For the past 55 years, Cuban cars have defied all odds. Cut off from trade with the outside world, majority of Cuban cars have been stuck in 1959, but they are still running. When something goes wrong, there is only one thing to do, get creative and fix it. If they have the money, they can take it to a State run mechanic or a private mechanic, who is often forced to lower their prices to compete with the State run shops. Or they gather a buddy, make it a social day and fix it themselves. Know matter how it gets fixed, Cubans get creative, making parts out of old tires, miss matching car parts, or finding home remedies like using guava and banana pieces to stop a radiator leak.