If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Yahoo)   Think you are doing the right thing with your car? Here are the 10 worst things you can do to your precious vehicle   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 57
    More: Advice, car repairs  
•       •       •

33641 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Jan 2013 at 11:00 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-01-27 11:19:35 PM
9 votes:
i135.photobucket.com


But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....
2013-01-27 05:34:55 PM
8 votes:
11. Trust your wife to understand the reason behind any of the first 10 items.
2013-01-27 11:52:46 PM
5 votes:
www.examiner.com
Yeah, it looks dumb, but you get an extra 25hp just from the backflow.
2013-01-27 09:38:19 PM
5 votes:
For some reason, "driving through a wooden shed," "dropping a caravan on it," "setting it on fire" and "imploding a twelve-storey building directly beneath it" are absent from the list.
2013-01-28 07:35:22 AM
4 votes:
www.dumpaday.com
2013-01-28 12:41:46 AM
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
It could get wrecked...stolen...scratched...breathed on wrong...a pigeon could shiat on it! Who knows?
2013-01-27 11:40:28 PM
4 votes:
i46.tinypic.com
2013-01-27 11:38:47 PM
4 votes:

Ikam: JohnAnnArbor: WhippingBoy: SpdrJay: What about those stupid Jesus fish?

Worse than that are those stupid stick-figure decals that show every member of your family, including your pets.

Why don't people just get a bumper-sticker that says "The Douchebag Family"?

I saw a zombie one recently. That was almost tolerable.


static.happyplace.com
That one makes me smile
2013-01-27 11:28:13 PM
4 votes:

WhippingBoy: SpdrJay: What about those stupid Jesus fish?

Worse than that are those stupid stick-figure decals that show every member of your family, including your pets.

Why don't people just get a bumper-sticker that says "The Douchebag Family"?


imgs.xkcd.com
2013-01-27 11:09:15 PM
4 votes:
Subby: Think you are doing the right thing with your Fark account? Here are the 10 worst things you can do to your precious account

1. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
2. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
3. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
4. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
5. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
6. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
7. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
8. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
9. Submit links to nonsensical "surveys" that are little more than PR fluff promoting a particular company's services and have absolutely zero basis in fact
10. Submit links to the Daily Fail and/or Sun claiming to contain "hot" women

You've violated nine of the ten golden rules, Subby. Poor play. Poor play indeed.
2013-01-27 09:34:08 PM
4 votes:
I was expecting stuff like "Driving it into a lake" or "Running over endangered animals".
2013-01-28 12:17:00 AM
3 votes:
www.dailyinterweb.com

Ground effects and low profile tires can significantly increase your acceleration times and boost aerodynamics resulting in ~35hp improvement over stock bodies.
2013-01-27 11:41:08 PM
3 votes:

Ikam: JohnAnnArbor: WhippingBoy: SpdrJay: What about those stupid Jesus fish?

Worse than that are those stupid stick-figure decals that show every member of your family, including your pets.

Why don't people just get a bumper-sticker that says "The Douchebag Family"?

I saw a zombie one recently. That was almost tolerable.


www.wickedfunnypictures.com

This one is the most annoying one I've seen yet.
2013-01-27 11:25:13 PM
3 votes:

Pribar: [i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]


But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....


That's the extended performance zone of every disc brake.  Very few people know about it.
2013-01-27 11:16:18 PM
3 votes:

SpdrJay: What about those stupid Jesus fish?


Worse than that are those stupid stick-figure decals that show every member of your family, including your pets.

Why don't people just get a bumper-sticker that says "The Douchebag Family"?
2013-01-27 11:04:20 PM
3 votes:
11) Put a Tea Party bumper sticker on it.
2013-01-27 10:24:41 PM
3 votes:
Those are definitely not the worst things.

I can think of:

-Allow random strangers to joy ride
-Donate to a school carnival fundraiser as a "whack with a sledgehammer for a dollar" car
-Douse seats with gasoline and light on fire
-Drive into lava flow from volcano
-Park anywhere in Detroit
-Loan to college students fresh from a kegger on a Saturday night at 3 a.m.

Etc., etc.

Slightly dramatic in our headline, are we?
2013-01-28 03:28:11 AM
2 votes:

OgreMagi: Ikam: JohnAnnArbor: WhippingBoy: SpdrJay: What about those stupid Jesus fish?

