• Jan 19, 2007
In high school my best friend and I convinced his sister that the sphincter valve on her car was broken and leaking blinker fluid all over the driveway. She freaked and offered us money to drive it up to their family mechanic and have it fixed. We took the money and blew it on Golden Tee.
We know, we know, it's a horrible prank, but it's such a classic. One of the blokes on our development team responsible for our new galleries and improved search functionality (zup, Celly!) tipped us off to this year-old recording of a radio show prank in which a poor, naive young lady gets it good from some morning show hosts. She believed and agreed to pay $2,400 for the pleasure of fixing her leaky headlights, switching her tires that were accidentally installed on the wrong sides, installing two transmissions that were missing from the vehicle and ruining her gas mileage, among a few other fictitious, high-priced repairs.

We're sure you all have some great stories to tell in which you duped some unsuspecting friend or family member into believing something hilariously false about his or her car. Feel free to share in the comments.

[Source: Scogginsnoggin]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      My all time favorite of which I wish I could take credit. My brother inlaw after following a friend on a long trip informed her that she was low on "blinker fluid" and should have it checked out immediatley. He went on to explain that if the was pulled over by the police and found to be low on blinker fluid that her car would be impounded due operating faulty machinery on a public road. The girl without hesitation asked all her friends who agreed with my brother inlaw. She then asked her father, who to this day still laughs about the question.

      Whenever I see someone at the mall or parking lot that I have been behind that has failed to use thier blinkers I take the time to inform them that they are critically low on "blinker fluid". I would so love to be at the auto shop when these ladies come in to ask about the "blinker fuild".
      • 8 Years Ago
      Just tonight a guy came into my shop and said his friend told him he should ask for a 'Fluid Rotation.' We played it off as a joke, but after the oil change and stuff he asked if we had had the time to rotate the fluids. We said with his mileage he wasn't due for that yet.
      Nelson
      • 8 Years Ago
      My Dad had been a mechanic for years, he once told me a story where a guy came in and asked him to check his plug wires, he thought they were leaking........
      • 8 Years Ago
      As a tire salesman, I would joke about changing the "summer air" to "winter air" in customer's tires. I also would say that white lettering would make their car go faster. I wold also have to test drive Corvettes, etc. to make sure the balancing took to the tires. In the end I never cheated anyone tho......
      • 8 Years Ago
      My uncle sold my old Ford Escort for me. It was a good car but had power steering problems. We told my mother that to fix the steering, we stuffed bananas into the steering assembly for lubrication. We then said that we sold it to an old lady. The solution should work until the bananas give out then who knows? Then there is the problem with fruit flies in the interior of the car, etc. We had her so upset about the old lady.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Of course then there's events like this:
      http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003533229_huling20m.html

      Stealership scum actually plot to rob mentally ill customer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bringing the Jiffy Lube scam into perspective: in Nashville TN, there is a billboard for the Valvoline oil change places, on Bell Road. It says "We won't try to sell you a glove-box flush". The billboard is directly above a Jiffy-Lube shop.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So I hit some construction debris in my Civic that bent the rim of my wheel as well as popping the tire, and go into the dealer because I needed to have my window assembly fixed and was going to get it all done at the same time. So the I it is sitting on the donut and the estimate included alignment! (Needless to say they only touched the window assembly) I just had them do the window assembly cause no one else in town would do it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's at least 3 years old
      • 8 Years Ago
      One of the good old pranks is to remove a plug wire from the spark plug and ask a friend to hold it while you crank the engine. I've seen it done countless times and the look on their face is priceless.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dealership employees took disabled man for more than $100,000
      http://www.komotv.com/news/5266251.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      A friend and I (the auto-savvy guys) were replacing the ignition wires of another friends (not auto-savvy) 1965 Buick Skylark. For our time and effort, we had the owner go out to rent a "sky hook" so that we could better access the engine. He went to 6 different rental shops and auto parts stores throughout our small town of Santa Barbara, CA, and finally gave up. When he returned, he found his Skylark running beautifully and his two buddies laughing to tears!
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