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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10 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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10 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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10 months ago

What? How did that happen?

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justagirl
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10 months ago

You had one job...

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Almost a million miles

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Cip IESAN
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10 months ago

I hope it's a Ford T...

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Grim Reaper
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10 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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10 months ago

yikes

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Bettye McKee
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10 months ago

Over-inflated?

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Brett
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10 months ago

You’re screwed

David Gripon
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10 months ago

Angry girlfriend maybe?

BoredPanda is awesome
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10 months ago

uh oh

Purr·maid
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10 months ago

That was definitely deliberate.

DogMatic
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10 months ago

Or they ran over a screwdriver. Takes a fair bit of force to push it through the steel belt.

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Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

They pissed someone off.

Chris Miller
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10 months ago

You are a Screwed Driver

Joseph Rychetsky
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10 months ago

Well now the DRIVER is SCREWED

backatya
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9 months ago

He wanted to take his tools with him wherever he goes.

Ed Lesperance
Community Member
9 months ago

That looks deliberate. Creeps who find vengeance in puncturing tires do the sidewall because it's unrepairable.

Susan Williams
Community Member
9 months ago

Deliberate,IMO. Someone is a vandal

Sam Cook
Community Member
10 months ago

Screw drivers!

Joseph Rychetsky
Community Member
10 months ago

Well now the driver is screwed!

KrabbyGramps666
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10 months ago

Somebody gots a crazy boyfriend or girlfriend.

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BoredPanda is awesome
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10 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
Community Member
10 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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10 months ago

Unbelievable that people still dare to drive with these tires

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Bettye McKee
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10 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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10 months ago

must have been a bumpy ride

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Brett
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10 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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10 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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10 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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10 months ago

must've been one hell of an impact?!

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Big Yetti
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10 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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10 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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10 months ago

uh oh

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Brivid
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10 months ago

Is that a retread?

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Kisses4Katie
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10 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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10 months ago

Kinda looks like a gun

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Cip IESAN
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10 months ago

Edward Scissorhands worked for a tire repair shop?

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Alex K
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10 months ago

these are the new vented rims

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Soap
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10 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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10 months ago

What am I seeing here?

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