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:

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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 • 1 904

  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   6 days 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  11 hours back

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

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal  2 days back

      @Brizuh K 👍 💖🌎, ☮️

    • Brizuh K
      Brizuh K  2 days back

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

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal  2 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  2 days back

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

  • betatalk357
    betatalk357  5 hours 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  6 hours 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  9 hours back

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

        • demonetization
          demonetization  9 hours back


          • Barry Bretz
            Barry Bretz  11 hours 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  14 hours back

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

                • J Shaw
                  J Shaw  16 hours back

                  His thumbnails crack me up

                  • Windy City Rideshare
                    Windy City Rideshare  17 hours 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  17 hours 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
                        AllMine Awesome Things  21 hours back

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

                        • Erik Capozzi
                          Erik Capozzi  24 hours back

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

                          • FunGames
                            FunGames  1 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  1 days back

                              Cool stuff Scotty!

                              • Joe's Auto Electric
                                Joe's Auto Electric  1 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  1 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  1 days back

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

                                    • Matthew Green
                                      Matthew Green  1 days back

                                      Right to repair.

                                      • ABDUL KHAN
                                        ABDUL KHAN  1 days back

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

                                        • 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  2 days back

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

                                              • Marcus Taylor
                                                Marcus Taylor  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 days back

                                                      I just took a snapchat of my VIN

                                                      • atl growganics
                                                        atl growganics  2 days back

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

                                                        • Mark Christopher
                                                          Mark Christopher  2 days back

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

                                                          • Tony Mata
                                                            Tony Mata  2 days back

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

                                                            • alf
                                                              alf  2 days back

                                                              Just dont buy their crap

                                                              • Jason Sierchio
                                                                Jason Sierchio  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 days back

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

                                                                        • Trampuskeen Keen
                                                                          Trampuskeen Keen  2 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  2 days back

                                                                            Thank god

                                                                            • Sean Cummings
                                                                              Sean Cummings  2 days back

                                                                              Its like europe just passed the right to repair , so manufacturers cant make info or parts proprietary anymore.

                                                                              • I love Russia
                                                                                I love Russia  2 days back

                                                                                " Right to Repair " sounds like something Apple would do.

                                                                              • DDrummer
                                                                                DDrummer  2 days back

                                                                                You have like an 90s looking room going on back with all that crap in the background LOL

                                                                                • Ted BURKE
                                                                                  Ted BURKE  2 days back

                                                                                  And then they wonder why nobody wants to buy their s***

                                                                                  • superweh
                                                                                    superweh  2 days back

                                                                                    If manufacturers force you to go to their dealers for repairs they have even less incentive to build reliable products, they might even have an incentive to build less reliable products.

                                                                                    • libinqw
                                                                                      libinqw  2 days back

                                                                                      Totally with you Scott. But on the other hand, I have not had good luck with independent auto shops either, For sure there are good ones out there, but the couple of times I had to use them ... I got scammed. So now I only buy the most reliable Japanese cars that don't really need much repair.

                                                                                      • M33
                                                                                        M33  2 days back

                                                                                        Thanks for this info Scotty, I had no idea.

                                                                                        • Black Opal
                                                                                          Black Opal  3 days back

                                                                                          "Right to Repair" is one thing for most industries, I support it, and so would do so in automotive also. I have to think, though, that when it comes to cars and carmakers, and all the regulations and responsibility for, oh, idk, people's lives, that when it comes to safety issues they need to proceed with extreme caution and decide things based on zero tolerances for error. $1000 and yearly membership, at least, would help sort out, less honest or responsible than you, back yard 'mechanics' from making claims to get info. Anyway, $50 one time use is only 20 uses to make it $1000. If all the makers charged that up front to registered shops it is no different than hordes of businesses in many industries that have industry associated subscription costs for what they do, and a normal cost of doing business... which they deserve. They have to administer it all globally to different local laws, staff a call center, and deal with lawsuits independent mechanics will inevitably cost them. Its big, complex business and dealers are independent businesses, they deserve the support of the manufacturer. And the manufacturer wants to give them as little of their profit as they can get away with, creating repair biz for them helps facilitate that.


                                                                                          • Oppoopoo
                                                                                            Oppoopoo  3 days back

                                                                                            This is why I drive a 98 Jeep wrangler

                                                                                            • dave dimartino
                                                                                              dave dimartino  3 days back

                                                                                              Flip cars .