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

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 IRgos. 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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Tuesday: Auto repair video
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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
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  1. Scotty Kilmer

    Scotty Kilmerپیش 13 روز

    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 ►

  2. Fraser MacMillan

    Fraser MacMillanپیش 7 روز

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

  3. Black Opal

    Black Opalپیش 9 روز

    @Brizuh K 👍 💖🌎, ☮️

  4. Brizuh K

    Brizuh Kپیش 9 روز

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

  5. Black Opal

    Black Opalپیش 9 روز

    ** 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.

  6. Ryan Smith

    Ryan Smithپیش 9 روز

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

  7. Emerald lx

    Emerald lxپیش 9 ساعت

    Voiding your warranty is not new .

  8. b43n70n

    b43n70nپیش 11 ساعت

    I had a Suburban that would pull to the right randomly but the dealer charged me $215.00 each time to fix it. They never fixed it completely so I finally traded it in on a pickup.

  9. Debra Simms

    Debra Simmsپیش 12 ساعت

    You Scotty , have become my trusted resource for Automobile Advice Thank you ,deb🚴⬅️my car

  10. Andrew Mullett

    Andrew Mullettپیش 23 ساعت

    Scotty have you seen the perfect truck it's called 2020 Isuzu d max just seen it they though of everything looks real good

  11. luisito 713

    luisito 713پیش روز

    planned obsolescence. Great podcast by "stuff you should know". Listen to it and trust me it'll change the way you think about products.

  12. John Bergez

    John Bergezپیش روز

    If you get sick you can go to a doctor of your choice but if your car breaks down..........

  13. John Bergez

    John Bergezپیش روز

    So what happens if I buy a car, it breaks down and I take it to a “Scottie” who works next door to me but he can’t fix it because the manufacturer won’t give him the info and the “authorized” repair shop is five hundred miles away?

  14. Frankie Geist

    Frankie Geistپیش روز

    Start a petition!!

  15. Qusin111

    Qusin111پیش 2 روز

    what are you saying? if the "under warranty" car is not "serviced for free at the dealer" the warrantee is voided? how is this an issue?

  16. Dylan vanogle

    Dylan vanogleپیش 2 روز


  17. robert mccully

    robert mccullyپیش 2 روز

    Anybody that believes that cars will ever drive themselves,, call me.... I have a warehouse full cheap.

  18. WilsonBlock100 Radio

    WilsonBlock100 Radioپیش 2 روز

    When your dad knows social media better than his kids

  19. Larry Maloney

    Larry Maloneyپیش 2 روز

    What catches fire at 140 degrees?

  20. Larry Maloney

    Larry Maloneyپیش 2 روز

    NO SCOTTY, manufacturers don't make most of their money fixing cars, not parts not service. They make bundle building cars. Cars are much smaller, lighter, and much is replaced with cheap electronics but still cost much more. Wake up, Scotty.

  21. Larry Maloney

    Larry Maloneyپیش 2 روز

    You got it wrong this time, Scotty. Agreed, auto dealers should not say "only we are qualified to work on this car" solely to get all the business. But now we are in a gray area and all are walking on eggshells. Do you want the responsibility of fixing the auto-drive system on a Tesla or Caddy? When it wrecks are you prepared to testify in court why it wasn't your fault? Scotty, you say, "The information should be readily available, especially with safety things, like this." Really? Medical books are readily available, Do you want me operating on your heart? I promise I'll use "all the special equipment." I'll find a place to cram every tube. Doctors are certified after training for specialties. Don't you think your life should be in the hands of certified technicians fixing safety components and systems on vehicles? Will Scotty Kilmer recognize a programming bug? Manufacturers need some breathing room and experience under their belt before Scotting Kilmer gets a crack at certifying a vehicle's auto-drive system is "factory correct." My opinion is the auto-drive features are too much too soon. But I don't make the rules. Neither do you. Think about it, Scotty.

  22. systemmax2000

    systemmax2000پیش 3 روز

    Sounds like Apple. Right to repair your own device.

  23. Jacob Dorn

    Jacob Dornپیش 3 روز

    Warrantys. I got married to a woman and thats enough. I buy used.

  24. Christopher Shepherd

    Christopher Shepherdپیش 3 روز

    I got 2000 monte Carol that when you stopped or barely moving you can barely turn the steering wheel. What could it be you think?

