26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

We all know what it means to live paycheck to paycheck. I mean, it’s not like we find a magic bundle of cash sitting around whenever we need to make a repair. When I was younger, I would do just about anything to save a buck. This included do it yourself auto repair that probably should have been left to a professional. Nowadays, I take into consideration the extra time that it’s going to take my unskilled hands to complete the task, and if it’s going to more cost efficient to just pay a professional to do it, that is the route I’m going to take. To be honest, this is usually the case. The photos below are either people who are still stuck in that ‘younger’ phase, or they are deserving to be in the running as finalists for the redneck engineering talent show. I don’t know if that’s really a thing, but it should be. That would make for one funny TV show. Until that show becomes a reality, enjoy the photos and let us know who you think should be the winner for the most horrible car repair.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

1. Popcorn Air Filter. My girlfriend would love this one! For her, there’s nothing better than the smell of movie theater popcorn. With this handy mod, her car could always remind her of that smell she loves!

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

2. Creeper Spare Tire. I think the scariest part of this one is that the creeper doesn’t even seem to be attached. It looks like they just lowered the car directly onto the creeper. That can’t be safe.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

3. Window Glass. I’m willing to bet that this isn’t automobile grade safety glass. What do you think?

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

4. Old House Window & Spray Expanding Foam. This is a window mod that apparently required a little more permanence. They used plenty of spray expanding foam to make sure the window would stay in place without risking exposure to the elements.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

5. Garden Hose Tire Tread. New tires are expensive, especially for my truck. But I really don’t think that you’re going to be getting very good mileage out of this garden hose tire hack.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

6. Packing Tape Cup Holder. I’m trying to think of something to say about this one, but it’s actually pretty brilliant.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

7. Duct Tape Paint Job. You have to look close. I originally thought that this was just a regular Cougar paint job. After a closer inspection, I’ve added one more use for duct tape to my ever expanding list.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

8. Trailer Skirt Door Panel. Nothing like taking a part of your mobile home to repair your car door. Sometimes you gotta use what you have access to!

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

9. Bungee Cord Seatbelt Extender. Pretty sure you exceed the 100 pound tensile strength of that bungee cord, buddy. Doubtful that you thought that one through.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

10. Glove Window Wiper Replacement. The best part about this one is, when you’re feeling lonely, you can turn your rear wiper to get a friendly wave.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

11. 2D Printed Headlight. That new 3D printer stuff is so overrated. This old school 2D print works just fine!

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

12. Redneck Engineered Flashlight Headlight. Once again, you use what you have access to. At least they had safety and function in mind with this car repair.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

13. Heating / AC Dial Modification. All of the sudden, I feel like watering my garden. I could tell you why, but I think it’s pretty obvious.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

14. Lawn Chair Seat Mod. I don’t know about you, but when my rear end hits a lawn chair, my mind thinks I need an adult beverage. Probably not the best mod to discourage drinking and driving.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

15. Sliding Door Latch. Hey, the internal workings of an automobile door eventually malfunction. The science behind them may be a little out of reach for the average Joe!

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

16. Locking Door Latch. For those ‘not so safe’ neighborhoods where you really need to protect your valuables.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

17. Universal Exhaust Hanger. And this is why some people never throw away their old belts.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

18. Gas Cap Cover Bling. Some people go with the chrome gas cap covers. This mod adds a little extra flare with a personal touch. I wonder if it’s the Fast and Furious soundtrack? That should add a few extra horsepower.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

19. Modified Custom Tailgate. I’m not even going to ask how the original tailgate went missing. This tailgate looks pretty darned redneck, and I’m doubtful that it’s fully functional.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

20. Bathroom Mirror Upgrade. Sadly enough, I have seen this one in real life several times.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

21. Tail Light Repair. >Sometimes after an accident, you have to save up for a few paychecks to cover the deductible. In the meantime, the juice bottle looks pretty legit.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

22. Zip Tie Arm Rest Stitching. All I can think of seeing this one is the girl Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

23. Up Cycled Doritos Bag. Come on. You can’t really get mad at someone for up cycling their trash. Go green or go home!

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

24. Heavy Duty Desk Bumper. All you gotta do iS remove the legs and BAM! Instant bumper!

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

25. New Door On The Cheap. You know that extra hardware you were going to use for the gate and the house door? I’m going to need to borrow that for a while.

26 Times That People Should Have Definitely Called A Mechanic

26. Band-Aid Bungee Door. If the smashed in passenger side of the car wasn’t an obvious enough indication that the car had a boo-boo, go ahead and make a cardboard band-aid to make it more apparent.

I’ve always feared that my lack of mechanical expertise would cause potentially fatal errors in the repair of my automobiles. These people obviously didn’t care! If they had issues coming up with the money for a legitimate repair, I can feel for them. If they were just going for the world’s greatest redneck fails, I fear for their intelligence.

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