If you've ever owned a car, you've probably experienced your fair share of car fails, from the occasional speeding ticket to misplacing your car in a packed parking lot to the annoying fender bender that results in a ton of irritating paperwork but not any actual injuries. I, personally, once got into a screaming argument with a stranger over whether or not I could park in front of his house, only to come back hours later to find it towed. It turns out, he was right, and I know much less about parking regulations than I thought I did. To be fair, I was in my early 20s, so try to cut me some slack.
The following stories of car fails aren't your everyday occurrences. In fact, these stories are so wild, they just might make you finally download the Uber app.
Although, this woman's experience might make you think twice about that, too...
Jimmy asked, Twitter delivered
It’s Hashtags time! Tag a tweet with #CarFails and then tell us about a funny or weird thing that happened to you o… https://t.co/gh68K11oEr— jimmy fallon (@jimmy fallon)1565211371.0
This polite maneuver
@jimmyfallon My car at the time had a lot of issues, including a non-working horn. I was in Atlanta in a traffic ja… https://t.co/1U3P7n9KB5— David Goddard (@David Goddard)1565211834.0
This MacGyver solution
@jimmyfallon When I was a kid the windshield wipers on my parent’s car broke. My mom tied a shoelace to them and wo… https://t.co/jWo7J9YYt5— Colleen Elizabeth (@Colleen Elizabeth)1565211834.0
This relatable blunder
@jimmyfallon That time dad had to hire a taxi to drive him around the shopping mall parking lot to find his car #carfails— C Taylor (@C Taylor)1565212290.0
This adorable boombox
@jimmyfallon My buddy was the first of us to get his license and had an old Ford Maverick without a working stereo.… https://t.co/rJyS23U0JB— Brian Downing (@Brian Downing)1565220280.0
This vicious attack
@jimmyfallon I was in my friends car and they had the sunroof open, a bird flew into the car and hit my friend in t… https://t.co/vKTYv2FJoM— leah (@leah)1565211685.0
This ironic situation
@jimmyfallon Ran out of gas a half block from home after picking up/cashing my check at work. I worked at a gas station. #carfails— Cat 🐾 (@Cat 🐾)1565211840.0
This road trip jam
@jimmyfallon My tape player (yes, I'm old) got stuck with Sir Mix A Lots SWASS in the tape player. You know what do… https://t.co/JPs8tKvyhu— Dave B (@Dave B)1565212153.0
This handy malfunction
@jimmyfallon Hey jimmy ever had a problem with a tailgater? #CarFails https://t.co/X3sdTxYFin— Sarah (@Sarah)1565219033.0
This funny prank
@jimmyfallon My first car was a Ford Festiva, which is a tiny little car. One day while I was at work 4 of my male… https://t.co/1CyvSJt5VM— Michele (@Michele)1565212199.0
This cramped car
@jimmyfallon In college I was the only one with a car in my friend group, Only my driver side door worked so when w… https://t.co/lgbCccw9rn— Blake (@Blake)1565211787.0
This uncomfortable ride
@jimmyfallon I had to disconnect the electricity from the passenger seat of my first car because it kept shocking p… https://t.co/98xeij91Ls— Jeremy Maxwell (@Jeremy Maxwell)1565217710.0
This unfortunate timing
@jimmyfallon I once owned a K Car, and the horn would go off at random times, non stop, unless I went under the hoo… https://t.co/3qsZ7cUcAi— Gary Pearson (@Gary Pearson)1565211764.0
This adorable reminder
@jimmyfallon Went to pick up a Dalmatian puppy with my dad when I was 13. On the way home we put Petrol in the car… https://t.co/hGV0POTIcl— luke/ayesports (@luke/ayesports)1565211535.0
This clever methodSure, this probably looked pretty bizarre, but just think about the added safety benefits that sitting inside an enormous garbage can would bring.
This unused parking breakThat must have been one spectacular sunset.
This appropriate reactionAt this point, you just have to throw out the entire car. It's just not drivable anymore.
This unnecessary anger
@jimmyfallon Came out of the grocery store to find that someone smashed into my parked car. Spent 5+ minutes of pur… https://t.co/41uamoyarW— quierta (@quierta)1565751626.0
This sad casualty
@jimmyfallon Once I had an old Taurus with half of the front end plastic ripped off just metal frame showing from a… https://t.co/E3NsQFEvDz— Rachel (@Rachel)1565978222.0
This parental embarrassment
@jimmyfallon While waiting for my mom to pick me up from drivers ed, she sped into the parking lot and ran into a s… https://t.co/NyGW33xupu— Nasia Leyva (@Nasia Leyva)1565665469.0
This surprising outcome
@jimmyfallon Headed to a job interview an hour away. My F-150 breaks down 30 mins out. Employee of my moms who live… https://t.co/Mmqwo2Luer— Dustin Hercules (@Dustin Hercules)1565801716.0
This non-suspicious questionI'll take "Things you should never say to a cop" for 800, Alex.
This vain driver
@jimmyfallon My husband hit a parked car looking at his hair in the mirror and ripped off his fender. He refuses to… https://t.co/wXjYxscFnG— Amy Elizabeth (@Amy Elizabeth)1565894042.0
This impressive switch
@jimmyfallon I did a road trip w/ my bff and her fam. As her mom was driving, a cop put his lights on behind us! In… https://t.co/3Za46asXTH— Charity (@Charity)1565846482.0
This cautionary tale
@jimmyfallon When my dad was 18 he was changing his 8 track under his seat and wrecked his car. Broke his jaw and s… https://t.co/UooDL82JVY— Michelle Orona (@Michelle Orona)1565833810.0
This sketchy situation
@jimmyfallon I passed a slow car rather swiftly, then heard the loudest GUNSHOTS blasting out behind me a moment la… https://t.co/G2w1cWQ4UA— Katie Prewitt (@Katie Prewitt)1565736757.0
This considerate child
@jimmyfallon when I was eight my mom slammed the car door.. with my friend’s hand inside. for being eight, it’s imp… https://t.co/vp9wCoBdPl— s. ⛈ (@s. ⛈)1565934093.0
@jimmyfallon #carfails My low oil light came on in my car. I didn’t want my dad to be mad so I added oil. I didn’t… https://t.co/d5VENJsw5C— Shelly Wieskamp (@Shelly Wieskamp)1565995108.0
This A for effortLet's hope the cop at least appreciated this guy's spunk as he was writing that ticket.
This dangerous scenario
@jimmyfallon I drove a car w/ one of those auto seatbelts at the top of the window. Turning a corner, had to throw… https://t.co/1HnMv0Pi4z— Lisa Treen (@Lisa Treen)1565720687.0