
Community Member
1 year ago

He really needed them brake pads 0-0

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#39

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

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slackjack
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1 year ago

Ludicrous Speed!!

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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)
Community Member
1 year 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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The almighty alphabet soup !
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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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
1 year 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
1 year ago

How tf do you drive with a car like that?

Steve Bowman
Community Member
1 year ago

Herky jerky.

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lara
Community Member
1 year ago

And it never occurred to you to LOOK IN THE TRUNK? What did you think the trunk was for? Carrying dead bodies?

Commander Rex
Community Member
5 months ago

Is that not what it’s used for?

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This one makes me think.... If they're not producing cars like this already, it might be a good idea to add this to those automated safety features. Like, your car will not depart because of the tyre/wheel error. In case it happens mid driving, it will warn you and let you drive until you stop somewhere safe. But I'm no genius and no mechanic, maybe there's good reasons for the absence of such features, who knows....

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Can't believe the cops didn't pull them over. Or maybe they did and there's a stack of tickets in the glovebox.

Azziza
Community Member
1 year ago

I think if a cop had pulled them over they'd have had the thing impounded.

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, that went from a $200 job to a $2k job.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 year ago

3 days? Do they not have patrol cars there?

Mal
Community Member
1 year ago

Didn't have a spare brain cell either

Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't understand how this person got a drivers licence.

Saara .
Community Member
1 year ago

They didn't get pulled over?

Anna roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

Cops too busy laughing

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly why Driver's Education needs to include a foray into Auto Mechanics class for a day instead of the educator's assuming that guardians or others will teach BASIC vehicle maintenance and roadside emergency procedures. Unfortunately there are MANY new drivers on the road clueless as to what they should do in this situation.

Cactus McCoy
Community Member
2 months ago

Seriously? Teaching people to not move a vehicle without all the wheels? What else do they need to be tought? Inhale/Exhale? Face forward, head upwards while walking? This kind of ignorance or stupidity or whatever is beyound teaching´. It's even beyond common sense.

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Elak Swindell
Community Member
1 year ago

Wait, she drove for 3 days without a tire? Now that is some truly epic stupidity.

Lori Oostendorp
Community Member
5 months ago

Why do you assume the driver was a she? I know a few guys who are clueless when it comes to cars.

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qwerty
Community Member
1 year ago

WHY WOULD YOU EVEN TRY TO DRIVE WITH A WHEEL MISSING

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd like to know how much the repair bill was.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 year ago

Ka-chonk... Ka-chonk... Ka-chonk...

23AClark
Community Member
1 year ago

Words just cannot describe.

Randomcthulu
Community Member
1 year ago

How did they not get pulled over? I've gotten a warning for a flickering tail light at 2AM (I worked at a video store), had to fight the urge to ask them what the hell I was supposed to do about it at that time of night, especially as I was pulled over by 2 different cops in under 10 minutes just trying to cross town to get on the road to go home...

Bob Belcher
Community Member
1 year ago

How did he drive like this for three days with no cops???

Chloe Drury
Community Member
1 year ago

at that point just drive with the punctured tire lol

Monica Reed
Community Member
1 year ago

There is NO medication for STUPID 🤨

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

are people that stupid?

CR Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

The cops, neighbors, fellow drivers didn't notice!!!

Annemarie Mattheyse
Community Member
1 year ago

THREE DAYS?!

Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess they really needed to get out of Dodge

Cactuar Jon
Community Member
1 year ago

How???

유림 오
Community Member
1 year ago

Ouch

catta•mrow
Community Member
5 months ago

now you should get a new car

Candy Chitty
Community Member
1 year ago

How does someone this stupid know how to drive a car???

Brooke Weber
Community Member
1 year ago

How in the flying f***

Marky Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

but he kept the hub cap on?

Martha Riche
Community Member
1 year ago

That's not a hub cap - that's the wheel (also known as the rim) that the tire used to be mounted on!

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DC
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my ... but, look close: Camuffo-suspension, right?

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
1 month ago

What was HE high on?

john doe
Community Member
1 month ago

suspend license please somebody anybody

P. Mozzani
Community Member
1 month ago

Stupid is as stupid does.

Becky Greeley
Community Member
1 month ago

L is for Lazy OR P is for procrastinator!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
1 month ago

Fool

Sandra Herrmann
Community Member
1 month ago

Badly.

veronica bingham
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm SO not saying it.....mmm...l b good..lol

Marsha Peters
Community Member
1 month ago

Car Abuse !!!

