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  • Published on May 14, 2019
  • This Will Destroy Your Car, DIY and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Car maintenance fails. New cars vs old cars and how to maintain them. 5 things you should never do in a new car. Why modern cars require different maintenance than older cars. What not to do to your car if you want it to last a long time. Car maintenance tips for newer cars. How new cars work compared to old cars. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.
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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer  Month ago +348

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    • rdxut
      rdxut 5 days ago

      @Janson Gander thank you

    • Janson Gander
      Janson Gander 6 days ago

      @rdxut Cars made since 1999 to now, they've been built with computers for nearly 30 years. But only the ones made from 2003 upwards are made with excessive amounts of sensors and computers, in general. So, 20 years basically.

    • Justin Tame
      Justin Tame 14 days ago

      @DO NOT SUBSCRIBE OR YOU WILL BE HACKED i have a 2013 dodge dart 1.4. I have 151,000 miles and have only just had to replace the front wheel bearings. If yours are going out more than once or twice within 70 to 100,000 miles there's definitely another cause besides just being bad bearings. I wish i knew the answer for you. Alignment is good? You have stock rims? Do you drive down very bumpy roads frequently? Travel on the interstate frequently? How's the suspension, ball joints, etc? These things I'd be looking into and considering if I was going through wheel bearings. But yes, I suppose if your buying the same replacement wheel bearings and they keep failing there could be a possibility that they aren't made well.

    • Omar Terrazas
      Omar Terrazas 23 days ago

      So be it

    • hphoto
      hphoto 26 days ago

      Had to jump start a Tesla once. Man, I was there for hours!

  • Zakir Anderson
    Zakir Anderson 5 hours ago +2

    Bringing us old farts upto speed. 10/10

  • Zakir Anderson
    Zakir Anderson 5 hours ago +1

    This guys enthusiasm is contagious, love it.

  • David Hunter
    David Hunter 15 hours ago

    I've been using NULON oil in my 2009 wrangler unlimited for 9 years. It uses some oil but it always has. 170,000 km on it now and I've never had to do anything to it. It just keeps going. Guess I'll keep using it.

  • Julian Brelsford

    One thing that bugs me is how in NJ (I typically go there a few times a month) the gas station attendants assume it's okay to top up the tank, in order to make a round number on my credit card purchase. Yeah, I'm buying with a credit card and they're still doing this. Nope. I buy gas in NJ maybe ten or twenty times per year and I don't want to risk problems with my car due to "topping off".

  • Jean Valgeant
    Jean Valgeant Day ago

    This must be a sort of american thing I auess :-)

  • ITSATRAP !
    ITSATRAP ! Day ago

    I should stop topping off when I gas up.

  • Erich Roberts
    Erich Roberts Day ago

    another recommendation by manufacturers which can be found on most cars is oil weights to be used between seasons. example: 5w-30 for winter months, 10w-30 or 40 for summer months.

  • luis flores
    luis flores Day ago

    Every people should listed to your vídeo

  • David Mohr
    David Mohr Day ago +1

    The advice on jump starting and running without battery connected are very good tips plus all the rest as well Thanks for posting :-)

  • George Strickland
    George Strickland 2 days ago

    scottys so full of it its running out his ears,talks about General motors leaving the USA,when they build and sell more vehicles here than any other auto maker,he is so frekin in love with toyota he eats rice for breakfast,he hates General motors,once in a while he will say something good about Ford,but mostly just talks crap about how great yota is,give me a break,he dont know what he dont know lol

  • Phoenix NightOwl, Jr.

