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.

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Brett
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7 months ago

It’s so shiny

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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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7 months ago

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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BoredPanda is awesome
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7 months ago

What? How did that happen?

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justagirl
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7 months ago

You had one job...

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Almost a million miles

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Cip IESAN
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7 months ago

I hope it's a Ford T...

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Grim Reaper
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7 months ago

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?

Tomas Holicka
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7 months ago

Due to poor geometry (probably rear axle squat) the tire was only worn on the inside and the rubber tread disappeared to the cord layer. The next stage is probably a violent blowout.

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Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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6 months ago

They should sue their mechanic, who did not do his job

Philly Bob Squires
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6 months ago

This is how you wind up upside down in a ditch

Deep One
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6 months ago

when I was a poor college student I used to run my tires until the wires hummed. I always warned the tire guys though so THEY wouldn't get punctured.

BoredPanda is awesome
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7 months ago

Uh oh. Couldn't it have had a blowout?

backatya
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6 months ago

Mr. repairman do you think I still have another 12K miles to go on it?

Anna roberts
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6 months ago

Steel belted radial tire, these are the steel belts and trust me you will notice

M Kate McCulloch
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6 months ago

tie rod ends? warped axel? Bent Frame? seriously in need of an alignment either way...

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
6 months ago

i bet that worn area in in the inside , if you only look at the tire from the side, while its on the car, it looks ok, from the rear you see the damage.

Susan Williams
Community Member
6 months ago

Down to the threads. Been there. Hubby said, "don't worry". I skidded off a bridge.

Loraine MacGinness
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6 months ago

Are you sure you are old enough to drive ??

Warren Hall
Community Member
6 months ago

Improper camber adjustment. Needs a wheel alignment, badly. But he saved $40.

Bob Standen
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6 months ago

The tyre was out of camber, this was on the front of the car, camber means the angle the wheel is set, causing the inner or outer edge to wear out.

Connie Martin
Community Member
6 months ago

Do you have a death wish?

abby smink
Community Member
7 months ago

Got sold used tired once that I didn't notice where this bad until they literally disintegrated while I was driving....never again, and I advise no one else buy used tires either.

Dan H
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7 months ago

This is why you need to rotate your tires every 5,000 miles. It helps prevent wearing out

Bettye McKee
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7 months ago

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Someone didn't rotate their tires.

WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

Has got nothing to do with rotation. The alignment of the wheel is wrong.

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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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BoredPanda is awesome
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7 months ago

yikes

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Bettye McKee
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7 months ago

Over-inflated?

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Brett
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7 months ago

You’re screwed

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BoredPanda is awesome
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7 months ago

wow

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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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7 months ago

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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7 months ago

Unbelievable that people still dare to drive with these tires

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Bettye McKee
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7 months ago

That looks deliberate.

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Broken belt package on the side wall caused the bubbles

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BoredPanda is awesome
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7 months ago

must have been a bumpy ride

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Brett
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7 months ago

Naw that’s meant to be there right?!

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The lady said her tire looked odd...

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Sanne H.
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7 months ago

How could this happen? I don’t understand?

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

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DeAnne Smith
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7 months ago

Forced into stripping. Shame.

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Blister on tire side wall after an impact

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Elsker
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7 months ago

must've been one hell of an impact?!

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Big Yetti
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7 months ago

Fixed

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

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Stephanie Did It
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7 months ago

See the tiny little man climbing on the wheel?

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Steel belt seperated causing the tire to tear open

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BoredPanda is awesome
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7 months ago

uh oh

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Brivid
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7 months ago

Is that a retread?

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Kisses4Katie
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7 months ago

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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SeaShell
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6 months ago

Kinda looks like a gun

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Cip IESAN
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7 months ago

Edward Scissorhands worked for a tire repair shop?

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Alex K
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7 months ago

these are the new vented rims

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Soap
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7 months ago

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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Bettye McKee
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7 months ago

What am I seeing here?

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