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

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

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

#1

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

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

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor poor kitten. Glad someone saved him

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

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

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

#2

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

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

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bv7hearts
Community Member
6 months ago

I don't see a problem.

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

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

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

#3

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

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

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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

#4

This Made Me Laugh Way More Than It Should Have

This Made Me Laugh Way More Than It Should Have

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bv7hearts
Community Member
6 months ago

Me as a parent.

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#5

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

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

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Suzanne Clark
Community Member
6 months ago

AWWWWWWW!

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#6

Actual Work Order At Our Shop From One Of Our Technicians

Actual Work Order At Our Shop From One Of Our Technicians

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Elsker
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#7

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

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

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Pamela24
Community Member
6 months ago

Awww!

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#8

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

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

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DC
Community Member
6 months ago

Please tell us it is an Alfa Romeo!

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#9

The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#10

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

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

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Christophe Beunens
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#11

Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
6 months ago

aww

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#12

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

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

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Viktor Feurer
Community Member
6 months ago

Bonnie & Clyde tribute car

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#13

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

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

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Pamela24
Community Member
6 months ago

This sweetheart? (Just kidding, totally understandable.)

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#14

Accerlator Gets Stuck To Floor. Pull On String To Unstick

Accerlator Gets Stuck To Floor. Pull On String To Unstick

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Suzanne Clark
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#15

Self Aware Prius Owner

Self Aware Prius Owner

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K.Kobayashi
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#16

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

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

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh gosh…

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#17

I Am Pretty Sure I'm Younger Than The Tire

I Am Pretty Sure I'm Younger Than The Tire

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Alex K
Community Member
6 months ago

in soviet russia, tire drives you.

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#18

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

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

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ruthenium the ruther
Community Member
6 months ago

YES! Never seen before, but it HAPPENED.

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#19

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

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

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Aski Markup
Community Member
6 months ago

That is beautiful!

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#20

Just Hopped Into The Shop

Just Hopped Into The Shop

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Sabse
Community Member
6 months ago

He wants a CARrot

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#21

Work Never Fails To Disappoint

Work Never Fails To Disappoint

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Sara
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#22

Surprised It Didn’t Explode Into The Shop

Surprised It Didn’t Explode Into The Shop

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Elsker
Community Member
6 months ago

how does this happen???

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#23

Customer States Temperature Gauge Is Reading Full Tank

Customer States Temperature Gauge Is Reading Full Tank

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Sabse
Community Member
6 months ago

😄 Exact!

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#24

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

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

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Lola
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#25

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

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

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
6 months ago

Is this a mob car?

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#26

The Only Worthwhile Lift Kit Instructions

The Only Worthwhile Lift Kit Instructions

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lara
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#27

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

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

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
6 months ago

poor bird

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#28

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

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

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
6 months ago

poor kitty. Though this one looks pissed

StormsTempest
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd be pissed too-

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Louloubelle
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor kitties. They go in there to be warm, and so often they get killed.

Kate Yeti
Community Member
6 months ago

The closed bottom of the Tesla is looking less silly right about now...

glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

There actually is a video on Youtube about a kitten who was stuck inside a Tesla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG7gHXmzrRY More than one video actually: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEFZsK0X1V4

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
6 months ago

Bet the engine purred like a kitten

Alex Barnett
Community Member
6 months ago

This is how I got my cat. Named him beemer.

Zophra
Community Member
6 months ago

CATalytic converter?

ML
Community Member
6 months ago

I wonder how did the box fit between the grill and the condenser

gracefullikeagazelle
Community Member
6 months ago

ML I see what you did there.

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Patricia Brown
Community Member
6 months ago

poor baby, hope she gets a good home

Kayla J
Community Member
6 months ago

look at the wittle wet footprints!

Laila Hernandez
Community Member
6 months ago

aww, she/he looks SO cute, Save it please save it! i love catss

Catlady6000
Community Member
6 months ago

This also why you often see kitties in the middle of the road. They weren't dropped, they fell out

Julia Caruso
Community Member
6 months ago

I don't need to hear this today

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Nico Di Angelo
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor kitty :(

elfin
Community Member
6 months ago

150 horsepower and 1 kitten power.

Kimberley Freeman
Community Member
6 months ago

You ever find them perched up on the skidplate or hopping out into the hop from who-knows-where? I'm a professional Lost Cat Fidner and have seen many cats hunker down and go for a ride in an SUV chassis --and find them miles down the road.

L.j. Bus
Community Member
6 months ago

Was one of the first things I would check (ask), whether there was room for stowaways or not because just riding along might not be such a bad thing if the animal still knows where to go but if I/my car can wound one... I’d never forgive myself 🙈 So whenever getting a new/different car, check/ask whether there are holes big enough or not

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Dave Blow
Community Member
6 months ago

"Grille".... unless thats an engine type that cooks FOR you!

Gigi Baldez
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor baby!

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
6 months ago

What a beauty!

23AClark
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor baby.

Mimi M
Community Member
6 months ago

Watch out - you might get chosen!

Caroline Kimber
Community Member
6 months ago

The box or the cat?

Candice Ravel
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor little kitty. Thanks for helping her.

DC
Community Member
6 months ago

So, cat got home safe and sound?

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 week ago

Where are the rest of the kitties?

Vanessa Nunez
Community Member
1 month ago

aw poor thing.

