40 Of The Most Astonishing Discoveries Mechanics Have Made In A Vehicle

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Mechanics often have some interesting tales to tell about the surprises they uncover while working on vehicles. From furry critters squeezing into tight spots to odometer readings that seem straight out of fate’s playbook, the things they find can be both bizarre and amusing.

To give you a glimpse into this world of automotive oddities, we’ve compiled a collection of photos submitted by people who’ve witnessed these strange discoveries firsthand. Scroll down to see the proof and prepare to be amazed by the unexpected wonders that lurk beneath the hood of your car.

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#1 This Stray Hung Out In The Yard Over The Weekend Then Rolled In My Bay. Now He’s Mine

Image source: Duke_Meridian

#2 This Was On A Car That Came In Today

Image source: Ok_Conference_9697

#3 It’s A Bit Cold Out This Morning

Image source: Throway1194

Hphizzle: I’m sure it has a great personality.

#4 Hell Hath No Fury

Image source: NectarRoyal

#5 How American

Image source: ImInYourBooty

Rizzo: Oh, a Darwin-Award-Club member tag.

#6 Well… Almost Pissed My Pants… Caught Off Guard

Image source: ZeroRain87

#7 Customer Failed To Mention The Fact That His Dog Was In The Vehicle, Scared The Hell Outta Me

Image source: SquareTheM

#8 I Am Pretty Sure I’m Younger Than The Tire

Image source: teemkilohamster

#9 Customer Came In Saying There Was A Kitten In The Dashboard. One Of The Lube Techs Called Dibs. Meet Dash

Image source: bmxstar1468

#10 I Dont Condone Stealing… But Man I Want To

Image source: jkonzy

#11 The Odds Of A Single 4 Leaf Clover Rooting Into A Fender Line

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#12 When A Car Sits On The Lot Too Long

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#13 Customer Said Her Husband Patched The Tire But It Keeps Leaking Air

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Nathaniel He/Him Cis-Het: Some people should lose their licences for being stupid.

#14 Found A Friend

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#15 Pulled This Guy From A Camry

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#16 This “Time Machine” Just Rolled In. 9 Thousand Miles, And The Plate Expired In 1983

Image source: Fixitsteven

#17 Just Saved This Lil Guy. I Had To Remove The Front End Of The Vehicle To Do It, But He Is Now Free And Alive And Well

Image source: SmittyYAP

#18 Customer: “Let Me Know When You Are About To Pull My Truck In So I Can Get My Raccoon” And He Sat In The Lobby With A Raccoon Until His Truck Was Done

Image source: Crestfallencorpse

#19 I Got $10 Off My Oil Change Because I “Fulfilled The Destiny” Of The Tech Who Had To Report My Mileage

Image source: Pinfari13

#20 16 Years Of Writing Service And It Finally Happened. Gloves In A Glovebox

Image source: funkikomedina

lasagne of death: What is this blasphemy!?

#21 Got To Work On The Wienermobile Today

Image source: DeBray3

Pandemonium (edited): That’s what she said

#22 Just Crawled Out From Under A Broken Lift

Image source: sgtpnkks

#23 I Work At A Rental Company And The Police Brought This Back

Image source: maddogg312

Ty Stratton-Quirk: I’m sure it’ll buff right out!

#24 Shop Dog? How About A Shop Chicken?

Image source: LooseWolf99

#25 Someone Came With A Car And This Was In The Trunk. He Said We Can Keep Everything From Inside The Car. I’m Definitely Keeping It

Image source: AverageAshEnjoyer

#26 The Eyes After A 30 Mile Trip

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#27 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

Image source: Nguyenstreak

Head_on_a_Stick (edited): The odometer on the 954cc versions of Honda’s FireBlade stops at 99,999 miles. I had a courier colleague who owned one and had real trouble scheduling servicing past the 100,000 mile mark.

#28 “Well, I’m Not Sure How To Say This, But It Looks Like Your Engine Bay Has Been Overtaken By Gay Mice”

Image source: wrenchindaddy802

#29 Customer Said All 4 Of Them Were Uninjured But We Can’t Say The Same About The Car

Image source: Misterr_Carlos

#30 Customer States Abs/Esc And Front Radar Lights On…

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#31 Self Aware Prius Owner

Image source: pensfan8766

#32 Boss Man Came To Work In His Old American Truck Today. A Rare Sight Here In Scotland

Image source: bubblebobblee

#33 Stayed A Little Longer At The Shop To Save This Little Guy From Someone’s Engine Bay

Image source: the_portillo182

#34 Customer Is Going Through A Nasty Divorce, Wanted Us To Have A Look Around After She Saw Her Husband Following Her Around Town

Image source: Hornetwaffles

Bored something: I hope they attached it to the husbands car so he thinks she’s tailing him. What an absolute arsè wipe.

#35 My Brother Is An Advisor At A Honda Dealer. Just Texted Me This…

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#36 Any Suggestions? He’s got a death grip on the wiring and he’s trying to climb deeper.

Image source: neutral-spectator

#37 The Car Sounds Like A Cartoon

Image source: msupczenski

#38 This Made Me Laugh Way More Than It Should Have

Image source: bored505

#39 This Is Not What I Was Expecting When The Customer Said “The Tire Exploded And There Are Wires Showing”

Image source: samerooo

Nilsen: Customer was right though

#40 C/S The Solar Panel Isn’t Working/Won’t Charge Batteries

Image source: buforduga

Hphizzle: *Facepalm*

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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