103 Times Car Mechanics Took Pics Of What They Were Dealing With So Others Would Believe Them (Best Of All Time)

Frequent readers know that we love to cover the “Just Rolled into the Shop” online group where mechanics share the nonsense folks bring them. So we’ve gathered the best (or worst) examples of cars and other vehicles that might need an exorcism before a mechanic can make any real headway. 

So get comfortable as you scroll through, perhaps don’t ignore that check engine light and be sure to upvote your favorite ones. If you have any similar stories of automotive nonsense, feel free to share it in the comments section below. 

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#1 Just Saved This Lil Guy. I Had To Remove The Front End Of The Vehicle To Do It, But He Is Now Free And Alive And Well

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#2 The Eyes After A 30 Mile Trip

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#3 Customer Said Her Husband Patched The Tire But It Keeps Leaking Air

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Having a car is a mix of joy and terror. The freedom of driving anywhere anytime, except until a certain sound goes off and you start doing mental calculations on just how much it might cost. Some of these lights that might show up on your dashboard and you wonder just how long the vehicle will stumble on.

Add on top the fact that many mechanics are perhaps not the most honest individuals, and it’s easier to understand why so many people end up driving cars that hardly function properly. One survey found that the majority of Americans are not actually happy with their car service provider, as they feel like issues are overdiagnosed and fixes end up being overcharged. 

#4 Customer Came In Saying There Was A Kitten In The Dashboard. One Of The Lube Techs Called Dibs. Meet Dash

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#5 This Was On A Car That Came In Today

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#6 Customer Said All 4 Of Them Were Uninjured But We Can’t Say The Same About The Car

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#7 How American

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#8 Technically A Carryout Since It Isn’t Rolling Anywhere

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#9 This Is Not What I Was Expecting When The Customer Said “The Tire Exploded And There Are Wires Showing”

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#10 My Husband Called Shortly Into His Half Hour Drive Home To Say The Tire “Felt A Little Off”

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#11 Hell Hath No Fury

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#12 Customer Is Going Through A Nasty Divorce, Wanted Us To Have A Look Around After She Saw Her Husband Following Her Around Town

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#13 Any Suggestions?

He’s got a death grip on the wiring and he’s trying to climb deeper.

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#14 I Present The Jellyfish. Dual Axle Trailer, Was Ran Flat For Quite A Distance

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#15 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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#16 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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#17 Well… Almost Pissed My Pants… Caught Off Guard

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#18 When A Car Sits On The Lot Too Long

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#19 Customer States Abs/Esc And Front Radar Lights On…

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#20 C/S Vehicle Doesn’t Stay Running

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#21 Just Hopped Into The Shop

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#22 Self Aware Prius Owner

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#23 Customer Failed To Mention The Fact That His Dog Was In The Vehicle, Scared The Hell Outta Me

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#24 I Work At A Rental Company And The Police Brought This Back

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#25 Customer Refused All 4 Tires On A Rainy Day, She Also Had To Sign A Waiver Before Releasing The Car

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#26 Stayed A Little Longer At The Shop To Save This Little Guy From Someone’s Engine Bay

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#27 I Swear These Customers Do This On Purpose

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#28 When You’re Towing A Car Behind Your Rv, Remember To Put It In Neutral

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#29 Cam In For An Appraisal To Trade In And Get The Mirror Cap Replaced. Hand Painted A Pterodactyl

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#30 Customer Dropped Off For Oil Change. Neglected To Mention This

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#31 Who’s The New Guy?

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#32 Little Old Lady Dropped Off Her Caravan For A Brake Inspection. Yes That’s The Mileage She Would Have Seen On Her Receipt

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#33 “My Tyre Light Came On And I’m Not Sure Why”

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#34 Ladies And Gentlemen, We Have Achieved Peak Engineering

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#35 Be A Mechanic They Said

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#36 Rolled In Because It Wouldn’t Start. C/S Car Has Been Sitting Up For “A Little While,” Has A Newspaper From The Cold War In The Trunk

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#37 This Stray Hung Out In The Yard Over The Weekend Then Rolled In My Bay. Now He’s Mine

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#38 Got To Work On The Wienermobile Today

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#39 Found This On The Underside Of A Woman’s Car Today… Needless To Say She’s A Little Freaked Out. Rechargeable With 4g Sim Card In It

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#40 Why Doesn’t The Heat Work On My Brand New Civic ??

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#41 It’s A Bit Cold Out This Morning

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#42 When A Carpenter Does His Own Repairs…

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#43 Shop Dog? How About A Shop Chicken?

