148 Times Car Mechanics Took Pics Of What They Were Dealing With So Others Would Believe Them (New Pics)

Owning a car is both a blessing and a curse. When it’s in good condition, your ride can truly be a wonder to behold. Extremely convenient when you want to visit your loved ones, need to run some errands and, heck, it can also be extremely fun to drive.

Having said that, when you start hearing strange noises or get blinded by blinking warning lights, you know your car is begging for repair. And that’s where it gets amusing. Enter the Just Rolled Into The Shop subreddit, full of the most surprising and mysterious things auto mechanics encounter on the job.

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If you think that empty soda cans in the back seat of your car are pretty bad, just take a look at some of the most bizarre pictures we have collected from this online group. And if you’re hungry for some more crazy things mechanics find under the hoods of cars, make sure to check out our previous posts right here, here and here.

#1 Near 600k 17 Accord Hybrid Came In Today… That’s A New Record In Our Shop. Very Custom.. One Of A Kind

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#2 Be A Mechanic They Said

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#3 Towed With The E-Brake On

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

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#5 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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#6 What Car Dose This Bring To Mind?

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

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

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#9 Just Rolled Out Of The Shop, And Paid 900 Of Their 1400 Dollar Bill In Ones. There’s Another Row Of Stacks Beneath This One In That Bag. Not The Same Customer As Last Time Either

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#10 Came In For An Oil Change And Brake Inspection

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#11 Waited On This Trim Piece For Over A Week, Only To Find That They Snapped It Into 3 Separate Pieces To Fit It Into This Box…

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#12 Lady Came In For An Oil Change…. 47k Miles On The Car

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

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#14 So Apparently The Insurance Company Doesn’t Think This Is Totalled

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

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

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#17 And Then Immediately Rolled Right Out. Nope

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#18 When All Else Fails

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#19 I Present You This Jetta With Their Second Annual Oil Change At 340 Miles

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#20 A Chrysler Engineer Would Climb Over 72 Virgins To [Screw] A Tech

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#21 “Do Not Worry About The Airbag Recall, No One Is Allowed To Sit In The Passenger Seat Anyhow.” This Is What The Customer Said. Here For Just A Coolant Leak

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#22 “Hey Man Do You Have An Extra Drain Plug?” “Nah, But I Got A Spark Plug…” We Had To Refuse Service On This Vehicle For Mysterious Reasons

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#23 We Got A Lot Of Rain This Weekend Which Made For A Lot Of Puddles

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#24 This List Of Demands For Minor Body Repair

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#25 Dropping Off The Wife’s Vehicle For Winter Tires. Thanks To This Sub For Making Me A Better Customer

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#26 Qashqai, 3 Baby Seats And Didn’t Want The Tyre Replacing Yet

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#27 Welcome To The Future Boys. New Mercedes Eqs

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#28 I Was The Only Toyota Tech In The Dealership This Week Due To A Tech Family Emergency, And Another On Vacation. 111 Hrs Booked In A 40 Hr Week. I’m Exhausted

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#29 I Definitely Can’t See This Causing An Issue A Few Years Down The Line

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#30 Found My Late Dad’s Car Full Of Mold After An Year, Mum Wanted To Take It To A Garage Like That, I Thought About You People And Spend The Day Cleaning It

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#31 The Amount Of Fasteners You Have To Remove To Change The Oil On A 2021 Nissan Sentra

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#32 Customer Came In Expecting To Pass Inspection With A Blocked License Plate And The Darkest Tint That I’ve Ever Seen On Windows And Windshield!

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#33 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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#34 New Ford Bronco Wildtrak Sasquatch Rolled Into The Showroom With Mismatched Seats…

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#35 “Pure Michigan”

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#36 C/S Smells Like Burning Rubber When Driving

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#37 Not Even 8 O Clock In The Morning And We’ve Reached Peak Stupid

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#38 Cost Of An M6 Motor Replacement Under Warranty

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#39 I See Your Rental And Raise Our Loaner. “Hit A Deer”

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#40 My Buddy’s Brass Balls

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#41 Cs “Mystery Rumbling Noise For The Last Hour Then The Wheel Came Off”. Customer Is Me, Never Letting Someone Else Do Up My Wheel Bolts Again

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#42 Just Rolled Into The Shop, Without Looking…

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#43 The Crazy Part Is That They Both Worked…

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#44 “Made In The U.s.a.”