    To all of the "Generation-X'ers & "Millenials" out there who may think this is overblown:
    IT'S NOT!
    It happens; "I've been there & had it happen when the road service truck was jumping the car, and the battery DID go BANG!". (The battery was a "flooded-cell" type, which caused the "acid-in-water" electrolyte to spray everywhere; I'd been across the street when it happened, & went over to see if there was a fire or if anyone was hurt; after making sure there was no immediate damage to people or anything else, I told the car-owner to go to the nearest water hose, and (while keeping water out of the air-intake & anywhere else that could be damaged by having water sprayed into or onto it), hose down everyplace that wouldn't be damaged by the water. He didn't believe me, & a week later, half of the sheet-metal under the hood was rotted-out from the sulfuric acid residue.
    I've had an (unknown to me at the time) incorrect battery explode (like, Ka-BOOM!"), under me on my old Harley-Davidson after being on the highway for an hour in the summertime, & had stopped to see if a friend was home, which he wasn't. When I hit the starter button to re-start the bike, (I'd always preferred the "kick-starter", except for this once), I still thank goodness, (& Wm. Harley for the battery-cover he'd designed onto that bike, which was why I didn't know the battery wasn't an "FLH"-battery to begin with), for that wide seat!
    It turned out that the battery was far too small & had been for a Japanese bike, (which didn't vibrate the way my old H-D did), & an internal cell-connector had finally "given out" & cracked; so pressing that "starter-button" had caused enough current to try to go through the cracked link that it "lit up", & ignited the Hydrogen & Oxygen in the top of the battery, causing the gases at the top of each cell to explode, & the explosions went from the "bad" connector & cell to the next cell(s), until it had "blown out" all of the cell-separators.
    My jeans had immediately turned into "speedos", but there was enough there for me to run to a neighbors' water-hose, & I hosed the acid off of everything, while the baking-soda, (which I'd always kept a few pounds of everywhere: at home, in the car, in the bikes' saddle-bags, & anywhere else I could think of to keep some), & had liberally sprinkled it on everything wet, starting with my legs, & following it with the water-hose, until it finally stopped "fizzing" that "sulfur"-odor.
    On a different occasion, I saw another guy looking directly into the battery water-filler-holes when the jumper-cables were incorrectly connected between his car & a car with a charged battery, by someone else who was "helping" him, which caused the acid in his "not-quite dead" battery to boil & spray directly into his face, {that's why they tell you to ALWAYS have & USE safety glasses at a minimum when working anywhere near those batteries, which this guy hadn't done}. Fortunately for him, there was a VFD across the street with the bay-doors open, so we dragged him inside to an "eye-wash" basin on the wall, & washed his eyes for 15 minutes, (then someone else there put him in the ambulance & took him over to the local hospital for a more thorough "check-up", which is why he can still see OK today.)
    I've learned to be VERY respectful of the chemistry in batteries, since they really CAN and DO "blow up in your face" (or worse)! The factories have to put all of those warnings on every battery they make; they're not free, & it takes time to make sure they're on properly, so PAY ATTENTION to them!
    Scotty, keep up these very well-done videos, but point out to the "youngsters" out there, that while you may have your glasses on, you're normally NOT working on anything at the time, you're making the video, & that when DOING the work, BE CAREFUL!
    When working on something like a high-current battery, or a spinning engine, or explosive fuels, etc., one SHOULD be wearing an acid-proof apron & face-shield, "sans jewelry", & keep a water-hose, baking-soda, a phone with the local emergency-services number on "speed-dial" within reach, etc., while doing any kind of automotive work, & NEVER trust only a hydraulic jack to hold up a car while you're under it; use "jack-stands"!
    There are enough people who have "pieces missing", or who can't see properly, if at all, from a "little mistake" like that; so while you're being informative, also be "safety-aware" & "spread the word"!
    (Ding!)

  • Manly Bean
    Manly Bean 2 days ago

    I just unsubscribes from top gear😘

  • Macht Nichts Sei Mann

    Simple Questions ( that gets different answers from different mechanacis I've asked ): If my current tires are 44 PSI Max, but the original vehicle manufacturer suggestion on the inside door sticker is 32 PSI, which one do I go with? If I go with 44 PSI Max, should they only be inflated to 40 PSI to give some leeway for hotter temperatures? 36 PSI?

  • Ryon Brand
    Ryon Brand 2 days ago

    The only “modern” cars that you should premix are Wankel engines, RX-7, RX-8, Eunos cosmo...

  • Ryon Brand
    Ryon Brand 2 days ago

    When I jump start someone’s car, I connect the jumper cables to their car first, then to mine, then they start their car and I disconnect the cables, I never leave them connected for longer than 15-20 seconds.

  • GeekPR-1977
    GeekPR-1977 2 days ago +1

    Damn, I've done some of these things, and know a LOT of folks that have done these things also!

  • kingcrumpet
    kingcrumpet 2 days ago

    Yeah no worries I'll just ask the good Samaritan who's stopped to jump start me to wait 10 minutes. Not practical.

  • Thisor Scaff
    Thisor Scaff 3 days ago +2

    Love it, you sound like tom Kenny some times, you should do voice work

  • John Hickman
    John Hickman 3 days ago +1

    Scotty is a national asset. He must be protected.

