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

  • Published: 07 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:

    🛠Check out the tools I use and highly recommend ►

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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.

    ►Here's our weekly video schedule:
    Monday: Tool giveaway
    Tuesday: Auto repair video
    Wednesday: Viewers car mod show off
    Thursday: Viewer Car Question Video AND Live Car Q&A
    Friday: Auto repair video
    Saturday: Second Live Car Q&A
    Sunday: Viewers car show off

    ►Second Daily Upload Every Afternoon of Live Car Q&A videos as well!

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   1 weeks 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 ►

    • Fraser MacMillan
      Fraser MacMillan  1 days back

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

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal  3 days back

      @Brizuh K 👍 💖🌎, ☮️

    • Brizuh K
      Brizuh K  3 days back

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

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal  3 days 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.

    • Ryan Smith
      Ryan Smith  3 days back

      I agree with you! I only wanted to start with simple and basic things before begging for something that costs more money.

  • Trigger Warning
    Trigger Warning  58 minutes back

    Absolutely hate the new cars 👎

    • Tom Stidham
      Tom Stidham  2 hours back

      Had to get the front passenger seat replaced in my Hyundai, independent could replace the seat but they were unable to reset the air bag light, had to take it back to dealer.

      • Austin Orr
        Austin Orr  4 hours back

        Ill keep my 98 chevy and laugh at all the morons buying 40k cell phones with wheels

        • Royce Lilienstern
          Royce Lilienstern  5 hours back

          Your a mechanic? I thought you were a comedian doing Automotive skits for YouTube

          • Allen Anderson
            Allen Anderson  7 hours back

            I'll never own a car that has any control over my steering or brakes.

            • J Louis
              J Louis  8 hours back

              Even the auto audio market drastically changed since the radio in a vehicle today is integrated in the computer system.

              • Millennium Productions
                Millennium Productions  12 hours back

                Scotty, great videos! Here's a head scratcher for ya... 1996 Chevy Impala SS, the "Change oil light" won't reset.
                I can turn the light off and on manually with the TEC II plugged in, but the light comes back on when it's disconnected, and there is nowhere in the menu that allows for a manual reset.
                Have you ever seen this before, and do you know where the circuitry for that oil life system lives? There is seemingly little information online anywhere, and the dealer has no clue, so you're the last hope!!

                • HighSierraOverland
                  HighSierraOverland  15 hours back

                  For my 4Runner, Toyota charges I think $1,000 for their repair manual.

                  • John Kocolowski
                    John Kocolowski  16 hours back

                    This is my last Scotty “Rambler” nonsense video I will ever waste my time watching.

                    • Baris Metin
                      Baris Metin  16 hours back

                      bmw liked this video! :D

                      • betatalk357
                        betatalk357  1 days back

                        What this is going to do is drastically drop car prices. Or people will just lease it, beat it up like a rental, then dump them back on the dealer. Nobody is going to want a 3 year old car, beat to hell and going to break sooner.

                        • Sudipta Sarania
                          Sudipta Sarania  1 days back

                          Sir suggest some degreaser,plastic polish,or engine cleaner that doesn't damage any modern car engine bay electrical components like ecu,sensor,fusebox etc pls suggest each of one

                          • antonio rodriguez
                            antonio rodriguez  1 days back

                            outstanding, from PUerto Rico, sir YOU are BOSSSSSSSSS>>>>>

                            • demonetization
                              demonetization  1 days back


                              • Barry Bretz
                                Barry Bretz  1 days back

                                This is what they did to the individual TV repairman . To get the same schematics you needed to either pay 49.00 for a schematics. Now to replace a ic you need to cool down the ic in steps over time for the advanced solder different types they use. Expensive equipment to do correct.

                                • Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworks

                                  I've had more problems with Ford's ABS systems than ANY GM products braking systems or even Chrysler corp. Ford's actually caused me to get into an accident on dry pavement at 30 mph figure that one out there Scotty!

                                  • A Fat Bird
                                    A Fat Bird  2 days back

                                    I thought you were going to say cuz you're are rich beyond your wildest dreams.

                                    • J Shaw
                                      J Shaw  2 days back

                                      His thumbnails crack me up

                                      • Windy City Rideshare
                                        Windy City Rideshare  2 days back

                                        Car manufacturers and dealerships now make most of their money from repairing the cars. So they are incentivized to make unreliable cars. Does anybody else see a problem with that?

                                        • Joseph Klimchock
                                          Joseph Klimchock  2 days back

                                          This was the reason decades ago for OBD that all scan tool cables could be plugged in to a "universal" connector...........I smell a big lawsuit by the aftermarket auto repair shops........

                                          • AllMine Awesome Things

                                            U ain't looking Kool with the glasses n I call shenanigans u r full of oil.

                                            • Erik Capozzi
                                              Erik Capozzi  2 days back

                                              Its okay .this goofballs bias videos arent really needed anymore....

                                              • FunGames
                                                FunGames  2 days back

                                                I was watching to find out why he can't be mechanic any more. But the drama queen stuff just go on and on. I gave up and never did find out why. Most people drive used cars, and most mechanics fixed used cars. So, who cares about warranty? BMWs have the most widely available info out there, given their popularity with poor young males. Get one of those, and you are good to go.

                                                • mogynamite008
                                                  mogynamite008  2 days back

                                                  Cool stuff Scotty!

