21 Photos That Car Mechanics Took So Others Would Believe the Things They’re Dealing With


Even if you consider yourself pretty handy when it comes to cars, there have probably been at least a couple times when you’ve had to visit a mechanic. Perhaps your car wouldn’t start. Perhaps it was making a weird sound and you couldn’t figure out what was causing it. Perhaps the check engine light came on.

Whatever the reason, you roll into the mechanic’s shop, and your vehicle is now in their capable hands. You expect them to be able to figure out what’s wrong and fix it. That’s their job, after all.

In a subreddit called Just Rolled Into the Shop, mechanics share pictures of unusual vehicles and problems. For example, there are actually many, many very unusual things that mechanics have found inside people’s rides.

Scroll down to discover 21 bizarre things mechanics discovered when people brought their cars to be worked on. You’ll probably have even more respect for your mechanic after finding out what they really deal with.

  1. Check Under the Hood

    Hood opens. Hood is layed down immediately. Tech exclaims “Oh HELL NO.” from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  2. More of an Accomplishment Than a Problem

    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. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  3. This Must Mean Good Luck

    The odds of a single 4 leaf clover rooting into a fender line.. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  4. That Does Not Look Safe

    Customer refused all 4 tires on a rainy day, she also had to sign a waiver before releasing the car. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  5. No Date Needed to Know It’s Old

    I am pretty sure i’m younger than the tire. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  6. This One Should Have Been Obvious

    C/S she hears a flapping noise coming from the driver’s side. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  7. Common Sense, People

    Customer states temperature gauge is reading full tank. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  8. I Hope They Bought Car Rental Insurance

    I work at a rental company and the police brought this back… from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  9. “Pull On String”

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

  10. Mechanics Aren’t Pet Sitters

    Customer failed to mention the fact that his dog was in the vehicle, scared the hell outta me. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  11. Where Are My Keys?

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

  12. Lucky He Didn’t Get Crushed

    Just crawled out from under a broken lift from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  13. Maybe He’s Waiting for His Vehicle

    Just hopped into the shop from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  14. She Probably Had to Save up for Awhile

    A girl who works at Sonic just paid her 1k repair bill with mostly 1’s and 5’s. Mad resolve. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  15. Now, THIS Is Unusual

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

  16. This Is an Urgent Fix

    Surprised it didn’t explode into the shop from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  17. Another Example of Something You Have to See to Believe

    Guy drove in like this. Another reason why we are essential. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  18. Really Hope He Removed the Old Stickers for Her

    A sweet old lady asked me to apply her 2018 license plate decal today as she couldn’t kneel down to do it herself anymore. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  19. The Pun Is Intentional

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

  20. Who Wants a Kitten?

    Just pulled this out of a customers car between the grill and condenser. from r/Justrolledintotheshop

  21. It’s Not a Drive-Thru

    Lexus in to pick up some brake pads. (Today) from r/Justrolledintotheshop