    • paystyles
      paystyles 3 days ago

      Agree hes like
      Family
      I can tell hes sober in this video
      Gotta luv Uncle Scotty

  • DoctorArt PhD
    DoctorArt PhD 3 days ago

    Can we discuss vapor lock and the best way to stop this when this occurs ? Thank you. My 1988 Wrangler (straight 6 cyl) seems to be hard to start in SUMMER time sometimes, after running a while, like going to the store. Is there a way to insulate the fuel line ?

  • DoctorArt PhD
    DoctorArt PhD 3 days ago

    I have seen a battery explode a few years ago, due to connecting battery cables incorrectly.

  • CryptoConservativeJason

    your all wrong scotty. I see your used to pre 2017 cars. After 2017 cars need to be cross jumped parallel. Red to black and black to red.

  • Jacob
    Jacob 4 days ago

    Scotty, clean your damn garage!!

  • The Bee Guy
    The Bee Guy 4 days ago +3

    Modern cars past the year 2008 are computerized junk.

  • tommy d
    tommy d 4 days ago

    Hey Scotty, love the videos! I've put Marvel Mystery Oil every so often in both the gas tank & in the crankcase & my cars seemed to have run great (PPV's years 2007-2014). Do you recommend NOT using that? Thanks!

  • deni 745
    deni 745 4 days ago

    Dang, I’ve done most of those errors, now I know

  • j b
    j b 5 days ago +1

    ugh just bought something per your recommendation... gee thanks for the addiction

  • Frank Winkhorst
    Frank Winkhorst 5 days ago

    Watching these videos will destroy your brain.

  • Waqar.maqsood Maqsood

    He dont know about car only waesting the time of peopels

  • Waqar.maqsood Maqsood

    This baledy basterd unnessesry barking like dog

  • HondaMan Vtec
    HondaMan Vtec 5 days ago

    He forgot to say. If you drive a Audi.

  • Vencedor Uberstar
    Vencedor Uberstar 5 days ago

    The tires I buy for my car say 30-40 psi, my car's manual says 33 psi, but I always put in 36 psi I like a happy medium.

  • The Ghost
    The Ghost 5 days ago

    one big problem I have found is people don't know the difference between general use grade valve and injector cleaner and the professional grade valve and injector cleaner. don't ever put the professional grade stuff into your tank, it will melt and damage anything made out of some plastics and some rubbers. And that includes some of these modern plastic fuel tanks. They are used in stand alone cleaning units that are plugged straight into the fuel rail and your normal tank is bypassed to feed back into itself. I have had 2 times someone has somehow got their hands on the professional stuff and done a tonne of damage to their cars.

  • michael cipperley
    michael cipperley 6 days ago

    TOTALLY AGREE. THATS WHY MODERN CARS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • supa dupa
    supa dupa 6 days ago

    I have a 2017 sentra, 40K miles... and I accidentally topped off the gas tank. Usually when it's close to the paid amount, the pump stops or slows down so i kept pumping and then squirt went the gas out my tank.
    This was a one time mistake. Should I be ok or have the shop check the evap canister?

  • Trevor Graham Welch
    Trevor Graham Welch 6 days ago +2

    Ok Ok We’re Not Deaf , Stop Yelling !

  • Bill Hill
    Bill Hill 6 days ago

    I had a battery explode in my 21 yo face when I was an ag mechanic. That sucked.

  • leathernluv
    leathernluv 6 days ago +1

    My stepdad used to check batteries by sparking a wrench on the terminals. A few years ago (after 40 years of doing this) he had one blow up. He was leaning over the battery, and the explosion hit him in the chest and covered him in acid nearly blinding him permanently. BE CAREFUL OF SPARKS NEAR A BATTERY!

  • Electric
    Electric 6 days ago

    Gasoline also acts as a coolant for fuel pumps another reason to not drive with extremely low gas

  • RA Zuniga
    RA Zuniga 6 days ago

    Wow I can’t believe my car is still running 😬

  • Jose Barahona
    Jose Barahona 6 days ago +5

    Scotty rocks, mannnn what a dude! 😎

  • Nigel Grellington
    Nigel Grellington 7 days ago

    Definitely use the same brand oil you’ve always used. I’ve put GTX synthetic oil to two cars now that I got new and one is at 240k and the other is at 101k no engine issues.

  • Swamp fox 1776
    Swamp fox 1776 7 days ago

    Scotty seems like he’s been sipping grandpas cough elixir

  • alan stepp
    alan stepp 7 days ago

    @scottykilmer Unless u have a rotary engine. But they make premix for that.