Oiseau Denuit
Community Member
1 month ago

Sometimes I wonder if some were born with a brain! Wtf!

David Herz
Community Member
1 month ago

The jackass was in the driver's seat so he didn't there could be another jack in back.

Judy Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a for REAL - WOOOOOOOOOOWA!

Cass Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago

My Kia did not have a spare at all. It had an inflating kit, but what good is that for a dam blow out?

Wayne Dorman
Community Member
2 months ago

These people are the reason why we can't have nice things.

Denny Fernantya
Community Member
2 months ago

Ouch...

Mark Kelly
Community Member
2 months ago

How did no one call a cop or something in 3 days

Cactus McCoy
Community Member
2 months ago

What's wrong with people?

Marsha Browne
Community Member
2 months ago

With difficulty. But then, the driver probably drove with difficulty before trashing the hub, the rotors, the calipers, the rim, the wheel cover, and the brake pads.

Smiley Rie
Community Member
5 months ago

Someone please impound that car & save it from it’s ignorant owners! Abused Car desperately needs new home!

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Fire starter. Therefore Arsonist

Lori Oostendorp
Community Member
5 months ago

OMG!

JV
Community Member
9 months ago

Some people should not be allowed to own a car.

Mark Kelly
Community Member
9 months ago

How'd she even drive for a day?

that rando_;)
Community Member
9 months ago

-_- idiot

Karla Littke
Community Member
9 months ago

Thanks for ruining the pavement too

Melinda Väänänen
Community Member
9 months ago

where i live you woudnt "drive" this car anywhere since the police would force stop you instantly for endangering public safety lol

Kinslee Hager
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

That thing is smushed on the bottom how do you drive like that???

GC
Community Member
9 months ago

That is shameful. The whole thing. From driving on a rim for three days to not bothering to check the obvious spot for the spare.

Polly Culberson
Community Member
9 months ago

Is this the meaning of the word DUMB?

jevais
Community Member
10 months ago

When your brain is a chickpea.

hayden
Community Member
11 months ago

how does it even roll

MaeRose
Community Member
11 months ago

I wonder if this person bought this car with their own hard earned cash, cos if he did, well.......

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
11 months ago

Probably snapped the axel at this point

Ellis Lenfestey
Community Member
11 months ago

how

Patty Leaton
Community Member
11 months ago

idiot goes vogue

Barbara Valleroy
Community Member
11 months ago

Yeah, but who has time for those things?

Joyce Deering
Community Member
11 months ago

Wondering...where exactly were they looking for that spare? In the glove box?

avril raven
Community Member
11 months ago

That’s worse than the other one!! Oh goodness. HOW?!?’

Lisa Reuss
Community Member
11 months ago

Nobody drove for three days like this. If they did, their license should be revoked. That’s just idiotic.

Athena Gurl
Community Member
12 months ago

Wtf- how tf were they not pulled over?!?!??

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 year ago

How to are you not pulled over by a cop in three days?

Cookie
Community Member
1 year ago

Not pothole-friendly.

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, you cannot fix stupid.

Melissa Powell
Community Member
1 year ago

Why have the police not stopped you? Maybe the did and issued a fix it ticket.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 year ago

And they live among us.

Lyn Moffett
Community Member
1 year ago

Surprised it moved after a while

Polly Culberson
Community Member
1 year ago

There must be a dim bulb around somewhere.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
1 year ago

you can't cure stupid

Ildiko Okido
Community Member
1 year ago

Did the owner lose his brain too when he lost his wheel?

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd love to see the parts list on this repair!

Judie Mindrum
Community Member
1 year ago

insane!

rachel carter
Community Member
1 year ago

This person is a dumb ass... Clearly they are too dumb to drive

Carole Hamilton
Community Member
1 year ago

owner shouldn't be allowed to drive

Eric Forster
Community Member
1 year ago

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, I read all the comments and only one used the pronoun "she". So was it a dumb woman OR A DUMB GUY! Inquiring minds want to know.

Glenda OBrien
Community Member
1 year ago

Male?

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 year ago

Dumb is dumb. How in the world did he get a driver's license????

Garth Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

they were just being thoughtful, save you taking the flat tyre off!!

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

Good way to start a forest fire 'cause we just don't have enough of those going right now.

Denise Mclean
Community Member
1 year ago

It is a well known fact you don't drive a vehicle down to the metal.

Lolly
Community Member
1 year ago