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 KGwork. 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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  1. Scotty Kilmer

    Scotty Kilmer12 күн мурун

    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 MacMillan6 күн мурун

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

  3. Black Opal

    Black Opal7 күн мурун

    @Brizuh K 👍 💖🌎, ☮️

  4. Brizuh K

    Brizuh K8 күн мурун

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

  5. Black Opal

    Black Opal8 күн мурун

    ** 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 Smith8 күн мурун

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

  7. luisito 713

    luisito 71359 мүнөт мурун

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

  8. John Bergez

    John Bergez11 саат мурун

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

  9. John Bergez

    John Bergez11 саат мурун

    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?

  10. Frankie Geist

    Frankie Geist15 саат мурун

    Start a petition!!

  11. Qusin111

    Qusin11116 саат мурун

    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?

  12. Dylan vanogle

    Dylan vanogle23 саат мурун


  13. robert mccully

    robert mccullyКүн мурун

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

  14. WilsonBlock100 Radio

    WilsonBlock100 RadioКүн мурун

    When your dad knows social media better than his kids

  15. Larry Maloney

    Larry MaloneyКүн мурун

    What catches fire at 140 degrees?

  16. Larry Maloney

    Larry MaloneyКүн мурун

    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.

  17. Larry Maloney

    Larry MaloneyКүн мурун

    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.

  18. systemmax2000

    systemmax2000Күн мурун

    Sounds like Apple. Right to repair your own device.

  19. Jacob Dorn

    Jacob DornКүн мурун

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

  20. Christopher Shepherd

    Christopher Shepherd2 күн мурун

    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?

  21. Donald D

    Donald D2 күн мурун

    They don’t even offer a reach around!

  22. ronlees

    ronlees2 күн мурун

    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.

  23. drain the swamp 2.0

    drain the swamp 2.02 күн мурун

    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

  24. 76

    763 күн мурун

    Scotty you must be a Democrat!! Lol

  25. Timmyc4t

    Timmyc4t3 күн мурун

    Scotty is the BEST !

  26. veerraju tv

    veerraju tv3 күн мурун

    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.

  27. Will Carter

    Will Carter4 күн мурун

    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.

  28. Michael John Renzi

    Michael John Renzi4 күн мурун

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

  29. Larry Dommer

    Larry Dommer4 күн мурун

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

  30. Brian Palmer

    Brian Palmer4 күн мурун

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

  31. PMFL

    PMFL4 күн мурун

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

  32. Leon Normand

    Leon Normand4 күн мурун

    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...

  33. theawaitinggargoyle

    theawaitinggargoyle4 күн мурун

    I like how you sound like Joe Pesci.

  34. Porsche924Tim

    Porsche924Tim4 күн мурун

    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...

  35. happios

    happios4 күн мурун

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

  36. Trigger Warning

    Trigger Warning4 күн мурун

    Absolutely hate the new cars 👎

  37. Tom Stidham

    Tom Stidham4 күн мурун

    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.

  38. Austin Orr

    Austin Orr5 күн мурун

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

  39. Royce Lilienstern

    Royce Lilienstern5 күн мурун

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

  40. Allen Anderson

    Allen Anderson5 күн мурун

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

  41. Larry Maloney

    Larry MaloneyКүн мурун

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

  42. J Louis

    J Louis5 күн мурун

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

  43. Millennium Productions

    Millennium Productions5 күн мурун

    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!!

  44. HighSierraOverland

    HighSierraOverland5 күн мурун

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

  45. John Kocolowski

    John Kocolowski5 күн мурун

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

  46. Baris Metin

    Baris Metin5 күн мурун

    bmw liked this video! :D

  47. betatalk357

    betatalk3576 күн мурун

    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.

  48. Sudipta Sarania

    Sudipta Sarania6 күн мурун

    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

  49. antonio rodriguez

    antonio rodriguez6 күн мурун

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

  50. demonetization

    demonetization6 күн мурун


  51. Barry Bretz

    Barry Bretz6 күн мурун

    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.

  52. Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworks

    Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworks6 күн мурун

    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!

  53. A Fat Bird

    A Fat Bird6 күн мурун

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

  54. J Shaw

    J Shaw6 күн мурун

    His thumbnails crack me up

  55. Windy City Rideshare

    Windy City Rideshare6 күн мурун

    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?

  56. Joseph Klimchock

    Joseph Klimchock6 күн мурун

    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........

  57. AllMine Awesome Things

    AllMine Awesome Things6 күн мурун

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

  58. Erik Capozzi

    Erik Capozzi6 күн мурун

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

  59. FunGames

    FunGames6 күн мурун

    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.

  60. mogynamite008

    mogynamite0086 күн мурун

    Cool stuff Scotty!

  61. Joe's Auto Electric

    Joe's Auto Electric6 күн мурун

    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.

  62. worseto1

    worseto16 күн мурун

    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.

  63. Sean Savage

    Sean Savage7 күн мурун

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

  64. Matthew Green

    Matthew Green7 күн мурун

    Right to repair.


    ABDUL KHAN7 күн мурун

    When companies can buy politicians then citizens pay for that company to recover it back. Auto business is a big monopoly.

  66. strattuner

    strattuner5 күн мурун

    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

  67. Gary Evans

    Gary Evans7 күн мурун

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