Worse than that are those stupid stick-figure decals that show every member of your family, including your pets.

Why don't people just get a bumper-sticker that says "The Douchebag Family"?

I saw a zombie one recently. That was almost tolerable.

I want one with just a guy (me) and a long string of disposable sluts.

/and my cats


"My neighbors have stick family decals. I bought an extra sticker and they haven't noticed yet."

uberhumor.com

/seems like it could be rather amusing
2013-01-28 01:50:03 AM
2 votes:
www.3si.org

An unobtrusive Type R decal can add an extra 5bhp and improve the looks of your car.
2013-01-28 12:32:43 AM
2 votes:
images.wikia.com

An aftermarket muffler can help increase the airflow of the exhaust valves and provide anywhere from 20 to 50hp improvements in torque.
2013-01-28 12:20:47 AM
2 votes:

Feral_and_Preposterous: running over it with a steamroller


Here c-c-c-comes Ken to k-k-k-kill me!
2013-01-27 11:47:20 PM
2 votes:

OgreMagi: I want one with just a guy (me) and a long string of disposable sluts.


Loosely related:

i46.tinypic.com
x23
2013-01-27 11:35:50 PM
2 votes:

Vexed Thespian: /wasn't sure if I was right when I thought my car went from 380 gallons a tank to 240... just told myself I must not have reset the odometer.


that is a freaking huge gas tank. must cost a fortune to fill it up. i don't even think semi trucks have tanks that big. weird how the volume of the tank has shrunk though.
2013-01-27 11:32:28 PM
2 votes:
JacksonBryan

Pribar: [i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]


But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....

That's the extended performance zone of every disc brake. Very few people know about it.


First rule about extended performance zone...
2013-01-27 11:19:04 PM
2 votes:
11. Use the trunk as a temporary graveyard for your dead toddler.
2013-01-27 11:02:33 PM
2 votes:
Stop when some guy yells POLICE EMERGENCY! I NEED YOUR CAR!
2013-01-27 10:19:18 PM
2 votes:
11.  Putting gigantic rims on it.
2013-01-29 01:32:13 AM
1 votes:

Baloo Uriza: even if they have to rip a locking plug out of the filler neck to do it.


What do you mean "even if"? Takes three seconds or less with a crowbar!

/NTTAWWT
2013-01-28 01:25:28 PM
1 votes:
Where's "Let Lindsay Lohan borrow it"? Feh.
2013-01-28 12:07:10 PM
1 votes:
My favorite CSB about car maintenance.

I was dating a girl who had a friend who had car problems. So she asked me to drive around with her friend and see if I could figure out what was going on.

My dad had owned his own car repair shop, but I was a computer nerd (and my parents divorced when I was four), so I only knew a little about how cars worked. I wasn't sure I'd be able to help, but I went along anyway.

The girl told me her family had bad luck with cars, even when buying new. Supposedly they didn't have a car last more than (I think -it's been a while here) 30,000 miles. -Even a Toyota and a Honda.

So we drive around the block and the car starts smoking, and then it starts smoking *really bad*. I have her pull into a service station and look the car over. The engine was overheating. I asked her the last time she had changed her oil... she couldn't tell me, but she said something to the effect of her dad had figured the whole changing your oil every 3000 miles was a scam and that car repair shops were out to get you.

I checked her oil... The dipstick came out with no oil on it. I cleaned it and put it in again, making sure to put it all the way in this time... a little bit of burnt black, sticky oil came out.

I was dumbfounded. I had never seen a car essentially run without oil. -She had burned almost all of it off. I told her she needed oil to run the car, she wasn't sure and wanted to talk to her dad... Luckily he didn't pick up his phone. I went inside and bought a quart of oil. I put it in, and had her start the car... surprise, it quit smoking!

She hugged me as tight as she could... I think she even started crying.

Now, what was interesting here is that her family had grown up in New York City I believe, and none of them had ever actually had to have a car. In Tennessee they needed one, so for the first time bought one. Her dad (I guess) didn't want to seem like a guy who knew nothing about cars, so he just assumed all auto repair shops were crooks and listened to some poor advice about the changing your oil every 3000 miles thing was unnecessary. (Yes, I know it's not always necessary to do it that often, but for The general population, it's a good rule of thumb in case they are running the car into the ground).

