14 DIY Auto Repair Fails That Will Make You Feel So Much Better About Your Ride

by Jess Catcher
Jess grew up in Oklahoma before moving to New York to become a writer. She has a cat named Agnes.

As someone who has been in her fair share of fender benders, I know how much auto repair costs can pile up.

After seeing the DIY attempts below, I’m glad I never got inspired to fix my vehicles on my own.

That’s because I certainly wouldn’t be able to do much better than these car fails if I tried tackling the dents and broken bits of an automobile.

You have to give some of them a little credit for at least getting creative with their hilarious “hacks” at solving issues ranging from a missing bumper to a dented door or a busted A/C.

But for the most part, they all make me worry about not only the safety of those traveling within the vehicles, but other folks out on the road with them.

Take a look below and please be sure to SHARE all the humorous car fails with your friends on Facebook!

1. DIY Headlight


You just have to make sure you click every single one on and off on every night trip.

2. DIY Air Conditioner

air conditioner

This is just an accident waiting to happen when that unit eventually drops on a bumpy road.

3. DIY Front Bumper

front bumper

At least the paint job matches the rest of the truck.

4. DIY Pickup Bed Door

pickup door

Someone needs a lesson in hinges.

5. DIY Dent Cover-Up


I guess if you can’t afford to fix it, you might as well embrace it.

6. DIY Carpeting


Someone’s inner child decided to take over with this upholstery job.

7. DIY Back Bumper

back bumper

According to the Reddit user who uploaded this gem, “This is what happens when you let a construction worker fix a car.”

8. DIY Side Mirror


What it lacks in style it makes up for in basic functionality, at least.

9. DIY Windshield Repair


Something tells me this boo-boo needs a bit more than a few bandages.

10. DIY Hood


How to take your car from “hot rod” to “ice-cold clunker.”

11. DIY Techy Side Mirror

phone mirror

As hilarious as this is, I really can’t imagine anyone getting a good visual from that tiny screen while actually out on the road.

12. DIY Wrapped Door

plastic wrap

Good luck calling “shotgun” with this ride.

13. DIY Driver Door Lock

driver door

There’s just no way that little lock can handle the weight of the massive door for long.

14. DIY Back Window

window tape

Obviously, the solution to everything: duct tape!

Were these the worst DIY car repair fails you’ve ever seen? Be sure to SHARE the hilarious “hacks” with your friends!