Car repairs can be stressful, time-wasting and, most importantly, expensive. That's why we're not surprised to learn when a person takes it on themselves to attempt a do-it-yourself approach when it comes to vehicular repairs.

What does surprise (and, at times, horrify) us, is when we see people employing shoddy and unsafe methods to keep their car on the road. Take, for example, this person's solution to a broken lock. At least if they lock their keys in the car, a good saw or pair of pliers should remedy the situation. No need to wait for AAA.

The pictures in this gallery, taken from a hilarious slideshow by Huffpost Comedy, show more incredible examples. Sure, you could call these repairs creative, but mostly they are just absurd, inept and downright awful.

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Now that's a good use for that extra riot shield we all have lying around.

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Does this count as a "padiddle?"

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This is either intended to stop people from siphoning gas or remind the driver not to spend so much on gas.

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There, good as new!

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Does the risk of splinters hurt a car's safety ratings?

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We sincerely hope that this was intentional and is not a product of some sort of horrific accident.

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This DIY air conditioning system probably was a life-saver this summer during those record heat waves.

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Knowing how well the wheels on shopping carts tend to function, we'd be pretty concerned about driving this car around.

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A rare Mary-Poppins-mobile spotting!

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Last year's Parent of the Year winner.

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The door handle that helps you eat on the go. This could be huge.

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Finally, someone's vanity is put to good use.

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A broken windshield defroster is much more important that a plaything for your pet hamster. No question.

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