In this business, we see neglect, damage, and corrosion all the time. But keeping the vehicle on the road is only good for the customer if it’s safe to drive! Here’s a good example from our EyeSpy collection, thanks to David Fenton of Lakerange Service in Port Elgin, Ont.
This car came into a Pennzoil 10 minute oil change in Gatineau, Quebec. The owner had new tires in the trunk, but didn’t want them installed. General manager, Jon Hover tried to explain to the customer how dangerous the tire was but he had little success getting the message across.
The owner of this Ford F-150 decided he could do his own brake work and replaced the rotors. Unfortunately, he picked the wrong ones. They were a full inch too small and had no ABS tone rings on the hub. Tom Hines, of Fountain Tire Richmond in Vancouver, B.C. submitted this photo to our Eye Spy collection.
Jay Ball of Jed’s Auto Repair in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia submitted this case to our Eye Spy collection. The ball joints on this Chrysler Sebring were held together with zip ties.
This 1997 Ford F-150 came into Budget Brake and Muffler in Red Deer, Alberta. The technician, Craig Smith found two c-clamps holding the left manifold flange together.
Tim Scratch, the general manager of K-W Spring and Suspension came across this odd modification on a 1965 Mustang. He added these photos to our Eye Spy collection. The previous owner of the vehicle attempted to lower the rear suspension with blocks of wood. The scariest part is that this Mustang received a safety certificate in its condition!
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This customer was shown this photo on their van and decided to drive away.
The frame is falling out on this vehicle . He drove away and has likely been driving for 7-8 months like this.