Solutions for Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Errors, Black Screen, Not Starting, Performance Issues


Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 is now here and available on Steam but it seems that the game encounters a lot of errors. The simulator is available for some time and by now it got almost 700 Mixed reviews and the worst part is that most of these reviews are negative, people complaining about various bugs and glitches.

Proclaimed the best-selling Car Mechanic Simulator, I guess not anymore if they don’t fix these issues soon, the game challenges players to repair, paint, tune and drive cars. In this new 2018 version, you can see features like car auctions where old cars are available for resale or purchase for your collection and photo-mode, you can take stunning before and after photos, and the game’s infinite number of randomly generated missions will keep you more than busy (and dirty).

As you can see in the right picture below, the game suffers from a lot of glitches. The most common Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 errors are related mainly to optimization, it seems that the game is poorly optimized and players reported low frame rates, drops of fps, freezes, black screen, crashes and many other issues.

Here at Games Errors, we came up with a guide that will help you find a solution for all of these annoying errors that are making the game unplayable for you. Well, let’s start fixing them, first, you need to check the system requirements of the game below and make sure that your PC can run the game at least on minimum.



    • OS: Windows(64-bit) 7 or Newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space


    • OS: Windows(64-bit) 7 or Newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space




How To Fix Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Errors:

If you arrived here it means that your PC can run the game fine, if not, maybe this is why you are encountering your issues so, before proceeding and applying our solutions to your game, we recommend upgrading your PC.

Below you will find a list with the most common errors that players are currently complaining about in Car Mechanic Simulator 2018. For each issue, you will find workarounds or solutions on how to fix them and play your game with no problems.

Please note that we also have a Support page, where we can answer all of your questions about the game, or maybe if you are not sure how to use a workaround or if you don’t find your issue below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, you can also do it by a comment at the end of the post if this is more convenient to you.

#1 Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Black Screen

As you can see in the picture above, a lot of players are complaining about a black screen issue that is breaking the game. You might encounter this black screen randomly through the game while you remove your tires or maybe when you launch the game at startup.

Also, a lot of users reported this glitch mainly when they were playing with the Mayen M3 car. Developers said that they don’t know if this issue is related to this car or not but at the moment they are investigating and they need your help with output logs.

If you are still having the black screen bug can you please write when it occures? What is happening at that time. Is the game working in the background? And does it happen with Mayen M3 car? If you have that bug, please send us your output_log.txt.
On Windows log file is located in <GAMEDIRECTORY>/CMS18_DATA/)

But, until the developers figure out what they can do to fix this issue, you can use our workaround and fix the issue on your own and enjoy your game.

Solutions for the black screen issue:

  • Turn off the radio. We know that this may sound like a stupid solution, but a few players reported that the game crashes to a black screen when the music of the radio changed the title and that if they turn it off nothing happens
  • Install Media Feature Pack
  • Disable Steam Overlay
  • Try to turn off full-screen mode
  • If none of the solutions above work for you, try our tool to optimize your game and it should fix this issue for you. You can find more details in the tutorial at the end of the post!

#2 Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Not Starting

For some players, the game is not starting at all. They try to launch it from the steam dashboard and nothing happens, or they get stuck at the loading screen, sometimes they even encounter the annoying black screen issue.

This issue might be generated by some interference between the game and third party applications on your PC like screen recorders or antivirus software. So an easy fix for this might be to disable all the third party applications that your PC is currently running, check the list below for more solutions on how to launch your game.

How to launch my game:

  • Make sure that your antivirus software hasn’t deleted something that the game needs, for example, your .exe
  • Check your drivers and see if they are updated
  • Run the game executable in Administrator mode
  • Right click the .exe and then properties and look into compatibility
  • If none of the solutions above helped and you still can’t launch your game, you can use our tool to help you do that. For more details, check the tutorial at the end of the post!

#3 Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Missing Executable

If you get an issue like this “cm18.exe is missing” make that your antivirus is not blocking the game. If that’s not the case and if your antivirus didn’t delete the executable of the game, you need to restart Steam and check for a new update. After you install this new update, the game should work fine.

#4 Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Performance Issues

No question that the game is poorly optimized at the moment. It works like crap on high-end PC’s and players are getting ridiculously low framerates. Check our workarounds below to optimize your game and get the maximum fps that your PC can get from the game.

Optimization workarounds:

  • Turn off VSync
  • Try to play the game in different graphic versions like low/medium and see what works best for you
  • Make sure that your GPU driver is up to date
  • If you still encounter unplayable framerates and your game is not optimized, you can use our tool to optimize your game automatically and get stable high fps. Check the tutorial at the end of the post for more details!