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#45 Today My Car Just Rolled Into The Shop And We All Decided To Be Mature Adults About It

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#46 C/S “But I Just Replaced The Battery”

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#47 2020 Subaru Outback That Hasn’t Stopped Rolling Since It Was Purchased

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#48 The Customer Says That $900 For A New Turbo Is Way Too Much, So He Got One From A Buddy That Is “Still Good” Off An Old Car Of His

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#49 Another Tech Lifted The Hood, Went ‘Oh F**k No’ And Drove The Car Back Out Of The Shop. I’ve Become The Shop Animal Wrangler

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#50 Insurance Wanted An Estimate

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#51 Dear Mini, F**k You. Sincerely, Every Mechanic

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#52 Friend In My Math Class Asks Me Yesterday If I Can Help Change His Oil Filter Bc It’s Been Stuck And Nobody Has Been Able To Get It Off. Turns Out It’s Been Stuck On There Since 1999 (‘90 Corolla)

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#53 The “New” Driveshaft We’ve Been Waiting For Almost A Month For Finally Showed Up And My Manager Is Piiiised

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#54 Customer Called, Rip S**t Pissed, Complaining That We Installed The Wrong Motor In His Kia Because The Oil Filter Said Hyundai On It. Pic Is An Example Of Our Filters

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#55 Customer Bought Wheels And Tires Online, After Advising Multiple Times That The Tires Are Too Small For His Suv He Insisted For Us To Put Them On. Tiresize: 225/45/17

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#56 Dude Claims We Planted An Attack Rat In His Truck. Leaves A 1 Star Review Years After The Fact. Can’t Make This S**t Up.

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#57 My Shop Has Had To Start Parking The Vehicles Like This To Protect The Trucks From Catalytic Converter Theft Over Night

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#58 One Of Our Rental Cars Just Returned…

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#59 Customer Wants To Keep His 04 Pt Cruiser. Authorized Up To $7,000 For A Complete Motor Rebuild, Clutch, Turbo, And Timing Belt

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#60 Just Rolled Out Of The Shop To Find They Didn’t Tighten The Lug Nuts All The Way. I Think I Almost Died Tbh

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#61 Customer Came In Asking To Get This Badge Removed. They Didn’t Realize The Rivets Until It Was Already Off. Who Rivets Badges Into The Car?

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#62 My First Time Seeing A Cat Cage. Just Happy I’m Not Doing Exhaust Work Today

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#63 Spent Three Hours Looking For This Today

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#64 Just Completed My First Engine Swap How’d I Do

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#65 Buddy Sent His GF In Because He “Thinks It Might Need Brakes.”

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#66 Customer Overfilled His Oil By 15 Qts. 5.0l Ford F350 Takes 7.75 Qts, And I Drained 23. Oil Was So Overfilled It’s Dripping From The Exhaust

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#67 Wife’s Van. Convinced Her To Drive 10 Miles Out And Back To Make Sure We Didn’t Miss It

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#68 Someone Stole This Old Lady’s Gasoline

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#69 You Have To Take Off A Tire To Remove The Bulb On A Tesla…

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#70 This Is How My Coworker Disconnected Electrical During A Machine Rebuild…

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#71 That’s… Pretty Darn Specific

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#72 Mercedes, Ladies And Gents

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#73 Client States Vehicle Has Trouble Starting And There Is An Abnormal Noise When Trying To Start…

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#74 Customer States That There Car Has Been “Well Maintained”

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#75 28 Clips And 2 Screws To Do An Oil Change On A 2021 Nissan Sentra. F**k You Nissan

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#76 2nd Time In 6 Months

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#77 My Sister Went In For An Oil Change Before Taking Off On A Roadtrip Tomorrow…

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#78 Brand New Car. Came Off The Truck Yesterday, Sold Yesterday, Sales Person Was Going To Put Gas In

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#79 Insurance Loves Spending A Penny To Save A Dollar. Won’t Total. We Have To Clean This Up And Install In A Jeep

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#80 Look What I Found

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#81 Customer States He Punched The Screen And It Broke

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#82 Semi Truck Just Rolled In, Driver Said He Drove 700 Miles And Only Had 3rd, 6th, 7th, And 9th Gear. He Thinks It’s The Transmission

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#83 Customer Said He’s Been Hearing A Strange Noise From Engine Last Few Days…

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#84 Iq 1000 Driver Dropped His Trailer Right In Front Of The Shop To Swap Trucks, Blocking Three Bays, And Just Kinda Wandered Off. Genius

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#85 Must Be Monday…

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#86 The New Bronco Everyone, Clearly An Engineering Marvel!

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#87 Rolling The Shop Out To This One

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#88 Man I Hate Ford

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#89 Dropping My Car Off For Service And Remembered My Days Of Being A Tech

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#90 Rolling Into A Shop Near You: Any Car That Gets This Used Mystery Coolant From The Junk Yard!

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#91 Nothing Like Hot Coolant In The Face At The End Of The Day

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#92 Ever Just Have Straight Liquid Poo And Then Have That One Solid Piece Shoot Out?

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#93 Anti Communism Just Rolled In

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#94 Just Casually Rolled Into The Shop

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#95 “My Maintenance Minder Came On So I Added More Oil.”

