The End of DIY Car Repair, Why New Cars are So Hard to Work On

  • Published: 15 November 2018
  • The End of DIY Car Repair, Why New Cars are So Hard to Work On, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. Is do it yourself auto repair going away? Why new cars are so complicated. Why new cars aren't built to last. Why modern cars are bad. Modern cars are too complicated. How to repair your car. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   12 months back

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
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    • Legion
      Legion  9 months back

      @Honrarri 9K RPM yes, .45acp

    • Legion
      Legion  9 months back

      @Jungulbuny31 C.V. axle perhaps

    • Legion
      Legion  9 months back

      When plastic was introduced for modern radiators.....I said it's the beginning of the end...I see the future cars becoming like a Bic lighter....when it is out of fuel it must be replacing the steel check balls in a transmission valve body with plastic membranes.....they are designed to biodegrade

    • Legion
      Legion  9 months back

      Great videos Scotty....

    • iam smiley
      iam smiley  12 months back

      @Marcos Sandoval you may be going to long between oil changes...viscosity breakdown. If you're hearing a noise linking to oil change, you likely may have hard part damage in your engine.

  • currypac
    currypac  4 days back

    Even mechanics today dont fix.
    They remove & replace.
    Most don't break down & rebuild an alternator or any cimponent. They just swap it out.
    (There are a few great mechanics that can + will rebuild from the smallest gear to an entire vehicle, but they are few) due to time labor cost.

    • Al Zem
      Al Zem  1 weeks back

      What is your opinion about dual injection systems PI+DI into new Toyota RAV4? How it’s working?

      • Stephen Parr
        Stephen Parr  2 weeks back

        lol squirrel chewed through Scottys cable ... funny

        • Giancarlo !
          Giancarlo !  2 weeks back

          yep , the big corporations don't want us , fixing our own things, they want us to take the car to stealership to replace a headlight for $200 bucks

          • petronovich30
            petronovich30  3 weeks back

            scotty you rule love your show 👋🏻👍🏼👍🏼✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼👊🏻👊🏻

            • Fred Aly
              Fred Aly  3 weeks back

              I bought a 2006 cadillac sts for $1500 it wasnt well maintained. I have put in around $2000 into in already and it has a rod knock now. I can get a new(used) motor put in for $1700. But everytime i start the car it says hello Mila thats the former owner. I have tried to get rid of it but it always says error on the personal settings menu. Its driving me crazy after all this money i have put into this car that i have to see the name of the person who totally neglected this car everytime i start it up. HELP ME PLEASE.😡

              • Beeah Robinson
                Beeah Robinson  4 weeks back

                As a women what's the basic things I need to know or say when dealing with a mechanic so I don't get ripped off, I use to ask the dealer for the parts that were replaced, the dealer would give them to me. ...1 day he gave me something so heavy I could barely lift it up, after that I stopped asking. Maybe they did that on purpose

                • Dryer Machine
                  Dryer Machine  4 weeks back

                  Just knowing that a lot of mechanics will be going out of business bc if these high tech fuckers on wheels, and the only “mechanics” we can go to is the dealership, we are screwed

                  • Dani
                    Dani  1 months back

                    Go ahead and look how easy is to repair a Dacia
                    Is told that you can repair one with a screwdriver

                    • 4ward Nthought
                      4ward Nthought  1 months back

                      These new cars with computers that make it change lanes and park for you, if they get in a fender bender ...they scrap the whole car! This is because the labor time it takes to check every software function, diagnose and repair any potential malfunction will be so high, it will be cheaper to just buy a new car.
                      This is part of their convoluted goals: it forces used-car-buyers to buy new cars only.

                      • Beinrich Bimmler
                        Beinrich Bimmler  1 months back

                        DON'T buy cars that are impossible to work on and they will go away! Case in point, the "TALKING CAR". For a year or two in the 1990's, a lot of car makers had the talking car feature. "Your door is ajar!" ETc. Literally NO ONE asked for this feature, the car makers just added it anyway. Everyone hated talking cars, and i mean EVERY. ONE! People might be in love with the rest of the car, but the talking feature was a deal-breaker almost every time. How long do you think it took for the auto makers to stop offering talking cars? DON'T BUY CARS WITH MAJOR FLAWS LIKE THIS AND THEY WILL GO AWAY.

                        • ThePIGGYTON
                          ThePIGGYTON  1 months back

                          Thats why i love my 2000 expedition.

                          • n1kkoGFX
                            n1kkoGFX  1 months back

                            Damn I guess I'm lucky with my $105 per hour.