  • Zerpician
    Zerpician 7 days ago

    Many local gas stations now offer cheaper gas if you pay cash. Even, Shell, Exxon... So, often, I find myself trying to put more gas in after it shuts off so I don't have to go back and get the change.

  • Norm W.
    Norm W. 7 days ago

    Outstanding video. I shared it with family and friends to prevent break downs and care for their cars. Your explanations are spot on and easy to understand. I never knew that the service car should not be running when jumping a car--vital information. Tips on preserving modern electrical systems are always appreciated.

  • NEWENGLANDER
    NEWENGLANDER 7 days ago

    Hi Scotty, I have a year 2000 Holden Rodeo ute which I think was sold in the US as an Isuzu Trooper or something like that. It has the 3.2 litre injected engine. I'm in Australia by the way. Anyhow, in the handbook, for a jump start, they recommend leaving the car you are jumping off running while you try to start your engine. When your engine starts, they say leave the leads connected for three minutes while both engines are running. Then disconnect while both engines are running. So maybe something was different with the vehicle computers back in the 2000's or something. I have jump started my vehicle doing what they say in the book and no harm has come to the battery or the electrics as far as I know. So I guess everyone should read their handbook to get the correct way to do things! Thanks for your tips Scotty.

  • Alexis Tudor
    Alexis Tudor 7 days ago

    What are you officially calling "modern"?

  • John Foley
    John Foley 7 days ago

    What about Marvel Mystery Oil a few ounces in the gas tank. They say it's ok.

  • Benilton Maia
    Benilton Maia 7 days ago

    the best thing is just see you talking....!!!! ---kkkkk You are great!

  • John Foley
    John Foley 7 days ago

    Save your car, don't "REV YOUR ENGINES!!!!"

  • Mr Gunslinger
    Mr Gunslinger 7 days ago

    1:52 well damn. Back than I tried like you said it first and it didn't work. Than I tried like you told not to. It did work. Turns out I almost blew myself up. Great.

  • Sourav Bhattacharyya
    Sourav Bhattacharyya 7 days ago +2

    U are the best car doc,I love listening u giving useful tips by moving your hand in an excited way

  • JigglyPuffins
    JigglyPuffins 7 days ago +15

    Never stop making these videos Scotty you're a legend

  • dlewisa
    dlewisa 7 days ago

    Are you considered a hoarder, Scotty? That building looks awfully full.

  • paul allen
    paul allen 7 days ago +2

    You're GOD send ,thank you so much, keep up the good work

  • Jonathan Wells
    Jonathan Wells 7 days ago

    Wells done, well paced, filmed and edited !

  • zippy
    zippy 7 days ago

    I love this guy.

  • Derek Frankovich
    Derek Frankovich 7 days ago +4

    Literally.... I wish i lived in Texas because I would totally have you as a mechanic. Bonus points for knowledge factor.

  • jay cousland
    jay cousland 7 days ago

    Stay away from new cars-done!I appreciate your honesty-can be a rare trait in your business!

  • J Pol
    J Pol 8 days ago

    Also, just like most of the other you tubers making videos, you don't leave any way to contact you directly without using social media, which many people are shying away from now days. Please do yourself a favor and open a new email address just for this purpose, from any provider such as, Yahoo, Gmail, etc. Etc.. And put it at the end of your video descriptions, because I got a million dollar idea for you, that I was going to email you about, but alas..no damn email address to contact you. Ain't that a bite. Jpol. I'M SERIOUS.

  • Looza
    Looza 8 days ago

    I change batteries in every new car at work while its running i dont get what you are saying we arnt driving fighter jets

  • Michael Brown
    Michael Brown 8 days ago

    i have a 93 chevy 5.7 says 5w30 but ive always used 10w30 with no problems

  • ke6gwf
    ke6gwf 8 days ago

    Making the final connection near the dead battery is the worst, because it's most likely to be putting out lots of hydrogen.
    The correct way to hook up jumper cables is dead positive, dead negative, charged positive, charged ground point.
    Reverse this order to disconnect.
    Also, by connecting to charged battery first, you have the loose ends of the cables now hot, so more chances of big sparks.
    Connect to the dead battery first, and the cable ends won't be welding anything.

