Here’s Why I Can’t Be a Mechanic Anymore

  • Published: 06 November 2019
  • Here’s Why I Can’t Be a Mechanic Anymore, DIY and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Car repair fails. Automotive mechanic scams. Car makers and dealerships are teaming up against independent mechanics. Does Scotty Kilmer really own a auto repair shop business? Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 52 years.

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Mid-Grade Scan Tool:
    3. My Fancy (Originally $5,000) Professional Scan Tool:
    4. Cheap Scan Tool:
    5. Basic Mechanic Tool Set:
    6. Professional Socket Set:
    7. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    8. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    9. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
    1. Common Sense
    2. 4k Camera:
    3. Camera Microphone:
    4. Camera Tripod:
    5. My computer for editing / uploading:

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    This is the people's automotive channel! The most honest and funniest car channel on YouTube. Never any sponsored content, just the truth about everything! Learn how to fix your car and how it works. Get a chance to show off your own car on Sundays. Or show off your own car mod on Wednesdays. Tool giveaways every Monday to help you with your own car projects. We have a new video every day! I've been an auto mechanic for the past 50 years and I'm here to share my knowledge with you.

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Comments • 2 159

  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   3 months back

    This Noise Means Your Car is Screwed:

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Mid-Grade Scan Tool:
    3. My Fancy (Originally $5,000) Professional Scan Tool:
    4. Cheap Scan Tool:
    5. Basic Mechanic Tool Set:
    6. Professional Socket Set:
    7. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    8. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    9. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
    1. Common Sense
    2. 4k Camera:
    3. Camera Microphone:
    4. Camera Tripod:
    5. My computer for editing / uploading:
    🛠Check out the tools I use and highly recommend ►

    🔥Scotty Shirts and Merch ►

    Subscribe and hit the notification bell! ►

    Scotty on Social:
    Facebook ►
    Instagram ►
    Twitter ►

    • Don Le
      Don Le  2 months back

      Scotty Kilmer my uncles friend works at a Honda Assembly factory and Honda mechanic area too he let me and my uncle in the Honda’s secret on how to work on the Honda’s

    • Fraser MacMillan
      Fraser MacMillan  2 months back

      [cooler] instrumental. xVSaito if it’s VW it may be the water pump impeller...

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal  2 months back

      @Brizuh K 👍 💖🌎, ☮️

    • Brizuh K
      Brizuh K  2 months back

      Black Opal yeah yuh low tire pressure and old tires is what is it

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal  2 months back

      ** It could just be low or empty. Just pour pure, undilluted AF in, see howmuch it takes, then gauge the heat difference. It may take lots and be enough to make you happy.

  • Knackered Irishman
    Knackered Irishman  10 hours back

    After 3 Tahoes, 3 Silverados I have NEVER had a recall nor an issues with my brakes. In fact, I have always been impressed with the emergency braking on my Silverados and Tahoes.

    • Philip Moran
      Philip Moran  1 days back

      Scotties garage is his drive and thats no place to work on a car. I take my car to a modern facility which is spotlessly clean and has all the latest tools and diagnostics. It is of course KIA GWR, the flagship dealership in the UK.

      • Jacob smooki
        Jacob smooki  1 days back

        Let's be real Scotty is making bank on YouTube which is smart because what he's saying is so true.

        • Sol Cutta
          Sol Cutta  2 days back

          Bloody hell tell apple that.. Take apple product elsewhere it melts... And I'm not joking.

          • Thaddeus Lehman
            Thaddeus Lehman  3 days back

            Right to repair. It simple don't buy from those companies

            • argtv100
              argtv100  4 days back

              dealers do notn make their money on repairing cars ... nor selling cars they make ungodly amounts of loot financing these dumber down american knuckleheads for 7,8,even 9 years now at 14% to 24% interest. yeah you buddy ... you are incredibly stupid

              • argtv100
                argtv100  4 days back

                hey this is the united states of sacksofsheet ....... what does fair have to do with it ...

                • Mike Mitchell
                  Mike Mitchell  4 days back

                  Hey scotty look up louis rossman on youtube he is fighting with apple over right to repair.... he has also been called as a witness in the cases against the tractor companies that are doing the same thing

                  • Alan Edhegard
                    Alan Edhegard  5 days back

                    Scotty, you are such an awesome person, I hope you never quit your youtube videos, I love watching you!! Just wish I had the honor of meeting you in person, hey, I’ll buy the dinner for us and you and yours!

