January 19, 2021

30 Crazy Car Repair Stories

Working as mobile car mechanic has its perks. You set your own schedule, make more money than you would in a shop, and–most importantly–get to do what you love all day.

But it’s not all fun and games. There are jobs and situations that make even the most experienced technicians cringe. Here are the craziest mechanic stories from mobile auto repair experts across the world.

Unless you’re born with a silver spoon in your mouth, most readers will relate to this article. We were all young once upon a time, and as such probably owned a shed on wheels. Whether it was your first car, or a later project, we’ve all kept some sort of crazy rides.

Today we’ll be looking at the craziest car stories ever told. Obviously these tales are told for two reasons; one, because they are funny as f*ck, and two, to help current or future drivers to avoid the same pitfalls.

Mainly because they are quite funny and/or scary, though. Enjoy!

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

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recent study of 2,000 American car owners support the message this subreddit is sending, too. It found as many as a quarter feel they take a risk each time they hit the road as their vehicle is currently in need of repair or no longer runs well.

The study asked people to reflect on the current state of their vehicle and tested their knowledge of car basics. Results showed an alarming number of drivers are rolling the dice on vehicles in need of work — 68 percent said their cars currently have at least one thing wrong with them.

And with so many vehicles in need of love, Americans could stand to do a bit of brushing up on how to take care of their cars a little better. 36 percent of those studied confessed they don’t know the first thing about fixing a flat tire.

#2 Hood Opens. Hood Is Layed Down Immediately. Tech Exclaims “Oh Hell No.”

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The survey, conducted by Cooper Tires, discovered that nearly half of American car owners think they couldn’t change their car’s oil and almost 30 percent believe they couldn’t even pick out the correct oil their car needs in the first place.

One in four Americans also aren’t confident they could jump-start their vehicle should they need to.

Even using an air pressure gauge to check tire pressure can prove to be too difficult for nearly one in five Americans.

#3 I Don’t Condone Stealing… But Man I Want To

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“Although many Americans have a lack of confidence and knowledge when it comes to vehicle maintenance, it’s important to plan ahead and take initiative,” Jessica Egerton, director of marketing for Cooper Tires, said. “Don’t wait until there is an issue with a vehicle. It’s why Cooper Tires is passionate about helping educate and empower car owners across the country.”

#4 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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#5 The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

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

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#7 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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#8 The Odds Of A Single 4 Leaf Clover Rooting Into A Fender Line

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

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#10 Actual Work Order At Our Shop From One Of Our Technicians

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#11 C/S She Hears A Flapping Noise Coming From The Driver’s Side

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

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#13 Accelerator Gets Stuck To Floor. Pull On String To Unstick

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#14 Self Aware Prius Owner

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#15 Customer States Temperature Gauge Is Reading Full Tank

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

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

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#18 The First And Probably Last Time I Will Ever See One Of These. Jaguar Xj220 With Only 3k On The Odometer

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#19 Just Hopped Into The Shop

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#20 Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

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#21 C/S Lost His Keys… I Wonder Why

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

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#23 Work Never Fails To Disappoint

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#24 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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#25 Surprised It Didn’t Explode Into The Shop

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#26 16 Years Of Writing Service And It Finally Happened. Gloves In A Glovebox

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#27 Just In For An Inspection & Was Greeted With This…

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#28 7 Months Since The Last Post About This Car… He Finally Did It. Our Customer Bought This Civic New In 06 And It Has Only Been Serviced At Our Dealership. Original Motor And Transmission

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#29 Guy Drove In Like This. Another Reason Why We Are Essential

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#30 86 Yota. 211k Miles. In Mint Condition

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