One of my good friends worked as a manager of a quick lube and he would always tell me how surprising it was the number of cars that came through daily where they opened the drain plug and only a few drops came out."I Do Cars" is an interesting you tube channel by an auto salvage guy in St. Louis who performs a weekly autopsy on a destroyed engine of some type. He's done tear downs on everything from tiny Honda 1.5 L up to Ford V 10's and even a few diesels..
Fascinating to see the different engine architectures and it's amazing how many fasteners the Germans can cram into one engine. I would guess at least half the engines died from spun bearings due to lubrication failures. Sad how many people just don't put oil in their engines.
everything is nice, dandy and funny in the video
now when you realize, you share the road next to these clowns daily then the whole situation in the video becomes terrifying
We had something similar here called the “safety lane”-they would check you brakes, headlight aiming, bulb operation, etc. Unfortunately it went away in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, and junk car condition has been trending down ever since…We have our mandatory saftey inspection ( TUV ) every two years here. They would seize most cars you see in these videos. The cars must be repaired to be declared roadworthy again. Police officers also would seize cars with these defects. They would be towed away.
While it´s sometimes cumbersome and annoying to deal with these guys, i am glad the we have this system here.