                    • j b
                      j b  5 days back

                      it was also the work of the consumer affairs departments who were assigned with getting rid of all small businesses in favor of easily controlled big corporations. Easier to estimate taxation and consumer protections. This info is from the mouth of the Director of consumer affairs in 1989. in a very large state in the know. Environmental protection, also a big part of small business demise.

                      • Michael M
                        Michael M  5 days back

                        They say recalls never expire, but that only applies if they still can get the parts. So if this is true can you sell a vehicle that has unfinished recalls to others as a private seller? My reasoning is from a 1994 Chevy C10 stock had 2 or 3 recalls on it. I used to have it till someone broke the drivers window out and took the truck for them selves.

                        • baja joes
                          baja joes  5 days back

                          ELECTRIC CARS: IF the car has FWD, the BACK Tires should be able to recharge the Batteries,
                          Meaning they will never need to be plugged in and have unlimited range. SIMPLE!
                          But its gonna take a backyard mechanic to do it cause the big boys never will!

                          • Jim Kirkhope
                            Jim Kirkhope  4 days back

                            Don't really understand much about physics, do you?

                        • William Shafer
                          William Shafer  6 days back

                          The guy who figured out how to charge the batteries quicker will be found dead

                          • keagan mark
                            keagan mark  6 days back

                            This is why I drive old cars.
                            My current cars are 97 Jeep Cherokee, 89 f-150 and 95 Toyota Corolla

                            • Chris H
                              Chris H  6 days back

                              Don't buy new cars.

                              • Michael Closson
                                Michael Closson  1 weeks back

                                Gm recalled cars that were breaking for no reason? But thats their whole business model....

                                • 01harvey
                                  01harvey  1 weeks back

                                  The corporation owns the politicians and the politician make the laws.

                                  • Nick 777
                                    Nick 777  1 weeks back

                                    you should have been a lawyer

                                    • smiley
                                      smiley  1 weeks back

                                      Same with John Deere. Should be illegal.

                                      • grow forit
                                        grow forit  1 weeks back

                                        By law any licensed mechanic thats certified can work on your car.

                                        • Jason Trabbold
                                          Jason Trabbold  1 weeks back

                                          tesla is notorious at doing this

                                          • khmerViper
                                            khmerViper  1 weeks back

                                            Hi Scott
                                            I have a 2012 Toyota Tacoma
                                            One day I got off work started my truck and it wouldn’t go in to drive. Had to pull the tab out to put it in gear. What going with it. And my turn signal flashes with the radio.

                                            • steven morton
                                              steven morton  1 weeks back

                                              Over $3000 for big trucks with bulshit
                                              Oh ya ...per yr

                                              • B C
                                                B C  1 weeks back

                                                John Deere and Case do it

                                                • Thomas Brand
                                                  Thomas Brand  2 weeks back

                                                  Man, don't quit yet. I just moved to Houston and while my wife was looking for houses I was low-key thinking to myself, "Sweet now I can take my car to Scotty if I need work done!"

                                                  • Michael K
                                                    Michael K  2 weeks back

                                                    Chrysler-Fiat ...
                                                    celebrating Scotty’s retirement 🤣🤣🤣

                                                    Scotty: still making videos when retired 😎🤣

                                                    • jason h bennett
                                                      jason h bennett  2 weeks back

                                                      scotty, id think you'd have to spend alot of time letting those tesla batteries cool after a high heat quick charge. what do you think?

                                                      • rustyme1122
                                                        rustyme1122  2 weeks back

                                                        Buy a Porsche if you want to see a system locked down by the manufacturer.

                                                        • Barnie Stormer
                                                          Barnie Stormer  2 weeks back

                                                          Just change direction and become a reviewer and myth buster mate. !

                                                          • Peter Young
                                                            Peter Young  2 weeks back

                                                            Can we be honest about finding anything for 1500 to 2000 and it lasting two years? Doesn't happen in this day and age

                                                            • Allen Orea
                                                              Allen Orea  2 weeks back

                                                              My husband and I started watching you a year ago and we are pleased to say thank you so much for making a difference in our lives and our vehicles, you are absolutely amazing, Thanks.