  25. Donald D

    Donald Dپیش 3 روز

    They don’t even offer a reach around!

  26. ronlees

    ronleesپیش 3 روز

    I can't be a mechanic because of dumb owners. One example, person asked to have a new timing belt installed. During the installation i suggested that the water pump needs to be replaced because it was going bad. They said NO, i said it needs to be done and now is the time to do it. This engine used the timing belt to operate the pump. Well a month later the pump gave out and they were mad at me for their bad decision.

  27. drain the swamp 2.0

    drain the swamp 2.0پیش 3 روز

    I got a 2019 Silverado and the booster went out yesterday the truck has 5000 miles on it and the recall has already been fixed before there was 6 miles on it. they told me they cant get me a loaner for 2 to 3 days and they said just be careful. champion Chevrolet Fowlerville, Michigan

  28. 76

    76پیش 4 روز

    Scotty you must be a Democrat!! Lol

  29. Timmyc4t

    Timmyc4tپیش 4 روز

    Scotty is the BEST !

  30. veerraju tv

    veerraju tvپیش 4 روز

    Really as you said it has become very big problem,keeping the technical information about vehicles in secret. Not allowing the independent mechanics to learn and work upon cars. Even today We are finding it very difficult to get Service manuals of Newly launched Cars or Old cars. Car companies want to continue mint money through their authorized service stations. This is very BAD. No Democracy.

  31. Will Carter

    Will Carterپیش 5 روز

    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.

  32. Michael John Renzi

    Michael John Renziپیش 5 روز

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

  33. Larry Dommer

    Larry Dommerپیش 5 روز

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

  34. Brian Palmer

    Brian Palmerپیش 5 روز

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

  35. PMFL

    PMFLپیش 5 روز

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

  36. Leon Normand

    Leon Normandپیش 5 روز

    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...

  37. theawaitinggargoyle

    theawaitinggargoyleپیش 5 روز

    I like how you sound like Joe Pesci.

  38. Porsche924Tim

    Porsche924Timپیش 6 روز

    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...

  39. happios

    happiosپیش 6 روز

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

  40. Trigger Warning

    Trigger Warningپیش 6 روز

    Absolutely hate the new cars 👎

  41. Tom Stidham

    Tom Stidhamپیش 6 روز

    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.

  42. Austin Orr

    Austin Orrپیش 6 روز

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

  43. Royce Lilienstern

    Royce Liliensternپیش 6 روز

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

  44. Allen Anderson

    Allen Andersonپیش 6 روز

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

  45. Larry Maloney

    Larry Maloneyپیش 2 روز

    Right, your granddad said he never use seat belts. His father swore he's never using an automatic transmission. They all believed themselves.

  46. J Louis

    J Louisپیش 6 روز

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

  47. Millennium Productions

    Millennium Productionsپیش 6 روز

    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!!

  48. HighSierraOverland

    HighSierraOverlandپیش 6 روز

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

  49. John Kocolowski

    John Kocolowskiپیش 6 روز

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

  50. Baris Metin

    Baris Metinپیش 6 روز

    bmw liked this video! :D

  51. betatalk357

    betatalk357پیش 7 روز

    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.

  52. Sudipta Sarania

    Sudipta Saraniaپیش 7 روز

    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

  53. antonio rodriguez

    antonio rodriguezپیش 7 روز

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

  54. demonetization

    demonetizationپیش 7 روز


  55. Barry Bretz

    Barry Bretzپیش 7 روز

    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.

  56. Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworks

    Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworksپیش 7 روز

    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!

  57. A Fat Bird

    A Fat Birdپیش 7 روز

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

  58. J Shaw

    J Shawپیش 7 روز

    His thumbnails crack me up

  59. Windy City Rideshare

    Windy City Rideshareپیش 7 روز

    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?

  60. Joseph Klimchock

    Joseph Klimchockپیش 7 روز

    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........

  61. AllMine Awesome Things

    AllMine Awesome Thingsپیش 8 روز

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

  62. Erik Capozzi

    Erik Capozziپیش 8 روز

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

  63. FunGames

    FunGamesپیش 8 روز

    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.

  64. mogynamite008

    mogynamite008پیش 8 روز

    Cool stuff Scotty!

  65. Joe's Auto Electric

    Joe's Auto Electricپیش 8 روز

    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.

  66. worseto1

    worseto1پیش 8 روز

    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.