The fender offenders: Hilarious DIY car repair bodge jobs carried out by amateur mechanics to keep their vehicles going
Carrying out basic DIY repairs at home is something most people find to be a fairly simple procedure.
But when it comes to your car, it is always best to leave the repairs to the experts.
That advice, however, was certainly not heeded by the owners of these vehicles.
Open-air: The owner of this car appears to have turned his boot into a mini tractor trailer
Seen better days: This vehicle has an apartment air conditioning unit stuck out its back window and a power generator bolted on the back
To say these cars have seen better days would be something of a huge understatement.
But if there was an award for the most ingenious, if unsafe, fix then several of these car owners would be in with a shout.
Take, for instance, the car which has an apartment air conditioning unit stuck out of one of its back windows.
Or the vehicle with a huge log as its rear bumper.
Clearly with safety a throwaway concern, this Jeep has a wooden foldaway chair for a passenger seat
No spare tyre No problem. A pick-up truck has a luggage rack as an ad hoc back wheel
Too logical: A metal broom doubles an an aerial (left) while a screwdriver holds up a broken front light (right)
Tidy work: Unfortunately, a chipboard boot, complete with padlock, would prove less-than-ideal in an accident
The driver of this car must be suffering from heat stroke – why else would he be using a portable fan and a large bag of ice to cool down
Clearly with safety a throwaway concern, one Jeep even has a wooden foldaway chair for a passenger seat.
And the owner of a Volkswagen Golf who welded a trolley wheel to his vehicle might qualify for the most foolhardy repair award.
Other smaller fixes include several ad hoc wing-mirrors and a sponge on the end of a piece of wire doubling as a windscreen wiper.
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Chained tight: A large – and, no doubt, heavy – log doubles as a back bumper
Not secure: A lock more suited to a bathroom door has been attached to this car
Dangerous: The owner of this Volkswagen Golf has welded a trolley wheel to his vehicle
Unsightly: This home-made Mercedes logo doesn”t cut it (left), while the image on the right perfectly illustrates why a stapler is rarely used in car repair work
Unlikely to work: A length of metal wire with a sponge attached doubles as a windscreen wiper
Cheaper than a proper repair: A screwdriver replaces an indicator switch that has broken off
The padlock-and-chain combo (left) is normally more suited to bicycles, while a door handle is rarely seen fixed to the outside of a car (right)
Can”t open the door Here are two less-than-ingenious fixes to such a problem
Gives you wings: This can of Red Bull has been used to cover a hole in a rusty pipe
Even the lack of a tyre doesn”t deter some drivers, such as the owner of this car who has wrapped a garden around the wheel”s metal hub
Wing-mirror blues: The owners of these two cars got around the problem with these home-made contraptions
Lacklustre: Cardboard boxes and some tape were enough to “fix” this car boot
In working order: Three clamp replace broken air conditioning controls on this dashboard
Roadworthy It doesn”t look like this loosely-attached tyre is able to take the vehicle”s weight
Bent out of shape: The logical way to ensure a tyre that is too big for you car still fits