Auto mechanics are to cars what doctors are to humans and vets are to animals. They are ever-sought-after to cure a choking vehicle as it coughs up black fumes, some being on-call to those stranded on the highway or to provide home service. They are accustomed to working in not-so-comfortable spaces and odd positions underneath vehicles that drip on their faces.
Cars are getting more complex with the addition of electronics, and the integration of computer technology. This means the disparity between the knowledge a mechanic has and the understanding a car owner has about their vehicle is widening drastically, This makes the industry a rich source of wild stories. We’ve gathered the best of them in the pages that follow. Enjoy!