                            • Mason Reppeto
                              Mason Reppeto  2 months back

                              The more modern it gets the easier it gets to diagnose because the computer will be connected to more things with modern sensors. at some point you will be able to just plug in the scanner and it will tell you exactly what part is messing up even better than it does already.

                              • Donald Branscom
                                Donald Branscom  2 months back

                                Many motorcycle tires have to be put on with a machine.
                                Some Harley Sportsters have a can bus system so you cannot just change tail lights.

                                • gotta hateit
                                  gotta hateit  2 months back

                                  That damn celica lol, you should update us when you finally junk it

                                • Syed Hassan
                                  Syed Hassan  2 months back

                                  what maintenance should be done right away if you buy a used car that has 100k miles on it?

                                  • V Q
                                    V Q  1 months back

                                    Coolant change, change the oil, change the oil filter, change the engine air filter (you may not need to, but who knows when the last time the previous owner changed it). Also have a mechanic take a look at the timing belt/chain.

                                • paystyles
                                  paystyles  2 months back

                                  Before the 5k fancy scan tool

                                  • Chillin Dude
                                    Chillin Dude  2 months back

                                    is a 2010 ford focus with 140k miles worth $3600?

                                    • Kid Tip
                                      Kid Tip  2 months back

                                      Hey Scotty. Im thinking about buying a used 2003-2007+ Toyota Sequioa. Ive heard that they have a rusty frame issue. Are there certain years where the frame is not affected ? What are your thoughts on the rusty frame claim ? Im in Michigan so a little rust is expected. Thanks Scotty.

                                      • Zahid Alaauddin
                                        Zahid Alaauddin  2 months back

                                        I got a Mazda 3 2005 that doesn't start the first time. The check engine light is on and it says H02S Heater Control Circuit Low Bank 1 Sensor 1 and this means one of the oxygen sensor is not working. Could this cause the car to have starting issues? Or do I have to clean sensors or throttle to get rid of the issue?

                                        • Zachary Pruett
                                          Zachary Pruett  2 months back

                                          Hey Scotty, I'm looking to buy my first car and theres this 2007 Nissan Murano with 110,000 miles on it. It's a V6 and looks as to be taken care of. He has it priced at $3000. Is it going to be a good deal? Or am I going to have to keep putting money into in to get it to 300,000 miles.

                                          • Daniel Kenny
                                            Daniel Kenny  2 months back

                                            Several years ago while at the motorcycle wreakers I would look at all the used motorcycle lined up. All the good used one's were older and to my suprise they were customer's in for service. I realized that the motorcycles I wanted to own were customer who keep them in good shape because the used ones were trash. I all ready had my Yamaha 650 Special and purchase another as a parts bike. Rode that one for 20 years. With this new trend I guess now I will do the same for my autos. Thank you Scotty Kilmer.

                                            • adam young X
                                              adam young X  2 months back

                                              Microcomputers' stressing scotty

                                              • Daddy Richard
                                                Daddy Richard  2 months back

                                                what is a knock sensor?

                                                • SoPrecise
                                                  SoPrecise  2 months back

                                                  This video actually made me sad.. the future does not look good

                                                  • SoPrecise
                                                    SoPrecise  2 months back

                                                    What’s going to happen when the new cars become the late model cars. Are ppl going to drive around in 30 yr old cars on their 4th engine rebuild or are we doomed to drive these money pits forever after

                                                    • Lenny D.
                                                      Lenny D.  2 months back

                                                      Computers will be our downfall 😢

                                                      • Academic. Accounts
                                                        Academic. Accounts  2 months back

                                                        Dear Scotty, what can i replace to remove the black smoke from my Jaguar 2.0d diesel, please ? Thank you.

                                                        • Everything From Nothing
                                                          Everything From Nothing  3 months back

                                                          year 2025 china makes a car thats 7k new and completely bare bones and even a engineer intern could fix with only pricy safety features

                                                          • Graham Parker
                                                            Graham Parker  3 months back

                                                            Can you help people with the p0505 code on the nissan maxama 2001 model. There are people saying you have to change the ECU when you change the IAC.

                                                            • Dragases XI
                                                              Dragases XI  3 months back

                                                              What is the easiest car that Scotty ever worked on? The Celica?

                                                              • George Pierce
                                                                George Pierce  3 months back

                                                                Can you use a pressure washer to clean a catalytic converter.

                                                                • RJ Cooper
                                                                  RJ Cooper  3 months back

                                                                  Very funny! After my experience today, I'd like to drive a stick with a clutch the rest of my life, thank you.