Also, check a possible fix from a user on the Steam forum below:

When I fist load the game and hit continue. . I’m staggering around like a drunk.. Due to blurriness and low fps.. If I save and go to main menu, tweak the resolution and/or graphics quality. Same then, hit continue. The lag and blurriness is gone for me.. If I exit the game, I have to repeat this as the 1st time loading its back to lag and blurriness. .

Just a heads up, I hope this works for others as I find the game enjoyable, its just a learning cube to get used to the menu wheel. I have a HP envy PC with a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ graphics card that doesn’t meet minimum requirements. And I’m able to play on low with 1366×768 res. I think I can bump this up some and still be playable.

@Steam Dashboard

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Errors Solution:

*Only for Black Screen, Launch&Performance Issues

You are unable to build and expand your repair service empire in this incredibly detailed and highly realistic simulation world because your keep encountering different errors and glitches?

Don’t worry anymore! We are here to help you fix those issues and play the game in no time with those great optimized frame rates :).

We know that you want to see what that Bentley in the picture below can really do. I, for one, I’m sure that I would like to drive it, just look at that amazing white chrome color.

How? That’s simple, we developed a tool that will identify your issues and fix it. It’s not magic, our tool will optimize your GPU and PC for maximum performance. It will install the required files and redistributables for your game to launch properly and with no crashes. It will check your internet connection and the server responsitivity and will help you login into the game at the correct moment when the queue is not so crowded.

We know that you paid quite a lot of money for your game and not being able to play it just sucks. Below you can find an image on how our tool looks like and also a tutorial on how to properly use it. Please follow the tutorial step by step to make sure that you apply the tool correctly to your game. If you are not sure about some things, please contact our support team. You can find the download link in the first step of the tutorial!

It’s pretty simple to use our tool, but you also have a tutorial below. Follow the steps and if you have any questions just leave a comment or use our Support system, and someone from our team will help you.

How to apply our tool:

  1. You can find the download link for our tool here: download
  2. Extract the downloaded archive on your PC, and open the tool from the folder.
  3. Your GPU will be selected automatically, make sure that you use your dedicated GPU if you have a laptop!
  4. Select the game executable from the game folder, if you used the default Steam install folder it should be: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Car Mechanic Simulator 2018”.
  5. Now select your issue or issues from the box to the right.
  6. After your issue is successfully fixed, you can click the “Launch Game” button and play the game.

How to download: Well, you might think that our download service is pretty annoying but is very effective. To download you just need to complete a simple offer, it usually takes a few minutes, and after that, you will be able to download the tool. We use this service because it’s the only way to support our developers and to keep releasing and updating patches for games. Thank you! We hope you understand us and have fun playing the game!

We hope that our guide helped you fix your Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 errors and that now you are enjoying the game. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions related to the game glitches. You can comment below or you can use our Support or Contact page. Have fun gaming guys! – Games Errors Team

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  1. Dev1254 says

    you’re increible stupid if think ppl gonna get catch about that “program for fix it” because smells like scam with that surveys, simply rule nº1, giving your phone numer = spam or something worst. So be kind with you and remove that shit

  2. Nicholas Curl says

    I just started playing this game but I can not get any jobs to start, can anyone help me?

    1. Leon Endres says

      This is a tutorial. When you are in the BIG Garage at the Beginning of the game, go to the Gate and get to the Test Track. Drive a round with one of the two vehicles and then the Tutorial will be Finished and you will spawn in a little garage where you can get your jobs.

      1. Yahor Scherbina says

        I am still in BIG Garage? even after I go to the test track.

        1. Leon Endres says

          Than you have to go to every Tool which you can see.
          Like the Computer or the Crane for the Engine, every tool has a little text where its explained how it works. If you go through all the Little Explainings of the different tools, then i think the tutorial ends

          1. Yahor Scherbina says

            Nope, i did everything, and after i end test track – there was a question “Do you want end tutorial?” or something like that. I press “yes”. After i appear in the same BIG garage. (Sorry for my english)

          2. Leon Endres says

            I am not English too, i am german so:D, Well… I don’t know whats wrong then.. Try to start a new Game.

          3. Yahor Scherbina says

            Greating from Ukraine). I found solution. I take car to the test track, and dont finish objectives (drive through shikane, brake in right place and other) press “esc” then “back to garage” then i see that tutorial windows steal apears i go to the test track again, this time complete objectives. “finish tutorial and start game?” I press “yes”. And i apears in the small garage. Anyway thanks for your atention Leon.