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#96 Well, There’s Your Noise. 2012 Ram 4.7, 130k

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#97 Customer Said They Noticed The Speed Bump Too Late. Felt Like Handling A Grenade

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#98 No Comment

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#99 My Cursed Engine

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#100 Arcy Sparky

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#101 My 2001 Jetta Tdi Alh Survived 312,000 Miles Just To Be Killed By My Incompetent Mechanic. This Is The View With The Oil Pan Off Looking Into Cylinder 1. He Drilled The Small Timing Belt Roller Stud So Deep It Went Into The Cylinder. Now I’m Without A Car And School Starts In 2 Days

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#102 When You Just Need The Wheel Lock Key…

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#103 Customer States: Tire Losing Air

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#104 Rolled In With An Ar-15

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#105 Rental Company Brought This Vehicle In Complaining Of Warning Lights On The Dash. I’m About 95% Sure We’re Going To Total It

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#106 Some Mechanics Are Unbearably Stupid. Someone Labeled The “Egg Zaust” Clamps

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#107 High Schoolers Kustom V6 Race Car

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#108 Gotta Love Old Lifts With Arms That Bend

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#109 Just A Friendly Reminder To Everyone In The Industry Always Check A Lift You Didn’t Set Yourself Before Getting Under The Vehicle

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#110 Take Notes Ford ?️whoever Did This Is A Legend

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#111 C/S They Are “Very Unhappy” With The Date Code Of The Battery We Just Sold Them…

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#112 I Think That One Might Have A Shorted Cell

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#113 76 Thunderbird, Gotta Love The “Retard” Button

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#114 The New And Improved Self Locking Accelerator Pedal

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#115 Found Inside One Of The Rear Duals Of One Of Our Fleets Trucks, That’s About 60 Pounds Of Mud Turned Into Rocks, They Wore Out The Valve From The Inside

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#116 2019 Dodge Promaster – First Oil Change

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#117 Customer Really Wanted Us To Change His Brake Pads And We Kept Declining

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#118 I Literally Can’t Anymore…

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#119 Unsolicited D**k Clip

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#120 How’s Your Morning Going

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#121 Meth Proofed Catalytic Converter!

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#122 This Bit Holder My Daughter Bought Me

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#123 2014 Chevy Malibu. Engine Failure @ 60k

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#124 Sold Base 4×4 Tacoma With Over 100% Markup… This Is Getting Insane

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#125 Cs They Were Driving And The Vehicle Just Stopped Moving…

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#126 Broke My 17mm Bit, I Think Some Idiot Put Red Loctite On The Oil Drain Plug

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#127 Everybody Told Me My School Bus Brakes Squealing Was Normal. I Narrowly Avoided A Cam Over By Insisting Maintenance Take A Look For My “Girly Peace Of Mind”. The Rivets Wore A Groove In The Drum And I Wish I Had Insisted Sooner. I Already Had Another Bus Cam Over And Total A Car Two Weeks Ago

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#128 Mondays Are Not Supposed To Start Like This….i Need More Coffee!

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#129 C/S They Just Put A Battery In It And Don’t Know What Happened

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#130 My Neighbor Brings Over His Dodge Caravan For Me To Look At . He’s Complaining That There’s No Power And Sounds Awful

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#131 No Matter How Hard You Try, You Can’t Convince Old Folk That They Don’t Need An Oil Change

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#132 Customer Claims His Wheel Broke All By Itself, Wants It Covered By Warranty

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#133 Brand New Exaust, From Ford, Shows Up Like This

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#134 Customer Came In Asking Us To Change The Tire Because It Was Flat. She Literally Came Off The Interstate At 60+mph In This Condition. She Said She Thought She Could Drive On It Because It Was A Runflat Tire….we Looked At It The Next Day And It Did So Much Suspension Damage It Totaled The Car.

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#135 Terrified Kitten Rolled Into The Shop And Then Into My House

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#136 Needs Tooth Extracted From Vehicle.

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#137 Went From 6th To 1st On The 405

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#138 “Some Kids Threw A Landscaping Boulder At It”

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#139 Happy Hump Day!

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#140 Last Oil Change Was 200 Miles Ago. 1.5 Accord

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#141 *sad Trombone Noises*

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#142 Serviced A Lady’s Car Only To Have Her Come Back 1/2 Hour Later With Stability Control Warning On And Running Like A Bag Of S**t. Few Minutes Of Head Scratching Before The Culprit Was Found. Thats A Bee’s Ass Stuck In The Air Flow Meter

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#143 2021 Ford Platinum Less Than 1000 Miles Oil Pan. Wife’s New Car Had A Catastrophic Engine Failure, This Is The Image They Send Us 3 Weeks Later

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#144 Going For An Oil Change… Shop Drops My Truck Into Their Bay. Merry Christmas Everyone

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#145 Hi Everyone How’s Your Day!

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#146 A Big F**k You To Whoever Designed The Dodge Journey

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#147 C/S She Needs A Quick Vacuum

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#148 Wait. I Thought I Ordered The 6cm Piston Rod, Not The 6m. Damn Metric System.

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