                                                                  • Thanh Phan
                                                                    Thanh Phan  3 months back

                                                                    You are bloody fantastic

                                                                    • will warro
                                                                      will warro  3 months back

                                                                      i don't want to sound rude but there are different brands of caffeine free coffee and sodas that taste just like the real thing. if i had one tenth the enthusiasm and energy this guy has man i'd have to be chained to the ground to keep from being self launched into orbit. 10 kids combined don't store the energy this guy has. he literally has my azz wore out just trying to keep up with his version of nuclear power by other means. god save us all. now i've got serious brain scramble and need a new brain computer that runs on 5 volts and 200 milliamps. but i give him a 2 thumbs up for saving my energy while watching him launch off the anxiety pad. lmao. i say if he talks any faster im gonna have to watch his videos in slow motion just to keep up. if he has any kids we won't need a president and i will have more confidence in them than any president that ever existed! because they could make america better in a matter of milliseconds. but excellent job nonetheless. this world seriously needs more guys like him. like 99.9% more. great video. and hollywood still sucks! keep on wrenchin. that was the most enjoyable thing iv'e ever watched since franklin invented the 5 volt 200 milliamp key on a kite.

                                                                      • Ano Nymous
                                                                        Ano Nymous  3 months back

                                                                        The irony when I can do DIY electronics but not so much cars yet.
                                                                        PS. 5V/low amps isn't that newfangled. It's regular electronics.

                                                                        • Mike Becket
                                                                          Mike Becket  3 months back

                                                                          The method of manufacturing to save money of course

                                                                          • Mark Templeton
                                                                            Mark Templeton  3 months back

                                                                            I heard from a mechanic friend that he worked on a newer Toyota that had electric break calipers. He had to buy a program to reset the calipers so he could do the break job for the customer!

                                                                            • George Costanza
                                                                              George Costanza  3 months back

                                                                              The thing that gets me is wiring diagrams. My advice is get a free trial to a wiring diagram subscription service and download all of the stuff for your car. Professional mechanics are expected to pay $200/month just to get access to a diagram.

                                                                              • Drewbie UnderFire
                                                                                Drewbie UnderFire  3 months back

                                                                                "Still has a lot of common things in it"
                                                                                *shows a picture of a cat*

                                                                                • Sam Iamm
                                                                                  Sam Iamm  3 months back

                                                                                  Drewbie UnderFire u won’t be LingOL when some crackhead cuts ur cat out and u gotta find another crackhead to get u a replacement

                                                                              • ferkemall
                                                                                ferkemall  4 months back

                                                                                All true Mercedes Benz A class W 168 1997 on have 4 rubber jacking points common sense
                                                                                tells you to use jack stands when jacking up a car but these cars are designed to lifted by a 4 poster lift hence the pads ,if you need to make it safe you have to remove the Tupper ware skins under neath to do that while its not supported by jack stands so you use the jack stands
                                                                                = fking nuts .

                                                                                Another one withe baby Merc is they use shallow bolt heads on the rear suspension so you have your work cut out trying to hold it still while trying to undo the nut on the other end of it

                                                                                Then they like odd size bolts or star heads 16mm & 18mm i have a big spanner roll and those 2 sizes are not included ,they also use special bolts for the rear suspension arms =shallow head & first part of the bolt is one size the rest is smaller dia they also put a metal bracket over the bolt hole & when you try to put the bolt back in the bracket moves and you wondering why you cant the bolt back in .
                                                                                Want to get the injectors out of the diesel ? no they cant just come out you have to remove the inlet manifold /EGR / turbo /& heat shields everything else is designed the same way take off 5 things to get to the part you need to fix = very high labor times ,
                                                                                Its a c7nt to work on but its reliable & does 60 mpg on a run & 40 around town so its love hate relationship a lot like some marriages !

                                                                                • Richard Ward
                                                                                  Richard Ward  4 months back

                                                                                  Scottie informative educational as always

                                                                                  • Chris Frances
                                                                                    Chris Frances  4 months back

                                                                                    I've been thinking about getting one of those scan tools from harbor freight!

                                                                                    • Paddy BEME
                                                                                      Paddy BEME  4 months back

                                                                                      Looking to buy a 2015 Hyundai Elantra got 60,000 miles on it how much should I offer?

                                                                                      • Ty Farr
                                                                                        Ty Farr  4 months back

                                                                                        Hey Scotty on my 99 Camry came stock with the 14 inch wheels and tires and I noticed some other cameras in the junkyard had 15 inch wheels and so I went ahead and threw a couple on the front will that hurt my car having larger tires in the front than the back

                                                                                        • Forvitnir
                                                                                          Forvitnir  4 months back

                                                                                          I thought the plastic covers was a joke that you did lol. I hate new cars. Can't work on them, need there special tools, to many electronics and computers and they all look the same. I'll stick to what i know.