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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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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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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“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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#9

The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

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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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#11

Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

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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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#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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#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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#15

Self Aware Prius Owner

Self Aware Prius Owner

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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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#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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#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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#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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#20

Just Hopped Into The Shop

Just Hopped Into The Shop

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#21

Work Never Fails To Disappoint

Work Never Fails To Disappoint

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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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#23

Customer States Temperature Gauge Is Reading Full Tank

Customer States Temperature Gauge Is Reading Full Tank

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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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#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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#26

The Only Worthwhile Lift Kit Instructions

The Only Worthwhile Lift Kit Instructions

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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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#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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#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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#30

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

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

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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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#32

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

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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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#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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#35

Lexus In To Pick Up Some Brake Pads

Lexus In To Pick Up Some Brake Pads

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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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#37

Which Car Has The Worst Battery Location?

Which Car Has The Worst Battery Location?

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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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#39

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

Had An Interesting Tailgate Come In Today

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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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#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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#42

An Actual "Key" Supplied By A Customer

An Actual "Key" Supplied By A Customer

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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