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

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.
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  1. Scotty Kilmer

    Scotty Kilmer6 сарын өмнө

    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 ►

  2. Don Le

    Don Le6 сарын өмнө

    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

  3. Fraser MacMillan

    Fraser MacMillan6 сарын өмнө

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

  4. Black Opal

    Black Opal6 сарын өмнө

    @Brizuh K 👍 💖🌎, ☮️

  5. Brizuh K

    Brizuh K6 сарын өмнө

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

  6. Black Opal

    Black Opal6 сарын өмнө

    ** 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.

  7. Brian Fox

    Brian Fox4 өдрийн өмнө

    I am never willing to take my car to a dealership unless it's for a recall.

  8. chris mooney

    chris mooney4 өдрийн өмнө

    Idk much about the gm trucks but I got a 94 Chevy with 250 thousand miles on it and had no problems with best truck I ever had same with my 04 Chevy it’s been great that will probably newest I’ll get i don’t to much care for the new trucks

  9. Roscoe Van Damme

    Roscoe Van Damme8 өдрийн өмнө

    I know that feel with the proprietary systems for repair. I’m a truck driver and if anything major is wrong with my Freightliner, it HAS to go to the dealership. No ands, ifs, or buts. And of course, like you said, their rates are through the roof. Mostly with these faulty and unreliable DPF systems.

  10. Normand Gravel

    Normand GravelСарын өмнө

    What would be the wait time at the dealership if they were the only place to get your car fixed?

  11. Lucky Captain Rabbit King

    Lucky Captain Rabbit KingСарын өмнө

    Right to repair should be recognized on a federal level because without it, there's nothing stopping auto manufacturers from hiking up the prices of cheaply made cars and getting double for repairs either from the original buyer or the resale market. Like Tesla.

  12. Ray Bin

    Ray BinСарын өмнө

    Scotty-the hands flapping around b'cuz he's swatting flies.....

  13. Alexander fire999

    Alexander fire999Сарын өмнө

    Nice you got triple 6 on dislikes

  14. Julian0565

    Julian0565Сарын өмнө

    666 dislikes!

  15. Bee JayGee

    Bee JayGeeСарын өмнө

    I'm so glad I taught myself mechanics over the last 3 years. AND I have no intention of changing my 15 year old car for a new car with all these crappy sensors on it.

  16. Graham Kane

    Graham KaneСарын өмнө

    Look around 99 per cent of the small mechanics, are all gone. We been getting swept under the carpet for years. They've managed to get rid of us, just so the dealer ship can give it to us. Up the wallet. I could have fixed it for 50 bucks, Now a days, if I see a packy, having a problem. With his car. I just keep walking. I don't keel like getting ripped off by so, packy.

  17. Citizen Brain

    Citizen BrainСарын өмнө

    What if the manufacturer tanks and goes the way of the dodo? More reasons why it should be publicly available info...

  18. john tracy

    john tracyСарын өмнө

    So is the Magnuson-Moss Act no longer the law about car repairs?

  19. atem 941

    atem 9412 сарын өмнө


  20. Nate T

    Nate T2 сарын өмнө

    why dont you fix clasic cars there in a craz now

  21. Christopher Johnson

    Christopher Johnson3 сарын өмнө

    Hey Scotty! Automatic Breaking? I couldn’t believe it when I heard about that when they started putting those on big trucks. I’m a Professional Driver. Last thing I need is the truck deciding for me. Technology going too far! Remember Ted Kasynski? The UnaBomber? His whole point was that too much technology is going to ruin the World. I don’t approve of what he did but he did have a point. Thnx. CJ

  22. barry Amato

    barry Amato3 сарын өмнө

    Welcome to corporate America Scotty. I thought you knew. Good luck with the battle. You are going to need it.

  23. Kevin Keener

    Kevin Keener3 сарын өмнө

    How do I submit a question to Scotty?

  24. Sunshine Curtis

    Sunshine Curtis3 сарын өмнө

    Wouldn't of happened back when you were a young mechanic mate 😂 what's the world coming to.

  25. Darren

    Darren3 сарын өмнө

    "here's why I can't be a mechanic.........."??? Yes, you were saying?

  26. Kaleb

    Kaleb3 сарын өмнө

    How do I fix a fog horn noise in my car

  27. Zeaiclies

    Zeaiclies3 сарын өмнө

    Apple went through this, but then they relented to a certification program for independent repair to become certified to fix Apple products. I feel the auto industry is next.

  28. Anthony Martin_AM

    Anthony Martin_AM3 сарын өмнө

    I agree with this wholeheartedly! Im not a great mech but i can hold my own thanks to you and a cpl other guys i respect. My 2007 Dodge Charger 2.7l has been an absolutely incredible ride for a long time, i have 232K miles and it still runs like a champ. That being said, its time to change my thermostat and that sucker is BURIED! why wouldnt they put it near the upper water outlet closer to the radiator? the 3.5 does and im having a heck of a time just trying to get to the housing! I believe its designed that way to make me take it to the dealer to fix. Ridiculous

  29. John Doe

    John Doe3 сарын өмнө

    Buy an old car with no computer, the new cars all look alike anyhow

  30. John Doe

    John Doe3 сарын өмнө

    So if you break down in bum@#$% Iowa, you have to tow your car to the dealer?

  31. G Wiz

    G Wiz3 сарын өмнө

    After watching this video, I am angry with you. I don't like how car companies want to prevent other mechanics from fixing cars. Here's a case where I hope you are even louder than yesterday!