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#44 Someone Came With A Car And This Was In The Trunk. He Said We Can Keep Everything From Inside The Car. I’m Definitely Keeping It

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#45 Third Car We’ve Had Towed In Within A Week For A No Start After Refueling At A Local Gas Station. This Fuel Sample Is About 96% Water

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#46 Found This On The First Truck I Hoisted This Morning

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#47 Had This Brand New Escape Show Up.. Owners Were Towing It Behind Their Motor Home And Guess The Parking Brake Locked Up. Took Them A Few Miles To Realize What That Terrible Noise Was ?

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#48 C/S The Solar Panel Isn’t Working/Won’t Charge Batteries

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#49 We Will Not Be Installing Your Spare Sir

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#50 Guy Pulled Up To The Shop To Do An Oil Change

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#51 That’s A First For Me, Loaded With An Extra Mag Next To It. These People Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Own Guns

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#52 Surprised It Didn’t Explode Into The Shop

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#53 16 Years Of Writing Service And It Finally Happened. Gloves In A Glovebox

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#54 I Am Pretty Sure I’m Younger Than The Tire

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#55 Accerlator Gets Stuck To Floor. Pull On String To Unstick

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#56 Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

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#57 The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

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#58 The Odds Of A Single 4 Leaf Clover Rooting Into A Fender Line

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#59 This Made Me Laugh Way More Than It Should Have

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#60 I Dont Condone Stealing… But Man I Want To

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#61 Found A Friend

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#62 Customer Says “Don’t Worry, It’s Friendly”

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#63 My New Carpeting

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#64 There’s A Battery Terminal In There Somewhere

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#65 When You Dispute The Bill And Tell The Other Mechanic To Just Put The Motor Back In The Car

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#66 Aircraft. Pilot Landed With His Breaks On

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#67 Gotta Love Florida ?

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#68 C/S States Engine Making “Pssst Pssst Pssst” Noise

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#69 Good Post Or Bad Post?

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#70 C/S To Install New Tire. C/Dns That The Tire Was Filled With Water In Sub-Zero Temperatures. Had To Cut The Sidewall Out With A Leatherman To Get The Tire Off The Wheel (After Breaking The Ice With A Sledgehammer)

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#71 My Brother Is An Advisor At A Honda Dealer. Just Texted Me This…

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#72 Car Was In A Flood And Customer Asked If It Was Okay, The Dash Answered For Me

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#73 Customer States Ac Isn’t Blowing As Hard As It Does In Their Husband’s Car

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#74 Knives I Have Found Under The Back Seats Of Used Cars

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#75 I Got $10 Off My Oil Change Because I “Fulfilled The Destiny” Of The Tech Who Had To Report My Mileage

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#76 I Present To You All The 5 Elements Of Tire: Fire Element, Water Element, Ice Element, Plant Element, And Bruce Willis 5th Element

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#77 My Lead Tech Has Finally Lost It

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#78 Im Scared

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#79 Tech States “I’m Not Getting In That Car, You Can’t Make Me”

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#80 We Share The Road With These People

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#81 Getting Real Tired Of These

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#82 C/S Thanks For Understanding, Nerds

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#83 Customer States Replace Drivers Rear Seat Belt Buckle, Technician States Go F**k Yourself

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#84 Kachow

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#85 This “Time Machine” Just Rolled In. 9 Thousand Miles, And The Plate Expired In 1983

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#86 Me Standing Next To A Cat 797

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#87 “Well, I’m Not Sure How To Say This, But It Looks Like Your Engine Bay Has Been Overtaken By Gay Mice”

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#88 Forgot My Drill So I Asked The Customer And This Is What I Got ???

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#89 Work Never Fails To Disappoint

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#90 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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#91 Private Security Tahoe With 1” Bulletproof Glass. The Rest Of The Vehicle Is Just As Heavily Armored

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#92 Big Brain Time

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#93 One Fender Bender Away From Turning His iPhone Into An Eyephone

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#94 Accidentally Made A Magnifying Glass When Rain Gathered On Crash Wrap Covering A Busted Sunroof

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#95 Customer Is Emailing/Calling To Find Out Why Their Windows & Doors Are Open…. While The Car Is In Service At A Mercedes Dealer

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#96 Well, On The Plus Side, Your Alignment Is Bang On!

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#97 This Jeep Just Ran Out Of Luck. A Penny Came Out Of The Transmission Drain Hole

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#98 You Had One Job

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#99 First Time Seeing Hello Kitty Exhaust Tips

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#100 Pulled This Guy From A Camry

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#101 Boss Man Came To Work In His Old American Truck Today. A Rare Sight Here In Scotland

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#102 Cars Like These Always Make Saturdays Great

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#103 C/S Weird Rattling In Rear End And The Brake Light Is Out, Said She Tried Changing The Bulb Multiple Times

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