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Car owners share very dodgy DIY repair jobs on Reddit

There’s nothing more frustrating than denting your much-cherished car and having to fork out hundreds of pounds for an overpriced repair at your local garage.

But some car owners decided to take matters into their own hands – by attempting to tackle the problem themselves with some very questionable DIY jobs.

From a man who covered a dent with a leaf to a lady who affixed her radio port with some blocks of wood, these botched car repairs, which were shared by owners on Reddit, will prove why a trip to the garage is essential.

Car owners have been taking to Reddit to share photos of their DIY car repairs – and their botched jobs will have you in stitches

Inspired by a corset, this vehicle owner decided to give his broken car a stylish touch with some rope and a bit of creative flair

Inspired by a corset, this vehicle owner decided to give his broken car a stylish touch with some rope and a bit of creative flair

One woman's radio fell out of its crevice so she affixed it again using blocks of wood - and it seemed to do the job

One woman’s radio fell out of its crevice so she affixed it again using blocks of wood – and it seemed to do the job

Perhaps to prove his driving skills weren't as bad as they appeared, a man used some spray paint to explain how he smashed his car up  

Perhaps to prove his driving skills weren’t as bad as they appeared, a man used some spray paint to explain how he smashed his car up  

As this car owner proves, a simple fork and elastic band can be all you need to fix a broken door handle

As this car owner proves, a simple fork and elastic band can be all you need to fix a broken door handle

Some of the car repairs are priceless - including this attempt at holding together a broken door with a makeshift plaster

Some of the car repairs are priceless – including this attempt at holding together a broken door with a makeshift plaster

A car owner decorated his smashed car with some plasters when he couldn't afford to repair the vehicle 

A car owner decorated his smashed car with some plasters when he couldn’t afford to repair the vehicle 

Other car owners printed comedy statements on their cars in an attempt to conceal dents

Other car owners printed comedy statements on their cars in an attempt to conceal dents

Plenty of the car owners proved that a simple piece of string is all you need when it comes to fixing a broken vehicle 

Plenty of the car owners proved that a simple piece of string is all you need when it comes to fixing a broken vehicle 

Despite their attempts to repair this car, it looked like it belongs on the scrap heap

Despite their attempts to repair this car, it looked like it belongs on the scrap heap

Blink and you'll miss these water bottles posing as makeshift car headlights

Blink and you’ll miss these water bottles posing as makeshift car headlights

Some of the repairs were rather creative - including this man who used props from his kitchen sink as makeshift car parts

Some of the repairs were rather creative – including this man who used props from his kitchen sink as makeshift car parts

It seems that some people were in denial about their written off cars that really belonged at the pound rather than on the road

It seems that some people were in denial about their written off cars that really belonged at the pound rather than on the road

Some of the DIY car repairs were absolutely baffling and involved complex uses of rope, often making matters worse

Some of the DIY car repairs were absolutely baffling and involved complex uses of rope, often making matters worse

This man filled in the gaps of his broken car with filler to keep the draft out for his backseat passengers

This man filled in the gaps of his broken car with filler to keep the draft out for his backseat passengers

One car owner really went to town with the black duct tape to fix his broken car door

One car owner really went to town with the black duct tape to fix his broken car door

Many of the repair jobs involved using random objects from the kitchen

Many of the repair jobs involved using random objects from the kitchen

This creative car owner created a makeshift door handle using a bottle opener

This creative car owner created a makeshift door handle using a bottle opener

Rather than send his car to the scrap heap, this driver used a huge plank of wood to make ammends

Rather than send his car to the scrap heap, this driver used a huge plank of wood to make ammends

This truck driver kept his pipes in place using a collection of white bands - and it seemed to work

This truck driver kept his pipes in place using a collection of white bands – and it seemed to work

In an attempt to stop her broken door from swinging open mid-journey, this owner used a simple padlock to keep things under control

In an attempt to stop her broken door from swinging open mid-journey, this owner used a simple padlock to keep things under control

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