                                                  • Joe's Auto Electric
                                                    Joe's Auto Electric  2 days back

                                                    He's actually dead wrong about most of what he says here. I agree with him talking about "fair" price for information, however, we have a right to repair as independent shops. The fact is, if a car is under manufacturer warranty, why would you take it someplace to have it fixed where you'd have to pay? Most cars today come with a 3/36 and 5/60 for powertrain. Some come with 10/100, so indy shops won't see a model year until it is out of warranty most of the time. The ability to gain access to modules and other such information is absolutely there for indy shops.

                                                    • worseto1
                                                      worseto1  2 days back

                                                      Yeah watch it when they start offering long long drive train warranties Ford has in all their manufacturing plants make the cheapest parts possible and we don't care to give you 100,000 mile warranty worst car on the road I built em for 20 years.

                                                      • Sean Savage
                                                        Sean Savage  2 days back

                                                        Embarrassing that people are listening to this guy.. He's just milking YouTube... I dont get it

                                                        • Matthew Green
                                                          Matthew Green  2 days back

                                                          Right to repair.

                                                          • ABDUL KHAN
                                                            ABDUL KHAN  2 days back

                                                            When companies can buy politicians then citizens pay for that company to recover it back.
                                                            Auto business is a big monopoly.

                                                            • strattuner
                                                              strattuner  17 hours back

                                                              the car dealerships are on a boat heading for a iceberg,some of the guys I trained are telling me how bad it is in the shops,cutthroat is the last gasp

                                                          • Gary Evans
                                                            Gary Evans  2 days back

                                                            Harley Davidson is doing this crap and have for years. No one can buy the diagnostic tools or programs.

                                                            • Daniel J
                                                              Daniel J  2 days back


                                                              • x2xtreme360
                                                                x2xtreme360  3 days back

                                                                Because he was a mechanic in the 1960s and doesn't understand today's modern technology. Clearly.

                                                                • Marcus Taylor
                                                                  Marcus Taylor  3 days back

                                                                  Reminds me of that scene from Fight Club.

                                                                  Narrator: A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.

                                                                  Woman on plane: Are there a lot of the kinds of accidents?

                                                                  Narrator: You wouldn't believe.

                                                                  Woman: Which car company do you work for?

                                                                  Narrator: A major one.

                                                                  • John Whorton
                                                                    John Whorton  3 days back

                                                                    We should make them guarantee their products for 150000 miles parts and labor. I bet they could improve both quality and ease of service

                                                                    • Sire Kakes'A'Lot
                                                                      Sire Kakes'A'Lot  3 days back

                                                                      There is a reason why the mitsubishi mirage has continually had positive upwards sales despite being a subcompact car and being cheaply made. Simply the fact that it is so cheap and easy to maintain without all the over complicated technology and voided warranties present. Most manufacturers don't realize that many people don't want, need, or use most of this extra technology and just want a affordable, basic car that they can fix or can take to their trusted mechanic. As cars become more expensive and ridiculous to maintain, expect another crash in the car market as more people keep their more reliable older cars or stick with simpler cars like the mirage.

                                                                      • fredgt45
                                                                        fredgt45  3 days back

                                                                        I just took a snapchat of my VIN

                                                                        • atl growganics
                                                                          atl growganics  3 days back

                                                                          John Deere is notorious for this as well. For years they have the only "programming" available.

                                                                          • Mark Christopher
                                                                            Mark Christopher  3 days back

                                                                            Scotty u always are hating on Nissan like almost all ur videos u bash Nissan at least twice ..

                                                                            • Tony Mata
                                                                              Tony Mata  3 days back

                                                                              Scott what you think a 2003 Acura TL type s bought 1 for 1k .

                                                                              • alf
                                                                                alf  3 days back

                                                                                Just dont buy their crap

                                                                                • Jason Sierchio
                                                                                  Jason Sierchio  3 days back

                                                                                  Your voice sounds like a clone of Ron Paul... must be an accent? I wasn't watching, just listening, and I was like wth is Ron Paul talking about fixing cars

                                                                                  • Tim
                                                                                    Tim  3 days back

                                                                                    The free-market won't allow this to happen too long I would hope. The arrogance of these car companies is just rediculous.

                                                                                    • Billy Kuan
                                                                                      Billy Kuan  3 days back

                                                                                      Why do I need all these so called safety items? I can back my car up just fine, I stay in my lane and know where I am going. Only the braking computer seems useful and worth the money. I personally think driving standards are dumbed down enough.

                                                                                      • Awesome Sauce
                                                                                        Awesome Sauce  3 days back

                                                                                        Pressure monitor in my Tahoe broke inside the tire and the dealer threatened to void the warranty on the car if I took it to a tire shop that wasn't them

                                                                                        • robert proctor
                                                                                          robert proctor  3 days back

                                                                                          Have you looked in the sky lately? CHEMTRAILS!!!!!!!! it,s passed what the yuygohugouygouyfiyufuyg YOU THINK!!!

                                                                                          • Trampuskeen Keen
                                                                                            Trampuskeen Keen  3 days back

                                                                                            My F-150 is got over 400,000 miles on it still going strong show me a new car can do that

                                                                                            • Shayan Shakil
                                                                                              Shayan Shakil  3 days back

                                                                                              Thank god