Hate to break it to you, but owning a car almost always means having to repair it at some point; be it something as small as a headlight or as huge as a door. The bigger the problem, the larger the repair bill, which drives most car owners into exploring the world of DIY repairs. But getting your hands dirty and fixing your own car is never easy. Just ask these poor schmucks who wanted to fix their problems, only to end up being the laughingstock of the DIY community.
No headlights? No problem! This car owner resorted to the use of plastic soda bottles to replace the car’s broken headlights. It’s probably not the most aesthetic fix in the world, but, hey! We bet no one can really tell from a distance.
Don’t Go Breaking My Padlock
Nowhere in the definition of “padlock” does it say it can’t be used on a car. This DIYer solved the no-lock situation of his car door by installing a padlock. Let’s just hope he doesn’t lose that extra key he now has to carry around!
Now, most phones come with a flashlight function, but don’t throw away those old flashlights just yet! If you want to be a safe driver at night, cram a bunch of them together in place of headlights and you’re all set to drive in the dark. Give us one reason why this simple hack isn’t functional. We dare ya!
Pull Up a Chair
Who said patio furniture is exclusively for patios? If your vehicle is missing a seat, don’t run off to the car repair shop or store just yet. Just look out at your patio set. We’re sure you’ll find a few things you can use to upcycle your car and fix the problem in a jiffy. Seat belt pending.
Not sure this is really going to work… but kudos for the effort and creativity! This car owner did a little thinking outside the box and found an inexpensive way to avoid paying a spine-chilling bill, you know the ones that come with getting locks fixed by professionals.
Fits Like a Glove
What’s used to remove rain, snow, and debris from a car windshield? Nope, it’s not a windshield wiper. It’s a windshield glove! Don’t judge, this idea fits its purpose and it’s brilliant at the same time.
Music to My Fuel
CDs are making a comeback and it’s not exactly related to music. This driver covered the gas-door-thingie with an old CD. The music industry is definitely celebrating this idea! See? This is how you get people excited about CDs once again.
Tape It Seriously
This car’s drink holder seems to be broken, (or nonexistent) but the driver was savvy enough to fix it with some tape. This DIY tape cup holder proves there’s not much tape can’t fix or help repair.