  32. Matthew Salcedo

    Matthew Salcedo3 сарын өмнө

    Scotty are you really leaving us... I watch your channel alot helps me out ... If you are wish you weren't buddy

  33. Mortisha Styles

    Mortisha Styles3 сарын өмнө

    Tesla has no dealers.Where to take a Acting up Tesla ?

  34. Ricky rocky

    Ricky rocky4 сарын өмнө

    Scotties is outdated washed up dealers are pros. Private amateurs knuckle daggers Era bien pedo

  35. ripvanracer

    ripvanracer4 сарын өмнө

    I couldn't drive my chevy 3500 van in the snow because the anti-lock brakes would never allow the tires to stop if I was going down a hill It would keep rolling about 3 mph....right through stop signs!! Older vehicles would just lock the wheels and you could slide to a stop.

  36. Angie B

    Angie B4 сарын өмнө

    Sad. Find a good honest truthful mechanic and someone has to mess that up to but I appreciate your knowledge.

  37. Chris Creiger

    Chris Creiger4 сарын өмнө

    2004 durango with 300k should i buy or no

  38. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead4 сарын өмнө

    Scotty for president

  39. Knackered Irishman

    Knackered Irishman4 сарын өмнө

    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.

  40. John King

    John King4 сарын өмнө

    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.

  41. Jacob smooki

    Jacob smooki4 сарын өмнө

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

  42. Sol Cutta

    Sol Cutta4 сарын өмнө

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

  43. Thaddeus Lehman

    Thaddeus Lehman4 сарын өмнө

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

  44. argtv100

    argtv1004 сарын өмнө

    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

  45. argtv100

    argtv1004 сарын өмнө

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

  46. Mike Mitchell

    Mike Mitchell4 сарын өмнө

    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

  47. Alan Edhegard

    Alan Edhegard4 сарын өмнө

    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!

  48. j b

    j b4 сарын өмнө

    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.

  49. Michael M

    Michael M4 сарын өмнө

    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.

  50. baja joes

    baja joes4 сарын өмнө

    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!

  51. Jim Kirkhope

    Jim Kirkhope4 сарын өмнө

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

  52. William Shafer

    William Shafer4 сарын өмнө

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

  53. keagan mark

    keagan mark4 сарын өмнө

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

  54. Chris H

    Chris H4 сарын өмнө

    Don't buy new cars.

  55. Michael Closson

    Michael Closson4 сарын өмнө

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

  56. 01harvey

    01harvey4 сарын өмнө

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

  57. Nick 777

    Nick 7774 сарын өмнө

    you should have been a lawyer

  58. smiley

    smiley4 сарын өмнө

    Same with John Deere. Should be illegal.

  59. grow forit

    grow forit4 сарын өмнө

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

  60. Jason Trabbold

    Jason Trabbold4 сарын өмнө

    tesla is notorious at doing this

  61. khmerViper

    khmerViper4 сарын өмнө

    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.

  62. steven morton

    steven morton4 сарын өмнө

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

  63. B C

    B C4 сарын өмнө

    John Deere and Case do it

  64. Thomas Brand

    Thomas Brand4 сарын өмнө

    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!"

  65. Michael K

    Michael K4 сарын өмнө

    Chrysler-Fiat ... celebrating Scotty’s retirement 🤣🤣🤣 Scotty: still making videos when retired 😎🤣

  66. jason h bennett

    jason h bennett4 сарын өмнө

    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?

  67. rustyme1122

    rustyme11224 сарын өмнө

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

  68. Barnie Stormer

    Barnie Stormer4 сарын өмнө

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

  69. Peter Young

    Peter Young4 сарын өмнө

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

  70. Allen Orea

    Allen Orea4 сарын өмнө

    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.

  71. Hunter Harry

    Hunter Harry4 сарын өмнө

    Automatic rhymes with problematic if anyone was wondering

  72. Adrian Tomlin

    Adrian Tomlin4 сарын өмнө


  73. Mr Hombre Gordo

    Mr Hombre Gordo4 сарын өмнө

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

  74. David Kent

    David Kent4 сарын өмнө

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

  75. Gabriel Gago

    Gabriel Gago4 сарын өмнө

    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.

  76. Zaps Zapper

    Zaps Zapper4 сарын өмнө

    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.

  77. Ammo Alamo

    Ammo Alamo4 сарын өмнө

    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 FLEMING4 сарын өмнө

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

  79. Micheal Nicasio

    Micheal Nicasio4 сарын өмнө

    Whats your view on Hyundai’s and Subaru?

  80. CurbsideUnderwood

    CurbsideUnderwood4 сарын өмнө

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

  81. Dennis The Menace

    Dennis The Menace4 сарын өмнө

    No one: Scotty: 👏🤜✌👇🖕🖐✋🤙✊👐🙌🤟👋🤚🤘🤞👆☝️👉👈🙌🤟👋🤜🖕🖐✋

  82. Rotterdam Rotterdam

    Rotterdam Rotterdam4 сарын өмнө

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

  83. Nick Woods

    Nick Woods4 сарын өмнө

    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

  84. Rolando Mota

    Rolando Mota5 сарын өмнө

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

  85. Sorsrn Woghs

    Sorsrn Woghs5 сарын өмнө

    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.

  86. steven gillespie

    steven gillespie5 сарын өмнө

    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 🤔

  87. Chad Patrick

    Chad Patrick5 сарын өмнө

    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