Crazy Car Problem Pictures

Natalie Josef
February 7, 2012

There is a lot that can go wrong with cars—all of the moving parts, the electronics, the maintenance required to keep you on the road ... The last thing people want to do is spend money on car repair, even if it is sorely needed.

But sometimes, you just don't have a choice. While some folks will try to address problems on their own, many of us have no choice but to go to the shop. It goes without saying that the technicians who work in the car repair industry have seen some crazy stuff. Check out some of these pictures we have come across.

Technically, this shouldn't even be possible.


The driver ran over a mattress and decided to keep going, so the mattress wrapped itself around the drive shaft. The lesson here is if you run over a mattress, pull over, don't keep going.


Pretty sure that this would void the warranty.


The basic principle is still the same ...


Since the real repair would cost about $200, I don't blame this person one bit for trying to make this work.

Natalie Josef

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Natalie Josef is an automotive expert at RepairPal, the leading online source of auto repair resources and estimates. With many ASE Master certified mechanics on staff who have decades of experience, RepairPal knows all the fine points of car repair.

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By , June 01, 2013
Love the ingenuity
By , February 19, 2014
As a redneck I love the backyard fixes.