Kennedy Reitzel
Community Member
1 month ago

i am crying

Jamie Novotny
Community Member
2 months ago

awwwwww pooor thingg

Elizabeth Kaufhold
Community Member
2 months ago

aww so cute!!!! is te cat ok?

Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
2 months ago

grill... and condenser? Solved it. It's Shronginger's cat, but with a miniature crematorium and smoke stack instead of the usual bottle of poison rigged to a geiger counter.

that rando_;)
Community Member
3 months ago

he looks very angry.

Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
3 months ago

how are the animals getting in the hood anyways?

Crystal Diamond
Community Member
4 months ago

I'll take it!

Myxomatosis
Community Member
4 months ago

Gorgeous girl!

ELIJAH MAY
Community Member
4 months ago

oohhhhh

Roman Underwood
Community Member
4 months ago

gimme

Macie Ayotte
Community Member
4 months ago

that cat looks like my cat

Crystal Diamond
Community Member
4 months ago

I want one!

JAYDON SESSIONS
Community Member
4 months ago

🐈=😠

Aidan Garza
Community Member
5 months ago

KITTEN!!!!!!!!!! :3

Ellis Lenfestey
Community Member
5 months ago

awww..... thats so sAd

Joyce Deering
Community Member
5 months ago

Now that engine really PURRS!

avril raven
Community Member
5 months ago

Give the cat some water. Lord knows the last time the poor things had something to drink.

Lisa Reuss
Community Member
5 months ago

I actually didn’t believe this happened. Poor kitty!

Liz Sahlin
Community Member
5 months ago

That is not so rare. They seek warmth.

Athena Gurl
Community Member
5 months ago

🥺🤗🥺

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
5 months ago

I'd have to name this one "Daggers". That's what she's throwing.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
5 months ago

Aww poor baby.. she's so pretty, hope she found a good home

Kat Khatib
Community Member
6 months ago

Catalytic Converter??

Gitta Landgraf
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor one - hope somebody nice takes care of this sweet kitty now

Pamela Scott
Community Member
6 months ago

Another hero mechanic. Thank you!

Yannick Yuniq
Community Member
6 months ago

aww poor bubble wrap has nothing left to pop...

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
6 months ago

Lucky little kitty.

sarakreep
Community Member
6 months ago

My tortie appeared in the parking lot of my work after 37 mile ride in engine bay. She now guards the house from the loft/ 14ft window ledge as a gargoyle/lycan.

Heather Menard
Community Member
6 months ago

Did you keep it?

Leisa K
Community Member
6 months ago

Thank goodness!

Betty Coltrane
Community Member
6 months ago

She is not happy with the situation!

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
6 months ago

Wonder if the engine was purring?

Susan Miller
Community Member
6 months ago

Good thing it wasn't the CATalytic converter!

Lyn Moffett
Community Member
6 months ago

His or her eyes say it all lol

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
6 months ago

thank you!!! poor thing - she's happier now I'm sure

Judie Mindrum
Community Member
6 months ago

Thanks for the save!!!! take it to a good place!

rachel carter
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor little thing

L.j. Bus
Community Member
6 months ago

Some plastics can smell a bit like food to cats so bad idea to leave plastic with a stray or malnurished or even just a temporary locked up kitten. Hope he/she got a good home though. Looks healthy so hopefully just locked up and hopefully never ends up there again

Janelle Collard
Community Member
6 months ago

"I hate you right now."

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
6 months ago

You woke me up!

Kim Bush
Community Member
6 months ago

One of my newborn kittens rode in the tire well of my Xterra from my house to my job one morning. Luckily I heard it crying before I went into work and was able to get it out. We called out sick and went back home.

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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
6 months ago

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

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#30

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

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

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Sabse
Community Member
6 months ago

What have you done? 😄

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#31

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

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

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lara
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6 months ago

What a sweetie.

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#32

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

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Marcellus the Third
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6 months ago

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So?

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#33

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

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

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Bridget Price
Community Member
6 months ago

bbq on wheels!

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#34

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

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

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Sabse
Community Member
6 months ago

So many questions .....

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#35

Lexus In To Pick Up Some Brake Pads

Lexus In To Pick Up Some Brake Pads

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A
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#36

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

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

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Suzana Stantic
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#37

Which Car Has The Worst Battery Location?

Which Car Has The Worst Battery Location?

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Patti Brock
Community Member
6 months ago

😯

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#38

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

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

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#39

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

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PupGirl
Community Member
6 months ago

Is that Spaceballs?

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#40

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

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

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

What are these decals for?

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#41

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

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

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Patti Brock
Community Member
6 months ago

😬

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#42

An Actual "Key" Supplied By A Customer

An Actual "Key" Supplied By A Customer

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The almighty alphabet soup !
Community Member
6 months ago

How the hell????

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#43

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

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

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Suzana Stantic
Community Member
6 months ago

How tf do you drive with a car like that?

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#44

Ya Think

Ya Think

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Ray Heap
Community Member
6 months ago

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

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#45

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

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

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DC
Community Member
6 months ago

???

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#46

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

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

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Sabse
Community Member
6 months ago

Wanna have !

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#47

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

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

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The almighty alphabet soup !
Community Member
6 months ago

Hah!

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#48

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

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

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Elsker
Community Member
6 months 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
6 months ago

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

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#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

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
6 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.

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