What kills me is that they destroyed several cars this way and still didn't listen to any mechanics.

/end CSB
2013-01-28 07:55:02 AM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Worse than that are those stupid stick-figure decals that show every member of your family, including your pets.

Why don't people just get a bumper-sticker that says "The Douchebag Family"?


Because that is reserved for the type of people who would want to put stick figure decals that show ever member of their family except their pets.
2013-01-28 06:31:15 AM
1 votes:

King Something: For some reason, "driving through a wooden shed," "dropping a caravan on it," "setting it on fire" and "imploding a twelve-storey building directly beneath it" are absent from the list.


It's a generic list. Suppose you DO have a Hi-Lux, in which case you can do all of the above.

My take-home lesson from this article was,

The 10 Worst Things You Can Do To Your Vehicle:
1. Fail to throw money at it.
2. Fail to throw money at it.
3. Fail to throw money at it.
4. Fail to throw money at it.
5. Fail to throw money at it.
6. Fail to throw money at it.
7. Fail to throw money at it.
8. Fail to throw money at it.
9. Fail to throw money at it.
10. Fail to throw money at it.
2013-01-28 01:29:15 AM
1 votes:

King Something: For some reason, "driving through a wooden shed," "dropping a caravan on it," "setting it on fire" and "imploding a twelve-storey building directly beneath it" are absent from the list.


The article says "car." A Hilux is a minor deity.
2013-01-28 12:59:01 AM
1 votes:
toyota-supra.net

Upgrading to a 4-point racing seat can lighten a car by up to 20kg and increase red-line efficiency by up to 45%.
2013-01-28 12:34:07 AM
1 votes:

Aidan: I had to check your profile because I could have sworn no one else dated my ex at that time... :P


Heh. One day I get a call from her. She was concerned because the submarine light lit up on the instrument cluster.
2013-01-28 12:19:57 AM
1 votes:
Is "plowing into a crowded farmers market" on the list?
2013-01-28 12:17:24 AM
1 votes:

King Something: For some reason, "driving through a wooden shed," "dropping a caravan on it," "setting it on fire" and "imploding a twelve-storey building directly beneath it" are absent from the list.


You forgot sending it out to sea.
-J-
2013-01-28 12:15:58 AM
1 votes:
Filling the gas tank with syrup, setting it on fire, running over it with a steamroller, shooting the engine block and radiator with a .50 cal--then burying it in a pile of salt and urinating on it--ISN'T as bad as ignoring the check engine light?

Weird... Good to know, though.
2013-01-28 12:07:49 AM
1 votes:
1. Putting off recommended / scheduled maintenance
Recommended by who? Jiffy Lube? Check your owners manual for the actual schedule, because the schedule you're being quoted usually a lie.

2. Ignoring the "check engine" light
This study was published by a company that sells OBDII scanners.

3. Not changing the oil, or not having it changed on time
Most people change it way too often. The 3,000 mile rule is outdated. Modern oils can go nearly 10,000 miles.

4. Not checking tire pressure
Unless it's visibly under inflated, the only drawback is lower gas mileage.

5. Neglecting coolant, brake, transmission and other fluid services
Most people change these far too often. Don't believe what the Jiffy Lube guys tells you. Check your owners manual to see the real maintenance schedule. Brake fluid will last the life of the car, and even antifreeze will last >100k miles these days.

6. Continuing to drive when the vehicle is overheating
7. Not changing fuel and air filters

I'll give them these two.

8. Having unqualified shops service your vehicle
And how would you know that, exactly? Some of the shoddiest work I've ever seen has been from dealerships, and they're supposedly the most qualified. This is a total crap shoot.

9. Using generic aftermarket parts instead of original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-quality parts
False. Aftermarket parts are usually far superior to the overpriced OEM parts.

10. Trying to service your own high-tech vehicle
FACT: High-tech cars are MUCH easier to work on than older cars because they diagnose themselves! You just plug in the OBDII scanner and the car will tell you exactly what's wrong with it. What this really means is that the author is uncomfortable working on his own car, which means he's not qualified to write this article in the first place.
2013-01-28 12:00:55 AM
1 votes:

JohnAnnArbor: WhippingBoy: SpdrJay: What about those stupid Jesus fish?

