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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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?

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#44

Ya Think

Ya Think

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Bill
Community Member
1 year 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 year ago

are people really that ditzy??

Michał Jastrzębski
Community Member
1 year ago

this is still nothing, belive you me...wait till you meet a guy on a freeway, driving while shaving himself with a straight razor, lol.

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VeryDarkMatter
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

It's time to play the music... It's time to light the lights... It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight ... It's time to put on make up .... It's time to dress up right .... It's time to raise the curtain on the Muppet Show tonight...

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep yep yep yep Yep! Nope, nope

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DC
Community Member
1 year ago

???

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
1 year ago

They cannot see the speedometer because of the fuzzy abomination

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RavenclawQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

This is JoJo Siwa all grown up.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably owns a tiny Chihuahua that she carries in her purse.

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
1 year ago

Fuzzy wuzzy was a steering wheel!?

Marky Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

ughhh. I don't think i wanna know the person who owns this.

The Harry Potter person
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Oh so I see you’ve met my mother?

Cookie
Community Member
1 year ago

That must be so comfortable.

catta•mrow
Community Member
5 months ago

haha, I think that is kinda karma!

Lucas Crouch
Community Member
7 months ago

dey like floofy tings

Kayleigh Boston
Community Member
7 months ago

soft weel

Zayd Long
Community Member
9 months ago

Yeah I wonder why.

Margaret Schroeder
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Tee hee

Carol Krishnan
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Rarest element in the galaxy - Common sense.

James Hardin
Community Member
1 month ago

that cannot be legal

Sharon Reinhold
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL OH YA

Judy Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

YESSSS! They truly are THAT RITZY - in their OWN MINDS. Baaahaaahaaa. You're KILLING ME SMALLS!

Sandra Lynn
Community Member
2 months ago

Unfortunately, yes.

Happi doggi
Community Member
2 months ago

Ok, you cant see the speed. Still think you meant to be speeding

Bernadette Jamieson
Community Member
2 months ago

High maintenance.

Kieran Rodriguez
Community Member
6 months ago

Total stupidity!

LILI HOWLAND
Community Member
7 months ago

stupidity

JACKSON ROBERTSON
Community Member
7 months ago

what in the wold!!!

Ezra Matson
Community Member
8 months ago

why is this a thing?

Cookie
Community Member
8 months ago

This is super comfortable.

ebbaoruhaikekeluhe
Community Member
8 months ago

safety first...

Paul Zelf
Community Member
9 months ago

Muppet-wheel!😆

GC
Community Member
9 months ago

Imagine the germs in that...

JAYDON SESSIONS
Community Member
11 months ago

no. just no.

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
11 months ago

The rest of the Muppets were found alive but traumatized in the trunk.

Journey Alvarado
Community Member
11 months ago

officer : you high?

Patty Leaton
Community Member
11 months ago

like her brain

Donna O
Community Member
11 months ago

Deary me!

Al Reilly
Community Member
1 year ago

Knew it had to be a Mercedes or a BMW

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewwww

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
1 year ago

wow fuzzy ball too....in a Mercedes too. just sad

Judie Mindrum
Community Member
1 year ago

they should be embarrassed

Garth Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

yeah, they just love driving with something furry in their hands !!!

Jim Price
Community Member
1 year ago

But it drives real smooth.

Denise Mclean
Community Member
1 year ago

80s Feminine Styling

MrsGodezira
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes on a good day.

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
1 year ago

I love it! Where do I get one.

Candy Chitty
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably Paris Hilton's car

Robin Childers
Community Member
1 year ago

That's just fugly.

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

sweet barbie

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 year ago

Bet it has eyelashes on the front.

23AClark
Community Member
1 year ago

😄

Randy Buckley
Community Member
1 year ago

Tribbles are everywhere!

Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

"...bc I was polishing my nails"

Porto DaMartinica
Community Member
1 year ago

Fake taxi - furry edition

Jessica A
Community Member
1 year ago

This makes me want to puke.

BIG FOOT
Community Member
1 year ago

Typical mercades drivers

Emilingo
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder why....

WILLIAM FAULK
Community Member
1 year ago

So, is she in an AMG, or a normal, because if its an AMG, the ain't no one going to know how fast they are going. "oh crap, a police officer!" **pulls over and puts cover on steering wheel**

Azziza
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know, I really dig it, very kitch. There has to be a way to have this and also see your dash. Maybe trim it a bit?

Mary Jane Love
Community Member
1 year ago

I personally have a furry steering wheel but significantly less bulky and obnoxious. They have more reasonable sized ones, this just isn’t one of them.

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Elak Swindell
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1 year ago

Were they blonde? LOL

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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 year 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 year 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 year 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

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Ronel du Plessis
Community Member
1 year ago</