      2. Nishank Bhardwaj says

        i went to test track but my car wont move, tyres are turning and smoke all around but car isn’t moving. Pleas help

        1. Sara Pereira Mantiga says

          I have same problem. start new game and can’t finish tutorial because I’m drifting on same place. you solve this? please help me

  3. Nick Kohler says

    Ive only had 3 issues. I cant replace the oil cap (so everything on the car is shiny and new but a rusty oil cap), if I disassembled the motor in the car, when I had just the block and oil cap left on the crane if i tried to remove the cap the game froze. 3rd It wont allow me to mount wheels, I thought maybe it was because I was trying to use a different style wheel,tire and size from what was on the car originally. So I rebought new wheels and tires all in the same size and style of the stock ones so theyd be 100% condition compared to the 30-55% condition of originals. Well I goto assemble, all my suspension and everything on the car is complete, but go to put on wheels and its highlighted and I click and lug nuts dont show up so have to exit. Now im at a stand still, besides these things so far I am enjoying it.

    1. Nick Kohler says

      I saved my game, thinking maybe if I closed it and restarted it would resolve itself, and now when I click continue it just freezes on the loading screen. GG maybe its time to look into a refund

    2. tarik rustemovic says

      dude same problem when i want to replace rustz oil cap game freeye i can hear sounds i can get console up but i cant move or anzthing else…and there are some parts on engine that u cant buy in store and u cant repair them at all and engine dont work with them (that is when i build my car from junkyard) if u solve tell how to do that

    3. Campbell Farmer says

      hey nick i had the same problem and thought that my wheels were bugged, try replacing inner and outter tie rods, make sure rubber bushes are all in lower and upper suspension arms and steering rack. just a suggestion

    4. Nick Kohler says

      Heres a update. after restarting 4 different times bc of bugs. I tried playing yesterday and my save file (which was the one that successfully worked and I had 8 completed jobs with 3 more in the garage) was deleted. I’m done with this game. not going to keep wasting hours upon hours and restart after restart. seems like theres a update every 2 hrs on this game, and each update ruins more and more.

  4. Kody Derply says

    Go F yourself with your “tool” dont fall for it, its one of those “do this survey to get this download” yet doing any of them wont do anything.

  5. alexandru-nicolae Marin says

    download is crap. how do i fix optimization?

  6. Jason says


    I have a bug where I sent a car to the test track, but forgot to re-add one piece. So I cannot test the car, but it hasn’t returned to the garage!

    I can’t replace the bit and I can’t use the test track now!

    Any ideas please?

    1. grinebrud says

      i have sent a car to the test track. but i cant get it back. also i cant click the Barn locations that pop up. i have 3 now. i was able to enter one. but didnt have enough money to leave with anything. but when i went back the the garage i checked my inventory and all the items from the barn was there… wierd

    2. Jared says

      Playing on xbox one s and I try to repair a story mode car and screen goes black i use the analog stick and i can here the walking noises but i see nothing.

  7. Dev1254 says

    hahaha you delete my comment? ¿what happend Denis, don’t like the ppl say to you that program of “fix” is a shit virus scam? nothing in this page is a solution. The only solution is what is happening those days. The Devs of the game are making patches for fix that errors. So nothing of this crap gonna help you guys.

  8. Carl Sebastian Sabroe says

    I don’t know if i’m being a complete dimwit or if it’s a bug. I have checked the car about three times now and all the parts are there but when i click finish order it says “there are body parts missing from this car”. Can anybody help me.

    1. Jeffrey William Bean says

      Im stuck in the same place right now. Its an SUV and it has a radiator for an oil pan that no matter what i do i cant get rid of.

    2. Brynrzz says

      for me it was the number plates, check both are fitted

    3. Greg says

      Go into ‘Assemble’ mode and look at the car. I bet it’ll end up being a mirror is missing.

    4. ilovetofu says

      See what you have in your inventory.

  9. Joe Sellars says

    I try to open up the car status but it won’t let me what do i do

  10. Espi nete says

    The fix tool is a fu**ing fake phising scam
    How the people can DL? you need to put your phone number, thats absolutly unveliable fake
    I will give you all reports and dislikes mothe*ucke

  11. Purgatory25 says

    …. i love the bug were you pull the whole engine apart and put it back together and when you go to remove the oil cap the game freezes like hey you don’t need to worry about this old thing it might be at 1% life but if you touch me i’ll break your game…

  12. Dylan Armstrong says

    Trying to reinstall the 2 Lower Suspension arms I think it’s glitched keep putting in 100% Rubber Bushings and whenever I put it together the Bushings come up as 14% which it was before I put it in and it’s a new part I brought and I sold the broken part.. So confusing It’s one of the Story cars

  13. Manny says

    Anybody encounter the black screen issue on the Xbox one? Help!!!

  14. David Linder says

    Windows 10
    Intel Core i7-9700K
    Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
    WD Blue 1TB (2012)

    The problem was for me that after maybe 2 minutes(?) of gameplay it would restart the computer

    The solution oddly enough was to simply change the video quality from Ultra/High to Medium and it’s been smooth sailing ever since. Hope this helps

    David L.

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