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

  • Published on Nov 6, 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.
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    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:
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    1. Common Sense
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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer  6 days ago +88

    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 ►

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal Day ago

      @Brizuh K 👍 💖🌎, ☮️

    • Brizuh K
      Brizuh K 2 days ago

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

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal 2 days ago

      ** 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 ago

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

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal 2 days ago

      @Rovid Bouski Murano is one of the top vehicles. So is Armada. But crappy milage, Nissans. Infiniti SUV's are mint, too. Good company.

  • Joseph Klimchock
    Joseph Klimchock 10 hours ago

    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 14 hours ago

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

  • Erik Capozzi
    Erik Capozzi 16 hours ago

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

  • FunGames
    FunGames 20 hours ago

    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 20 hours ago

    Cool stuff Scotty!

  • Joe's Auto Electric
    Joe's Auto Electric 20 hours ago

    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 21 hour ago

    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 23 hours ago

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

  • Matthew Green
    Matthew Green 23 hours ago

    Right to repair.

    ABDUL KHAN Day ago

    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 Day ago

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

  • Daniel J
    Daniel J Day ago


  • x2xtreme360
    x2xtreme360 Day ago

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

  • Marcus Taylor
    Marcus Taylor Day ago

    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 Day ago

    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

    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 Day ago

    I just took a snapchat of my VIN

  • atl growganics
    atl growganics Day ago

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

  • Mark Christopher

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

  • Tony Mata
    Tony Mata Day ago

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

  • alf
    alf Day ago

    Just dont buy their crap

  • Jason Sierchio
    Jason Sierchio Day ago

    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 Day ago

    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 Day ago

    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 Day ago

    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 Day ago

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

  • Trampuskeen Keen

    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 ago

    Thank god

  • Sean Cummings
    Sean Cummings 2 days ago

    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 ago

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

  • DDrummer
    DDrummer 2 days ago +1

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

  • Ted BURKE
    Ted BURKE 2 days ago

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

  • superweh
    superweh 2 days ago

    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 ago

    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 ago +1

    Thanks for this info Scotty, I had no idea.

  • Black Opal
    Black Opal 2 days ago

    "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 2 days ago

    This is why I drive a 98 Jeep wrangler

  • dave dimartino
    dave dimartino 2 days ago

    Flip cars .

  • PanamaSabroso
    PanamaSabroso 2 days ago

    This is why I bought an 88 bronco 2. So far I’ve never brought it to a mechanic and did everything myself with absolutely no problem.
    Speaking of which Scotty, what do you think of the Bronco 2?

  • Eric Wood
    Eric Wood 2 days ago

    Sounds like car manufacturers are becoming like Apple.

  • B jacker
    B jacker 2 days ago

    i cant take it!! your TOO DAMN JUMPY and HYPER!!

  • Johsel Rivera
    Johsel Rivera 2 days ago +1

    Am I the only one creeped out by the kitty pillows in the background? 😂

  • Moon Pie
    Moon Pie 2 days ago +1

    No worries Scotty. You don't have to be a mechanic with nearly 3 million subs. You need some time to count all the money you are making on YT.

  • Uncle Jesse and the Rippers

    Car dealers have too much power and legal protections. They even prevent Tesla from selling cars in some states because they are afraid of people buying cars online. Crooks.

  • rashim kallihar
    rashim kallihar 2 days ago

    With the ever stupid increasing prices of cars, trucks, and repairs, eventually nobody will be driving. It's becoming a rich man's sport!!!!

  • George Pelton
    George Pelton 2 days ago

    Tesla cars will heat their battery to 55 deg C to allow faster charging. This was added in a recent OTA software update. They do it if you have a Tesla Supercharger as your destination in your nav system. Heating starts 10-15 min before arrival.

  • Scott Harrisohn
    Scott Harrisohn 2 days ago

    GM garbage, hes right.

  • smartchip
    smartchip 2 days ago

    Legend has it, Scotty kilmer is part man part machine, as a viewer saw him at the baseball stadium urinals, then as the viewer went past the urinal sk was at there was what looked like brake fluid dot 5.1, he was surprised as he expected dot 3, as sk is no longer a show room model and has turned the tacho fully at least once, I guess with all the TVclip money, he can afford to go for a upgrade to this side of the millennium, old body new circa 2018 parts with in,

  • Tamiya Fan
    Tamiya Fan 2 days ago

    The heated battery story is a bit fishy. Batteries already get really hot when fast charging to the point the cooling system is used to cool them down and keep them safe. Heating the packs also happens in some brands in cold weather to keep them performing at their best but durn use they create enough heat to not need constant heating even in really cold weather.

  • spacemen200
    spacemen200 2 days ago

    anybody noticed the cat cushions? lol

  • William Iannucci
    William Iannucci 2 days ago

    You're a good man Scotty in a crooked system with greedy bastards and selfish men you hang in there look up and call on Jesus Christ four new Heaven and Earth is coming very soon God bless you good buddy and thank you for all your help you are more American the 95% of The Americans that were born here cheers

  • German M.
    German M. 2 days ago

    Scotty, which make/model car do you recommend to buy as a hybrid 2019 ??

  • Eric Ouellette
    Eric Ouellette 2 days ago

    One reason I won't ever buy a new or newer vehicle. I don't need all the nanny things they have in vehicles now days. If I had the money I buy a 70s ford pickup and rebuild it. No electronics to worry about simple and easy to fix. Plus can't get a manual transmission no more in new trucks now days.

  • WireTamer
    WireTamer 2 days ago

    Your property is your property and you have a RIGHT to repair or modify your property as us see fit. Sure, manufactures have a right to avoid responsibility if modifications or repairs go pair shaped, but NOT if they fix a design flaw and were ESSENTIAL to the practical use of the item.
    Repair is noble!

  • Adam A D Johnson
    Adam A D Johnson 3 days ago

    Scotty, what do you drive ?

  • tjonesauto
    tjonesauto 3 days ago

    Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a real thing.

    TADEUSZ KUCHTA 3 days ago

    good video Scotty !!!

  • wubreactor
    wubreactor 3 days ago

    Cause your getting old

  • angelo crisostomo
    angelo crisostomo 3 days ago