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20 times mechanics were so puzzled after looking inside a car that they had to snap a photo
It's amazing how people take care of their vehicles - or, more accurately, how they don't.
Jessica
09.18.21

Mechanics see all sorts of strange things in and on people’s cars. Some folks just don’t know how to care for a vehicle and others are just…well, slobs.

Of course, there’s not much you can do about the wildlife that finds its way into your car – except maybe not treat your mechanic as Animal Control.

Want to know what we mean? Take a gander at the mind-boggling photos below:

1. A change of clothes

You’re supposed to keep your extra clothes in the trunk.

Customer complains of heating problems… pulled a whole t-shirt from inside the heater box, vents. from Justrolledintotheshop

2. Roadside snack

Next time you want to barbecue some chicken, take it out of the car first. Frankly, it’s not something we thought people needed to be told.

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3. What’s that rattling sound?

We think we’ve identified the problem.

But seriously, where do you get all those nickles?

STIs are money pits from Justrolledintotheshop

4. Somewhat terrifying

Well, the customer was creative enough to come up with a temporary solution. They get credit for that.

Accerlator gets stuck to floor. Pull on string to unstick. from Justrolledintotheshop

5. Something fluffy

Cats have been known to hang out near the engine of a parked car because that spot is still warm for quite a while. This one was found in the engine bay. It took the mechanic a little while to coax him out.

Stayed a little longer at the shop to save this little guy from someone’s engine bay from Justrolledintotheshop

6. “Oh, hello there”

Service techs have to deal with a lot, including a real fright from time to time. This is what one tech spotted when he lifted the hood.

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7. A “cheep” fix

The customer thought there was something big wrong with the vehicle. It turned out that it was just three very small and round problems.

When I saw this I told her it wasn’t going to be cheep from Justrolledintotheshop

9. Opossum powered

The mechanic opened the hood to look for the reason the car was running a little differently. The moment he saw this, he put the hood back down.

Hood opens. Hood is layed down immediately. Tech exclaims "Oh HELL NO." from Justrolledintotheshop

10. A little too fluffy

If you don’t want your mechanic posting pictures of your latest steering wheel cover, get one that doesn’t hide the gauges, including the one that says what speed you’re going at.

Sorry officer I didn’t know how fast I was going. from Justrolledintotheshop

11. A pair of sub-woofers

Usually, when getting into a vehicle to move it, the most mechanics will discover is that someone forgot to clear away the trash from a quick lunch. These two are way too precious to be anything like that.

I dont condone stealing… but man I want to from Justrolledintotheshop

12. What mechanics put up with

Customers complain about strange things all the time. The car vibrating at 130 miles per hour might be a new one, though. And while we know it’s not technically IN the car, it’s still worth an eye roll.

Ya think from Justrolledintotheshop

13. When the car reaches out

You know things are bad when even the car radio is asking for help. It must be 2020.

Hilux radio begs tech for salvation from Justrolledintotheshop

14. Valuables

People leave a lot of valuables in their cars. Here’s one overwhelming example.

Saw an honesty test, thought I’d post mine! In the center console. from Justrolledintotheshop

15. How?

Some think it’s a genius and cheap way to have temporary adjustable air springs. Others are just tilting their head sideways and seriously wondering. Most are somewhere in-between those two.

Air ride from Justrolledintotheshop

16. Gross

Car interiors can get a little worn and stained over time. That’s understandable. However, this car is a year old.

Not the worst I’ve ever seen…. But it’s also a 2018 😂 from Justrolledintotheshop

17. That’s nuts

This vehicle was brought in because the check engine light was on. This is the problem that the mechanic discovered. Don’t ask. No one knows the answer.

The Check Engine Light was on…. from Justrolledintotheshop

18. Overkill

Most of us are guilty of leaving a few things hanging from the rear-view mirror. This, however, has just gone too far.

A forest of black ice. from Justrolledintotheshop

19. Whip it good

The customer needed a new set of car keys. For some undetermined reason, he couldn’t find his.

C/S Lost his keys… I wonder why from Justrolledintotheshop

20. Gloves in a glove box

This mechanic has been working for sixteen years and swears this is the first time he has ever seen gloves in the glove box. What’s in yours?

16 years of writing service and it finally happened. Gloves in a glovebox from Justrolledintotheshop

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The life of a mechanic is much more interesting than we imagined!

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By Jessica
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Jessica is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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