  • ke6gwf
    ke6gwf 8 days ago

    There is no problem with having two cars connected and running, any more than there is a problem on vehicles like police cars that have dual alternators.
    And if you have a totally dead battery, it actually is easier on your electrical system to have it connected to a good battery, so that the alternator isn't trying to push into a totally dead battery.

  • Al Bore
    Al Bore 8 days ago

    Scotty taught Beto O'Rourke all of the Hand Jive He Uses When He Speaks !
    GOOD JOB SCOTTY !

  • thecosmicsnail
    thecosmicsnail 9 days ago

    Scotty! I want to buy you a beer and hang out some night. Where are you located and who is with me?

  • 4/18 lopez
    4/18 lopez 9 days ago

    He connects the negative cable to the positive on the battery...🤣😂

  • curlywolfone
    curlywolfone 9 days ago

    Well, I’ve been doing everything wrong!😱

  • Lawrence Rasmus
    Lawrence Rasmus 9 days ago

    Do a video on the crappy GM passlock system 1, 2 and 3

  • C3H5NO33HO3
    C3H5NO33HO3 9 days ago

    YOU ARE AWESOME, SCOTTY!!!!!

  • Steve Buxton
    Steve Buxton 9 days ago

    Irritates the crap out of me , but can’t fault him , thumbs up all sound .

  • brucemercer
    brucemercer 9 days ago

    How OLD or How NEW is a Modern Car? I have 3 different Cars from the Mid-90's. Are they NEW enough to be considered Modern Cars? I would think not... but them IDK.

  • TexasScout Noneofyourbusiness

    I have seen several battery explosions in my life while jumping a car. Both of them were caused by a loose plate inside the battery and an internal spark when we tried to jump the car

  • Caul Campbell
    Caul Campbell 9 days ago

    Great advice thanks

  • Jered Wayne
    Jered Wayne 9 days ago

    Very good one learned something new today thanks Scotty!!!

  • weaktech
    weaktech 9 days ago

    so, basically; never run your car while giving someone a jump start? turn off your car when giving a jump start? pls hlp.

  • Anne Bradley
    Anne Bradley 9 days ago

    Great, great tips! THANK YOU, SCOTTY!

  • Nathan Heaney
    Nathan Heaney 9 days ago

    what about valve saving fluid for 70 series old cars

  • Mark Tinney
    Mark Tinney 9 days ago +2

    Holy crap! I'm an old man and after watching this video I sure won't be doing a lot of things that I thought were okay. Thanks for setting me straight on these procedures that I have been doing wrong.

  • M1abrams2009
    M1abrams2009 9 days ago

    Scotty. Love your videos. But I think the jumper clamping order you demonstrated isn’t a safe method - the user ends up with two electrically charged clamps in their hands with potential for those LIVE clamps touching each other and/or the user(!).
    The safest clamping order is to first clamp the positive on the good battery to the positive on the dead battery; then negative on the good battery to a ground on the other car. This way there is only one live clamp being handles at a time. Cheers!

  • Cisco B Castro
    Cisco B Castro 10 days ago

    Scotty if you have a garage sale i will defetnetly buy something ☺

  • James Siebold
    James Siebold 10 days ago

    I always thought you were supposed to disconnect the positive battery cable not the negative.

    • Joshua Rutter
      Joshua Rutter 9 days ago

      James Siebold lots of bad information out there

  • Dan Hornaday
    Dan Hornaday 10 days ago

    Good info about the evaporation system. Will be sure to not over fill any more.

  • Michael Ingling
    Michael Ingling 10 days ago

    You mentioned a lot about electronics in cars. Is there anything not run by computers in the modern car? In your opinion are some parts better run mechanically than electronically (if that makes sense)?

  • Richard Mercer
    Richard Mercer 10 days ago

    Still have trouble with people bumping up to a heavier oil viscosity, had one guy ruin a new pick up, he was an old school "change is bad" heavy equipment mechanic,, yep,, he used 15w-40 for the first oil change on his 5w-20 pick up. Took out the cams and cam phasers. Heads reworked, new cams, cam phasers and cam actuators. Yep you guessed it,, next oil change he did 5w-30,,,, it took longer but same result as the 15w-40. He even ignored the code P1521 when the parts store scanned his truck for the check engine and he kept driving, took about 600 miles on the 5w-30 to ruin the engine again, and just a little over 20 miles with 15w-40. I refused to repair the truck again for any amount of money. I heard the Dealer took it back on a trade for another new truck.

