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  2 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  4 days back

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

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal  4 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  4 days back

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

  • Will Carter
    Will Carter  2 hours back

    If the car manufacturers could get away with it, they'd scrub the word "mechanic" from our memories and replace it with a "certified technician".

    The problem started with consumer protection and ASE certifications, aka government intervention.

    • Michael John Renzi
      Michael John Renzi  2 hours back

      Are you a cat or dog person. Haha... love the couch !! haha

      • Larry Dommer
        Larry Dommer  3 hours back

        I didn't know you were a mechanic. I thought you were a comedian. Your videos always make me laugh.

        • Brian Palmer
          Brian Palmer  3 hours back

          Adore your videos Scott . I don't like over statement... like on this one.

          • PMFL
            PMFL  4 hours back

            I see a lot of your videos and only today i noticed you are a cat person. 😃

            • Leon Normand
              Leon Normand  7 hours back

              6 months into a 3-year lease of a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek (best car I've ever had). I drive 20K miles/year in Upper Michigan and this early winter proved out the AWD control and stability I was looking for. You actually have to control the tendency to OVERDRIVE the car - because it can GO like a mother, but it can't STOP like a mother. Considering snow tires just to get better stopping power in the snow. Downsides: Defroster is underpowered - and, while you can Remote Start the car in full defost mode that mode doesn't seem to be available via the selector knob. Weird. Also, on a dry road I had a pickup turn left in front of me, plenty of room - but it didn't clear the LEFT lane fast enough for the Eyesight System, which AGGRESSIVELY applied the brakes. I don't want a repeat on snow or ice...

              • theawaitinggargoyle
                theawaitinggargoyle  9 hours back

                I like how you sound like Joe Pesci.

                • Porsche924Tim
                  Porsche924Tim  11 hours back

                  The consumer and independent mechanics are already protected by the Magnuson-Moss Act in 1975... dealers cannot void warranties if the work was done in a shop other than a dealer... this is not an issue. All good automotive mechanics should be aware of this...

                  • happios
                    happios  12 hours back

                    I wonder if Scotty can make a video with his hands tied behind his back 🤔

                    • Trigger Warning
                      Trigger Warning  14 hours back

                      Absolutely hate the new cars 👎

                      • Tom Stidham
                        Tom Stidham  15 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  18 hours back

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

                          • Royce Lilienstern
                            Royce Lilienstern  18 hours back

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

                            • Allen Anderson
                              Allen Anderson  20 hours back

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

                              • J Louis
                                J Louis  21 hours back

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

                                • Millennium Productions

                                  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  1 days back

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

                                    • John Kocolowski
                                      John Kocolowski  1 days back

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

                                      • Baris Metin
                                        Baris Metin  1 days back

                                        bmw liked this video! :D

                                        • betatalk357
                                          betatalk357  2 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  2 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  2 days back

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

                                              • demonetization
                                                demonetization  2 days back


                                                • Barry Bretz
                                                  Barry Bretz  2 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  3 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  3 days back

                                                                    Cool stuff Scotty!

                                                                    • Joe's Auto Electric
                                                                      Joe's Auto Electric  3 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  3 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  3 days back

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

                                                                          • Matthew Green
                                                                            Matthew Green  3 days back

                                                                            Right to repair.

                                                                            • ABDUL KHAN
                                                                              ABDUL KHAN  3 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  1 days 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  3 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  3 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 ..