Lots of people take the opportunity to decorate their cars. There’s plenty of space on most trucks, vans, and SUVs, and you’re going to be traveling all over anyway, so you can give pedestrians and other drivers something to look at.
The designs can get goofy, such as this truck’s tailgate. It features two characters from the 1987 Mel Brooks science-fiction comedy spoof on Star Wars “Spaceballs.” Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet and George Wyner as Colonel Sandurz love the feeling of speed.
Is That a Cheep Fix?
Strangely, car engines are the place to be for some small kinds of animals. You're usually going to find rodents, but stray cats will sometimes also hunker down for protection from the elements. That makes this pristine bird's nest (and a trio of eggs) an even stranger sight.
Birds will often make nests anywhere they can find some shelter, but a car's engine seems out of the realm of the ordinary. A few things have to be true: the car has to have been in disuse for some time, and the trunk had to have been open that whole time.
Come On, Ferrari
As one of the pieces of the engine that is more likely to be replaced, the car's battery is usually set in a spot that is easy to reach. If you're on a trip and need a jump, you don't have to, say, take an entire wheel off. Which seems to be how one Ferrari model set it up, and shame on them.
A job that most amateurs can do with a little bit of knowledge suddenly becomes a full day of work. Well, while you're in there you might as well do a tire rotation and a brake check.
A Model 2008 Ribeye
When one mechanic heard that a customer was going to drop off their BBQ to get work done on the brakes and bearings, the mechanic thought the customer was joking. As you can see in the picture, not so.
Thankfully, the work seems like it will be pretty simple. There's no engine to get around. Jacking it up might be a bit of a problem if it's an uncommon shape, however. The best part about this job is if you do good enough work, you might get rewarded with some carnivorous delicacy.
If You've Ever Wondered What the Underside of a Tesla Looks Like...
There it is. As fully electric cars, Teslas do a lot of things differently. Of course, they still have brakes and lots of other traditional car parts so they'll still need regular work done, but they don't have to go about the traditional car standards.
Keeping the undercarriage sealed off does offer a few other advantages, too – the parts that are down there will take less damage on bad roads, and parts can't be stolen as easily. On the downside, it's a lot harder for mechanics to access the parts if something does go wrong.