Worse than that are those stupid stick-figure decals that show every member of your family, including your pets.

Why don't people just get a bumper-sticker that says "The Douchebag Family"?

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x297]


3.bp.blogspot.com

Is that what those things are. I thought they were just a modernized version of nose art that hipsters kept track of their "kills" by.
2013-01-27 11:43:58 PM
1 votes:

Pribar: [i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]


But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....


www.myfacewhen.net

Wow. Whomever was driving that is lucky to be alive.
2013-01-27 11:41:28 PM
1 votes:

UsikFark: Pribar:

i135.photobucket.com

But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....

Okay, I don't remove wheels from cars, so I may be a little slow on this.. but is that the result of metal being removed from the brake disk, presumably because the brake pads wore out?


You could say that, a normal disc rotor looks like this:

i135.photobucket.com

The one I originally linked had the shoes worn down to the steel core which ate through the rotor to the cooling vanes and actually caused it to separate from the hub. Not good turned a 99 buck brake job into a 1000 plus Odyssey
2013-01-27 11:38:18 PM
1 votes:

kab: #10 is entirely dependent on your own skill.

#6 is just a retard test. Fail that, and you probably shouldn't have a license to begin with.

#9 on that list is the absolute truth, and becomes apparent to folks who dabble in aftermarket / performance gear for cars. In more cases than not, the improved thingamajig isn't going to have the fit / quality / durability that the oem one does. Spark plug cables are a perfect example of this.

/yes, I know there are exceptions.


#9 is why I only put Ford brand oil in my engine and Ford brand Tires on my car.
2013-01-27 11:33:09 PM
1 votes:

Ikam: JohnAnnArbor: WhippingBoy: SpdrJay: What about those stupid Jesus fish?

Worse than that are those stupid stick-figure decals that show every member of your family, including your pets.

Why don't people just get a bumper-sticker that says "The Douchebag Family"?

I saw a zombie one recently. That was almost tolerable.


I want one with just a guy (me) and a long string of disposable sluts.

/and my cats
2013-01-27 11:27:07 PM
1 votes:

Pribar: [i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]


But it stopped squealing so I thought the problem had went away....


...

Wow.
2013-01-27 11:21:50 PM
1 votes:
The best example of the snowball effect of missed car repairs is the air filter. It costs about 20 bucks to replace, but if left alone, a dirty filter can bust oxygen (02) sensors in cars, which cost as much as $250 to replace. And when the sensor fails, you'll first see your gas mileage plunge, then possibly wind up with a $1,000 bill to replace your catalytic converter.

huh.... this might actually explain a few things with my car.... crap.

/wasn't sure if I was right when I thought my car went from 380 gallons a tank to 240... just told myself I must not have reset the odometer.

..csb
2013-01-27 11:21:49 PM
1 votes:

scotchcrotch: 11. Use the trunk as a temporary graveyard for your dead toddler.


Ugh, we had a woman do that here.
2013-01-27 11:20:41 PM
1 votes:
No mention of a JATO engine or an airbrushed mural of your girlfriend.
2013-01-27 11:16:47 PM
1 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I was actually at a tire place waiting to get my vehicle serviced when a couple had just come back after leaving. The tech forgot to put the lug nuts back on the wheel.

I left.


I had a lube place forget to put oil in.
2013-01-27 11:16:23 PM
1 votes:
No "put a spoiler on it?"
2013-01-27 11:15:16 PM
1 votes:
Please don't youtube videos of car repair! You might discover how simple and inexpensive it is.
2013-01-27 11:13:00 PM
1 votes:
I don't work on my high-tech car, I work on my low-tech truck
2013-01-27 11:08:14 PM
1 votes:
Put an Obama '12 bumper sticker on it.
2013-01-27 11:07:46 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, I get all my great car advice from Yahoo.

/ And my financial advice from my local Indian casino.
2013-01-27 11:07:06 PM
1 votes:
What about those stupid Jesus fish?
2013-01-27 10:59:17 PM
1 votes:
11) Let it work in a Transformers movie.
2013-01-27 10:28:19 PM
1 votes:
What about "let your wife drive it?"

/ducks
 
Displayed 57 of 57 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report