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50 Mechanics Share Photos Of The Strangest Car Repairs They Ever Encountered

Cameron EittreimApril 13, 2022

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10: An EDM-Influenced Car

This driver played EDM in his car, after that the dashboard was flashing like crazy. The mechanic had to snap a photo of the dashboard because it was shocking (via Bored Panda). He couldn’t tell if all of the warning lights had actually been triggered or if the electronic music caused this.

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9: Screwdriver Key

This mechanic was taken aback when a customer dropped off a few vehicles, one of which had a unique key. The screwdriver was used to start the car, and surprisingly the car hadn’t been stolen (via Bored Panda).

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8: Didn’t Have A Spare Tire?

This person came into the shop claiming they didn’t own a spare tire. The mechanics saw that. The result is evident as soon as you look at the car. You can’t drive a car with no tire on the rim or this will happen (via Bored Panda).

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7: Common Sense

A customer dropped a car off at this mechanic shop saying that it was vibrating at a high rate of speed. It was only when the tech got further into the story that he found out how high the speed rate was (via Bored Panda).

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6: Couldn’t See The Gauges?

This customer came into the shop complaining that she couldn’t see the gauges. The mechanic looked at her steering wheel and could immediately tell what the problem was (via Bored Panda).

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5: Overcompensating

This mechanic snapped a photo of his boss’s toolbox setup, adding the caption “I think he is overcompensating”. Indeed, this is an expansive toolbox setup (via Bored Panda). It’s so huge that the mechanic may just be onto something here.

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4: Punctured Tire Repair

This customer arrived at the shop for a punctured tire looking to get it patched. The mechanic was appalled by what he saw was lodged in the tire. After seeing this, he kindly let the customer know it was beyond repair (via Bored Panda).

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3: Rental Car Returned In Questionable Condition

A service team member at a local rental car company was shocked when a car was returned in this condition. The driver stated she had a plane to catch and was in a hurry, which led the mechanics to a state of shock (via Bored Panda).

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2: The Mysterious Red Line

These mechanics replaced the battery in a customer’s car a week before. When she returned, she had a strange problem. She said the red line had not been on the tachometer before, and she wanted a refund. Sometimes, there’s just no fix for a car problem. Perhaps this was actually a people problem (via Awesome Inventions).

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1: This Customer Was Robbed

This customer came into the shop stating that his car sounded a bit different when he started it. The mechanics told him he’d been robbed, although he didn’t understand what the mechanic was talking about, the mysterious disappearance of his catalytic converter. Catalytic converter theft is all too common, and it’s only going to worsen as cars become more expensive (via Awesome Inventions).

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