If — for any reason whatsoever — you have to put a big sign on the steering wheel of your car to make it drivable, that car is not drivable! Especially if it says something along the lines of, oh for instance, that the accelerator pedal gets stuck to the floor and you have to pull on a string to get it unstuck.
We shouldn’t have to point out how incredibly unsafe this is, and we also hope that the picture that was taken was when it was in a garage, getting the problem fixed as soon as possible.
Always Nice to Have a Good Description
Powers of description are an underrated trait, and this is a perfect example of why. Maybe the owner of this vehicle wasn't able to tell WHY the rear brakes were making sounds like “Dory from Finding Nemo talking to the whales,” but a car's rear brakes shouldn't be making that sort of sound no matter what.
It's a pretty good bet that the brake pads have just been worn down, but with that kind of horrendous noise coming out, there might be something else going on. Cars shouldn't sound like a fish, and especially not Dory.
“It's Not THAT Hot!”
Car engines can get pretty hot. It's one of their big things. Temperatures reach into the triple digits of celsius, more than two hundred Fahrenheit or hotter. That's why it's so important to have a working temp gauge – too hot, and your car will be in trouble.
This gauge, however, is either very, very broken, or the car is very, very hot. We're going to go ahead and say it's the first one. Plus, it's only seventy-three degrees outside – it would feel much hotter if the engine was actually that warm.
Most of the stories on the list are going to have to do with the cars themselves, but not all of them. This picture, for instance, might look like something out of a police bust, but it's just how one customer paid the one thousand-dollar repair bill.
According to the original poster, the owner of the vehicle works at Sonic, and paid the entire bill with “mostly 1s and 5s.” No one is happy having to shell out that much cash for a big bill, but being able to pay for it out of pocket is pretty unique.
Dogs in Cars = Fun Stories
When you have to bring your car to the shop, there are lots of reasons for bringing the dog along, too. Even if it's just to take a nice relaxing walk while the work is being done.
You might also leave the pooch in the car, as this owner did, which gave the mechanic quite a fright. The driver hadn't actually revealed the presence of a snoozing dog in the backseat, meaning all parties involved got startled. At least the dog pulled a pretty funny face.