  • New World Orde
    New World Orde 10 days ago

    Scotty: How to fill up a car tire
    Also Scotty: How filling up your tire is ruining the car!!!??

  • Champion Playerdo
    Champion Playerdo 10 days ago

    VERY INFORMATIVE! love the details. keep up the great work

  • Mooncut
    Mooncut 10 days ago

    When it comes to using battery jumper cables, first insure the electrical systems of both cars are negatively grounded -- Do this by following the cables from the negative terminals of both batteries to where they are grounded to their respective engines. These cables are relatively short. It's preferable that the engine in the car with the good battery not be running and that you first disconnect the cables at the terminals of the good battery before hooking up jumper cables. This disconnects all of the electronics from the donor car so they cannot be damaged -- note there will be a relatively short "learning" period for the electronics when the battery is reinserted and you may need to reset your radio stations but it's better than damaging something. NEVER connect both clamps at one end of the jumper cables to the good battery first, as Scotty said, because the clamps at the other end of the cable may touch and short out your good battery -- perhaps even exploding it! The correct way is to connect the jumper's red clamp to the good battery's positive terminal and then the red clamp at the other end of the jumper cable to the drained battery's positive terminal. Then connect the jumper's black clamp to the donor battery's negative terminal then the black clamp at the other end of the jumper cable to a good ground on the disabled car that is as far away from the battery as possible, so as Scotty said, you don't ignite any hydrogen gas which is likely to hover around the drained battery! Crank the disabled car's engine until it starts, then keep it running. As it runs, remove the clamps in the reverse order you installed them. Lastly, hook up your good battery. I, for one, would only jumper another car's battery if it was a matter of life or death, given the serious electronics involved in today's cars. Call AAA. (The red/black clamp convention just insures you don't mix up connections -- electrically they are the same. If the donor car battery has side mounted terminals, you may not be able to connect the jumper clamps to them without keeping the cables attached -- I carry threaded bolts for this very purpose.)

  • Dusto
    Dusto 10 days ago

    I always thought you grounded the negative cable on a piece of metal so it isn’t a full circuit. Power’s only going in to the dead car

    • Mooncut
      Mooncut 10 days ago

      Connecting the jumper cable clamp to a good ground on the disabled car completes starting and ignition circuits in that car. Follow the short cable from the negative battery terminal to the ground point on the engine. All of the electrical circuits on the car depend on that ground path back to the battery (except the alternator). Electrically, it doesn't matter whether you connect directly to the negative battery terminal or to another good ground because they are connected together. Safety-wise to avoid a battery explosion, it does matter! Note that starting an engine pulls a lot of current from the battery, so the connection needs to be to a solid ground point (bolt, bracket, etc.) and not some dinky little ground wire.

  • Joshua Fite
    Joshua Fite 10 days ago

    Fascinating.

  • thelaneman
    thelaneman 10 days ago +3

    So basically....just drive something from the 70's...modern cars are junk

    • cameron
      cameron 9 days ago

      Well they were built better back then.

  • Riveriux Phenom
    Riveriux Phenom 10 days ago

    Didn't quite understand the tire part

  • GreenhouseGrower
    GreenhouseGrower 10 days ago +1

    Hey, Scotty. This is all great advice, and vital information. Thanks for helping us protect our cars and save money. I use one of the LI-ION battery jumpers when I need to jump. I think everyone should own one, they work so well.

  • Adam Wiggins
    Adam Wiggins 10 days ago

    Me: "I follow every manufacturer recommendation when it comes to my car. I even err on the side of caution."
    Scotty: "DON'T DO THAT! YOU'RE GONNA RUIN YOUR CAR!"

  • Greg Kie
    Greg Kie 10 days ago

    Never too old to learn to learn something. Scotty, thanks, for the info on the Carbon Canister.

  • Benjamin Bennett
    Benjamin Bennett 10 days ago

    Almost all them items you listed you made a mistake. Please your jumping a car segment was a complete trainwreck, everything you stated was incorrect.

  • Oscar Diaz
    Oscar Diaz 10 days ago

    I found this channel 2 weeks before I bought a Tesla. I still watch tho!

    • Joshua Rutter
      Joshua Rutter 9 days ago

      Oscar Diaz uh oh how’s the depreciation on a Tesla? I believe Hydrogen is the future.

  • billybbob18
    billybbob18 10 days ago

    Theres nothing wrong with charging a battery in another vehicle. Just remove a battery terminal from the dead car.