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

TheSneakyNinja
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7 months ago

...Like a treasure from a sunken pirate wreck...

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kjorn
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7 months ago

my hot wheels cars tires are in better shape

Steve Barnett
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7 months ago

Perfectly fine, if you're an F1 driver in dry conditions.

Jackson Allinder
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7 months ago

I AM NOT UPVOTING. THE REASON IS BECAUSE IT IS CURRENTLY AT 69. Nice.

BoredPanda is awesome
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7 months ago

Looks cool

7 Second Ninja
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7 months ago

Slicks...?

wandile dludlu
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7 months ago

These are the soft compounds for F1

Andrew Gibb
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7 months ago

even racing cars have grooves in them

Marek Yanchurak
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7 months ago

Not usually. Well, depending on the format.

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Stephanie Did It
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7 months ago

We used to call those "maypops"

LegendYak
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7 months ago

How did this even happen?!

David Gripon
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7 months ago

Do they do a lot if driving on ice or something?

Kat Hoth
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7 months ago

Maypops!

Bacony Cakes
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7 months ago

F1?

Obi Wang Kenobi
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7 months ago

WHoaa

Shull GaRett
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7 months ago

I have a frend who might say "the rubber is not cracked it looks fine" xD

Id row
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7 months ago

Was this guy Armor All'ing his bald tire?

Chris Miller
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7 months ago

Did they Armorall the tread?

FunFactBot
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7 months ago

Fun fact, rubber tires were made of dandelions and other plant’s liquid called latex! (Beep boop, I am pretending to be a bot, for more information, read my bio!)

XxInstantKarmaxX
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7 months ago

"Don't be afraid, go for a drive! .... :)"

Soro Doeth
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7 months ago

I think i can see my reflection.

Soap
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7 months ago

Is it covered in oil or what?

Jimbo Starjammer
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7 months ago

Ooh shiney!!

mocaboca
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7 months ago

bold enough to bald!

Mare Freed
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6 months ago

This makes me thing there should be a demolition derby on ice.

Johanne Trudeau
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6 months ago

WOW!!! I've never seen a tire that bald!!!! Smooth as a baby's butt...

M Kate McCulloch
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6 months ago

They look almost like racing slicks...

Marilyn Slater
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6 months ago

Slicks!

Donald Holder
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6 months ago

Now that's what I call a bald tire!

Steve Cruz
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6 months ago

There are slick tires similar to this that are used for "drifting."

P.A.B.
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6 months ago

RAVEN, tires should have tread on them; when tires are shiny like that, there’s is no traction for them to grip the road. Imagine driving on tires like that on a wet street 😳. Google what a safe tire looks like and you will understand.

Terry Jensen
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6 months ago

use to call them 'cheater' slicks!!!!! LOL

Wendy Lam
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6 months ago

The treads on this tire is worn to the point no grip!

Masaya Ichikawa
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6 months ago

May be good for drifting.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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6 months ago

baldest tire i've ever seen

Susan Williams
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6 months ago

Race car?

Steven Meyer
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6 months ago

You could skate on that

Loraine MacGinness
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6 months ago

How did this avoid the authorities???

MARCO SOLIS
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7 months ago

how?

Oskar vanZandt
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7 months ago

Who needs treads? Treads are for suckers... :D

Downunderdude
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7 months ago

Nice even tread wear, though. Alignment looks ok.

M Dream
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7 months ago

ready for f1

Kitsune Fox Girl
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7 months ago

Bald tire

Edgar Rops
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7 months ago

Let me guess. It is from the delivery truck?

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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?

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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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7 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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