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 month 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 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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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JKE
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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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 month ago

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

N S
Community Member
1 month ago

think he injects them into the engine to get more engine power, there is a grey plug for them on the console

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

🎶 When a problem comes along You must whip it 🎶

KombatBunni
Community Member
1 month ago

No one gets away, until you whip it!

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Loretta
Community Member
1 month ago

What are those?

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

They are small capsules containing nitrous oxide or laughing gas that people use to get high. Normally they are used for whipped cream, but people discovered they could get high on them.

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Lainie Boruff
Community Member
1 month ago

Am I the only one that thought they were tampons? No? Ok.

Boopie Dew
Community Member
1 month ago

I did too

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Ms Phit
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok now I have Devo stuck in my head....( Thank you!) dun du dun da dah! Ca- rack that Whip!

Brianna B
Community Member
1 month ago

CAR-ack that whip! 😁

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Bob Easter
Community Member
1 month ago

I have no idea what I'm looking at ...

Ben Peters
Community Member
1 month ago

Nitrous Oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. Can make your car go faster or....

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Linus Nilsson
Community Member
1 month ago

Probably just makes a lot of whipped cream

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

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

Sabse
Community Member
1 month ago

What is this?

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Must Be Bored Again
Community Member
1 month ago

As if their IQ wasn't low enough to start with!

Katy McMouse
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, that would definitely be a call to the local constabulary.

Gareth Becker
Community Member
1 month ago

Also - key is in the seat

La La Lynch
Community Member
1 month ago

Look at all that evidence! 30 seconds, huh? Not worth it.

Hilary Mol
Community Member
1 month ago

Can someone tell me what the hell I'm looking at??

pmcm
Community Member
1 month ago

what is that?

k1ddkanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

NO2. Laughing gas. It's used to make your whip cream fluffy at Starbucks. You can buy it at the hardware store. It also gets you high for about 30 seconds, and it stops being fun pretty quick.

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Thalia Lovering
Community Member
1 month ago

What are those?

MarcAngelina Alcober
Community Member
1 month ago

"whip it...into shape... shape it up...its not to late!!! whip it!"

Rred2
Community Member
1 month ago

Well ! There’s a Recipe for Disaster 🤯

Kim Bush
Community Member
1 month ago

SMH let's see how many more people will ask what these are instead of reading the comments first and seeing how many times that question has already been answered....

23AClark
Community Member
1 month ago

REALLY, I MEAN REALLY!!!!!

Don McBain
Community Member
1 month ago

he does have the applicator for nos injection but thats overkill

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 month ago

I was looking for it didn't see it

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Eddie Maurer
Community Member
1 month ago

Could have been parked at a 4 day music festival and they were raging in the car, just saying, it doesn't mean he was driving while using....

tiffany cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Why not just throw them away when done?

Elak Swindell
Community Member
1 month ago

If the driver huffing those things? If so, that's crazy.

Amanda Kelly
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like cars fitted to use them instead of Nos canisters.

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Natasha Arceo
Community Member
1 month ago

umm

Lydia Coy
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that green pot

🌺🍍🌼🌻🌼🍍🌺
Community Member
1 month ago

wow, that is..... so many whippets.... why?

WILLIAM FAULK
Community Member
1 month ago

NOS!!!

Mark Gill
Community Member
1 month ago

Wippitts..........

hayden
Community Member
1 week ago

sweethomealabama

Nolan Strate
Community Member
1 week ago

Rachel Carter, they say N20

JAYDON SESSIONS
Community Member
1 week ago

what. the. actual. hell.

Aidan Garza
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Wut r those????

Ellis Lenfestey
Community Member
2 weeks ago

oh boi

Pobin Rice
Community Member
3 weeks ago

What a loser

TrashPandaru
Community Member
3 weeks ago

wow that's a lot of whipped cream

Leonel Roque
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Do ppl get addicted to these!!

James Hardin
Community Member
1 month ago

is that nitro?

avril raven
Community Member
1 month ago

Oxygen tanks???

Christina Morgan
Community Member
1 month ago

when the police pull you over "hahahahhahhaha"

Liz Sahlin
Community Member
1 month ago

Excuse a perhaps ignorant question... what is it???

Athena Gurl
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn boi-

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't be the only one whose a**e tightened a little when imagining this person on the road with me.

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 month ago

Obviously a drag racer. Nitrous oxide explosion adds an extra 4 to 6 mph. Depending on motor.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 month ago

Exchanged their brain, for drugs !!!

Cookie
Community Member
1 month ago

The key is on the passenger seat.

Ace Cole
Community Member
1 month ago

?

ptm45
Community Member
1 month ago

What are those?

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

At least he can find his keys.

Berit-Bärbel Rebane
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought that these are cucumbers...

Jami Gettings
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought they were tampon applicators....

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 month ago

Surprised the dude isn't brain dead

Joseph Brzezinski
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe he just shoots a lot of BBs...

Andrea Noble
Community Member
1 month ago

What are those

Betty Coltrane
Community Member
1 month ago

Whippet good!

LadyAna
Community Member
1 month ago

Wha-?! O.o Dude, you got a problem.

Teresa Groth
Community Member
1 month ago

So Sad!

Lyn Moffett
Community Member
1 month ago

What are these please?

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, I'm calling bullshit on this one.

April Pickett
Community Member
1 month ago

What are those things?

Julie Harden
Community Member
1 month ago

omg.That's a lot of whippets.

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

what are they

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like someone has an addiction.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
1 month ago

Has he ever heard of Oxygen?

Judie Mindrum
Community Member
1 month ago

idiot

rachel carter
Community Member
1 month ago

That's worse than my husbands vehicle and that is saying a lot considering he has garbage and who knows what in his jeep

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
1 month ago

Hope they stay lost!

Christopher Sanders
Community Member
1 month ago

NOS?

Garth Robinson
Community Member
1 month ago

whipped cream sales rep of course !

SF Angel
Community Member
1 month ago

N2 O2 Baby!

Denise Mclean
Community Member
1 month ago

He is just driving with Green little men, who says he is high ? They don't want police on their planet.

Mazikeen Lebron
Community Member
1 month ago

Wth is tha??

Greg Norman
Community Member
1 month ago

Nitrous Oxide may well be legal. Being high and driving is not. But I think this is actually a seriously stupid engine mod with no worth... not enough Nitrous for any purpose other than a gadget... it IS illegal however to have multiple cylinders of unrestrained explosive gas just loose rolling around your car and to have them stacked on your centre console ready to leap under your pedals at any given moment... idiot... that's an unsafe mess.... just get a tank.... its easier to control and you get better performance and it doesn't take up that much room that's moronic...

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
1 month ago

Danger, Danger!

John Hicks
Community Member
1 month ago

Omfg

Candy Chitty
Community Member
1 month ago

what are those?

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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 month 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 month 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 month 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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Daniel Lewis
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1 month ago

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

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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 month ago

How tf do you drive with a car like that?

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#44

Ya Think

Ya Think

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Bill
Community Member
1 month ago

McClaren supercars are having this same issue

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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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Brigs
Community Member
1 month ago

are people really that ditzy??

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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
1 month 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 !
Community Member
1 month 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"

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Elsker
Community Member
1 month ago

just... wow...

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#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