                                                              • Hunter Harry
                                                                Hunter Harry  2 weeks back

                                                                Automatic rhymes with problematic if anyone was wondering

                                                              • Mr Hombre Gordo
                                                                Mr Hombre Gordo  2 weeks back

                                                                New cars suck
                                                                Car manufacturers suck.
                                                                The economy sucks.
                                                                Society sucks.
                                                                Scotty oh that guys awesome😁❤👍

                                                                • David K
                                                                  David K  2 weeks back

                                                                  Scotty Kilmerov lays the groundwork for the communist mechanic republic of America

                                                                  • Gabriel Gago
                                                                    Gabriel Gago  2 weeks back

                                                                    So the car industry is making shitty cars that breake all the time and only THEM are able to repair it. I've seen this type of trade before.

                                                                    • Zaps Zapper
                                                                      Zaps Zapper  2 weeks back

                                                                      People can vote with their check books, Nissan are stingy in info on their cars, buy another brand that isn't. There is heeps out their on Toyota. Also if there is no aftermarket info for independent mechanics and DIYers Then the resale on that vehicle plumets. Low resale= high depreciation = choose another brand.

                                                                      • Ammo Alamo
                                                                        Ammo Alamo  2 weeks back

                                                                        I live in a small N. TX town with one dealer per manufacturer. The Chrysler dealer is very close to dishonest in my experience. Of course, we didn’t know that when we lived in Phoenix with several dealer choices and chose to own three Chrysler products, a 1995, 2000, and 2005. Now, I’m retired, living on SS, and trying to make my 2000 Cirrus and 2005 PT Cruiser last forever. But I can’t even get a different dealer like Toyota to work on any of my two remaining Chryslers – so if the independents are excluded, this snake in the grass Chrysler dealer is my only choice within 60 miles for my car repair. That sucks. You can't even get an estimate without first paying a stiff diagnostic fee, even if you specify the work you want done. I called and asked for a quote on replacing the clockspring in the steering column. After ten minutes wrangling with the woman at the dealer, I had got no estimate, and wasn't going to get one. I mean, don't they have books that say "2000 Cirrus, replace clockspring, 1.2 hours labor" and another computer that says "parts to replace clockspring 2000 PT, $129 Mopar, $89 Aftermarket, $49 Junkyard". But no, they want that $75+ Diagnostic fee, then they rip off something to make a fuel leak, and a simple well-defined $200-$300 repair escalates to a thousand bucks or more. That's their job, to escalate the repair bill.

                                                                        • SUSAN FLEMING
                                                                          SUSAN FLEMING  2 weeks back

                                                                          If there's anything on the ballot like this, it will vote for it. The dealerships charge an arm and a leg.

                                                                          • Micheal Nicasio
                                                                            Micheal Nicasio  2 weeks back

                                                                            Whats your view on Hyundai’s and Subaru?

                                                                            • CurbsideUnderwood
                                                                              CurbsideUnderwood  2 weeks back

                                                                              Why are Buicks built so much better than other GM vehicles??

                                                                              • Dennis Menace
                                                                                Dennis Menace  2 weeks back

                                                                                No one:


                                                                                • Rotterdam Rotterdam
                                                                                  Rotterdam Rotterdam  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Your Minecraft-like eyeballs, Scotty! You’re the man!

                                                                                  • Nick Woods
                                                                                    Nick Woods  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Why I will always drive basic trucks and cars and jeeps. May break down from being old but I can fix it myself without going to a dealership and all these bad computers that always fault and cause issues. Only buy proven vehicles so at least you know what is going to break at what time so you are prepared

                                                                                    • Rolando Mota
                                                                                      Rolando Mota  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Hey scotty i need your help todo my own mechanic stuff in my xterra

                                                                                      • Sorsrn Woghs
                                                                                        Sorsrn Woghs  3 weeks back

                                                                                        If we would be talking about smartphones and/or computers, just look at what Apple does. The do the exact same, just even worse. And there are no laws that prevent them from doing so. The literally tried to sue louis rossman, who makes repair tutorials for apple products on youtube. And that's only the top of the iceberg.

                                                                                        • steven gillespie
                                                                                          steven gillespie  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Like your videos Scotty.
                                                                                          I'm a retired mechanic in New Zealand... still do a little bit at home, mostly on motorcycles these days. Lots people call me up for advice, I'm always amazed when they purchase the vehicle I Tell em to stare clear of 🤔

                                                                                          • Chad Patrick
                                                                                            Chad Patrick  3 weeks back

                                                                                            i have a 1998 town car and 1985 f150. I do all my own repairs. mechanics in south florida are horrible I hope i never have to by anything newer than 1999