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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  • 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 ►

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal  1 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.

    • Black Opal
      Black Opal  2 days back

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

  • AllMine Awesome Things
    AllMine Awesome Things  2 hours back

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

    • Erik Capozzi
      Erik Capozzi  4 hours back

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

      • FunGames
        FunGames  8 hours 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  9 hours back

          Cool stuff Scotty!

          • Joe's Auto Electric
            Joe's Auto Electric  9 hours 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  9 hours 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  11 hours back

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

                • Matthew Green
                  Matthew Green  11 hours back

                  Right to repair.

                  • ABDUL KHAN
                    ABDUL KHAN  16 hours 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  17 hours back

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

                      • Daniel J
                        Daniel J  17 hours back


                        • x2xtreme360
                          x2xtreme360  18 hours back

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

                          • Marcus Taylor
                            Marcus Taylor  19 hours 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  19 hours 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  19 hours 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  21 hours back

                                  I just took a snapchat of my VIN

                                  • atl growganics
                                    atl growganics  24 hours back

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

                                    • Mark Christopher
                                      Mark Christopher  1 days back

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

                                      • Tony Mata
                                        Tony Mata  1 days back

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

                                        • alf
                                          alf  1 days back

                                          Just dont buy their crap

                                          • Jason Sierchio
                                            Jason Sierchio  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 days back

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

                                                    • Trampuskeen Keen
                                                      Trampuskeen Keen  1 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  2 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  2 days back

                                                                          This is why I drive a 98 Jeep wrangler

                                                                          • dave dimartino
                                                                            dave dimartino  2 days back

                                                                            Flip cars .

                                                                            • PanamaSabroso
                                                                              PanamaSabroso  2 days back

                                                                              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 back

                                                                                Sounds like car manufacturers are becoming like Apple.

                                                                                • B jacker
                                                                                  B jacker  2 days back

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

                                                                                  • Johsel Rivera
                                                                                    Johsel Rivera  2 days back

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

                                                                                    • Moon Pie
                                                                                      Moon Pie  2 days back

                                                                                      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 back

                                                                                          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 back

                                                                                            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 back

                                                                                              GM garbage, hes right.

                                                                                              • smartchip
                                                                                                smartchip  2 days back

                                                                                                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 YouTube money, he can afford to go for a upgrade to this side of the millennium, old body new circa 2018 parts with in,