Dirty cars don’t look good which is why so many of us labor to wash our cars once or twice in the week. We opt to get our cars washed as well when they require more thorough cleaning from the professionals. Obviously, you’ll have to pay them for that but this Chinese man decided to save the $3 he would have spent on getting the car washed by trying to use the flow of a river to wash it for him. This had all the ingredients of a spectacular fail.


The South China Morning Post reported that the man drove his Land Rover into a river in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. He wanted the flowing river to wash his car for him and save $3 in the process.

It didn’t work out the way he had imagined. The car got stuck in the river when the upper dam gates opened which caused water to flood in the river. He had to abandon the car to save himself. The police came and rescued him.

His story quickly went viral on social media as people couldn’t comprehend that he didn’t think his actions through. Then again, it’s not uncommon for people to go to extremes just because they want to save a few bucks.

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