Just because something looks normal to us regular folk doesn't mean it actually is. For example, a bolt sticking out of your car tire may not raise your eyebrows but it will definitely send shivers down any gearhead's spine.

A dude who goes online by the nickname BonusSatis has been witnessing so many crazy things while on the job at a tire shop, he started taking pictures and sharing them on Imgur. It didn't take long before people noticed and the images went viral.

2020 isn't a Goodyear but these people could've ended up even worse if they kept driving like this.

BonusSatis told Bored Panda that most tire shops are a rough and tumble environment. "When you are getting yelled at, that means they love you. So when you are not getting yelled at or corrected, that means that no one likes you and does not want to help," he explained the industry culture.

When it comes to people's perception of their metal horse's shoes, BonusSatis said a common misunderstanding is that not all tires are made equal. "People ask about a Walmart tire that is $80 and want to know why the tires we sell [at Costco] are so much more. You get what you pay for in a car tire."

There can be many differences between cheap and expensive tires, including durability, handling, braking distance, comfort, and noise."

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Straight up, the person asked if it was flat

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Brett
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sir your brain is flat if you think this is not flat

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If people are learning about tires and want to know more, they should not go to a dealership," BonusSatis said. "Those places will pump up the price every time. Instead, bring the car by two different shops and have the tire mechanic explain what they see about the tire, [and don't be afraid] to ask for details."

According to BonusSatis, car owners should check (or have someone do it for them) tire pressure at least about every 2-3 months. "You can save yourself a lot of trouble by having your pressure set correctly. The tire mechanic should be doing a visual inspection during the air check and can spot any incorrect wear or problem areas."

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Almost a million miles

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Grim Reaper
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

sorry if this is a stupid question....I'm still a learner driver so I dont quite understand what happened to the tire >< can someone please explain what happened?

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A run flat tire that was used way too long. The alignment was also out which is why the edge is so worn down

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This is where the wheel weight goes -> This is NOT where the wheel weight goes

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D. Pitbull
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. I know sweet f** all about cars and tires... and even I can tell "You probably don't put metal object thingie in the middle of the inflatable surface"

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It was worn down to the very last belt package and went flat

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Sanne H.
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unbelievable that people still dare to drive with these tires

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Broken belt package on the side wall caused the bubbles

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Brett
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Naw that’s meant to be there right?!

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The lady said her tire looked odd...

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The rim was not correctly attached and was rattling while he was driving it

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Blister on tire side wall after an impact

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The car hit a deer, there was still hair on it

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Steel belt seperated causing the tire to tear open

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Kisses4Katie
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Snorkel!! I've been obsessed with them ever since Dante's Peak. No volcano will get me once I have one. 😎😎

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Oh look another wheel weight

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Cip IESAN
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Edward Scissorhands worked for a tire repair shop?

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Soap
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How did you drive without realizing there's no traction?

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This was the most ghetto fix ever

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