Just because something looks normal to us regular folk doesn't mean it actually is. For example, a bolt sticking out of your car tire may not raise your eyebrows but it will definitely send shivers down any gearhead's spine.

A dude who goes online by the nickname BonusSatis has been witnessing so many crazy things while on the job at a tire shop, he started taking pictures and sharing them on Imgur. It didn't take long before people noticed and the images went viral.

2020 isn't a Goodyear but these people could've ended up even worse if they kept driving like this.

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Brett
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2 weeks ago

It’s so shiny

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BonusSatis told Fashion Life that most tire shops are a rough and tumble environment. "When you are getting yelled at, that means they love you. So when you are not getting yelled at or corrected, that means that no one likes you and does not want to help," he explained the industry culture.

When it comes to people's perception of their metal horse's shoes, BonusSatis said a common misunderstanding is that not all tires are made equal. "People ask about a Walmart tire that is $80 and want to know why the tires we sell [at Costco] are so much more. You get what you pay for in a car tire."

There can be many differences between cheap and expensive tires, including durability, handling, braking distance, comfort, and noise."

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Straight up, the person asked if it was flat

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Krazy Kanuck
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2 weeks ago

Come on: Its only flat on the bottom side..

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If people are learning about tires and want to know more, they should not go to a dealership," BonusSatis said. "Those places will pump up the price every time. Instead, bring the car by two different shops and have the tire mechanic explain what they see about the tire, [and don't be afraid] to ask for details."

According to BonusSatis, car owners should check (or have someone do it for them) tire pressure at least about every 2-3 months. "You can save yourself a lot of trouble by having your pressure set correctly. The tire mechanic should be doing a visual inspection during the air check and can spot any incorrect wear or problem areas."

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Krazy Kanuck
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2 weeks ago

SO.. That is where my 10mm wrench ended up..

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justagirl
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2 weeks ago

You had one job...

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Almost a million miles

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Cip IESAN
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2 weeks ago

I hope it's a Ford T...

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Grim Reaper
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2 weeks ago

sorry if this is a stupid question....I'm still a learner driver so I dont quite understand what happened to the tire >< can someone please explain what happened?

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A run flat tire that was used way too long. The alignment was also out which is why the edge is so worn down

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BoredPanda is awesome
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2 weeks ago

yikes

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Bettye McKee
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2 weeks ago

Over-inflated?

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Krazy Kanuck
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2 weeks ago

See, your problem is: You drove while screwing

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Krazy Kanuck
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2 weeks ago

This is why you should rinse your wheels really good after putting your boat in salt water

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This is where the wheel weight goes -> This is NOT where the wheel weight goes

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D. Pitbull
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2 weeks ago

Wow. I know sweet f** all about cars and tires... and even I can tell "You probably don't put metal object thingie in the middle of the inflatable surface"

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It was worn down to the very last belt package and went flat

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Sanne H.
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2 weeks ago

Unbelievable that people still dare to drive with these tires

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Bettye McKee
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2 weeks ago

That looks deliberate.

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Broken belt package on the side wall caused the bubbles

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BoredPanda is awesome
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2 weeks ago

must have been a bumpy ride

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Brett
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2 weeks ago

Naw that’s meant to be there right?!

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The lady said her tire looked odd...

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Sanne H.
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2 weeks ago

How could this happen? I don’t understand?

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The rim was not correctly attached and was rattling while he was driving it

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Krazy Kanuck
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2 weeks ago

The lug nuts were not properly torqued down, and the WHEEL rattled.. to cause this kind of damage it was driven for a LONG time like this.. leads me to think it was a back yard mechanic.. and probably used just an impact wrench and not a torque wrench

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Blister on tire side wall after an impact

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Elsker
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2 weeks ago

must've been one hell of an impact?!

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Big Yetti
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2 weeks ago

Fixed

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The car hit a deer, there was still hair on it

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Stephanie Did It
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2 weeks ago

See the tiny little man climbing on the wheel?

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Steel belt seperated causing the tire to tear open

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BoredPanda is awesome
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2 weeks ago

uh oh

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Brivid
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2 weeks ago

Is that a retread?

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Krazy Kanuck
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2 weeks ago

it aint stupid if it works.. It is called a Snorkel, and it is designed to protect your cars engine from seizing when you do a water crossing.. Being that the car is a 4dr Sedan I am going to assume it is a "Gambler 500" car https://www.gambler500.com/

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Oh look another wheel weight

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SeaShell
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1 week ago

Kinda looks like a gun

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Cip IESAN
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2 weeks ago

Edward Scissorhands worked for a tire repair shop?

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Alex K
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2 weeks ago

these are the new vented rims

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Soap
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2 weeks ago

How did you drive without realizing there's no traction?

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This was the most ghetto fix ever

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Bettye McKee
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2 weeks ago

What am I seeing here?

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