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 UZgo. 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 Kilmer8 kun oldin

    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 MacMillan2 kun oldin

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

  3. Black Opal

    Black Opal4 kun oldin

    @Brizuh K 👍 💖🌎, ☮️

  4. Brizuh K

    Brizuh K4 kun oldin

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

  5. Black Opal

    Black Opal4 kun oldin

    ** 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 Smith4 kun oldin

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

  7. Will Carter

    Will Carter14 soat oldin

    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.

  8. Michael John Renzi

    Michael John Renzi14 soat oldin

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

  9. Larry Dommer

    Larry Dommer15 soat oldin

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

  10. Brian Palmer

    Brian Palmer15 soat oldin

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

  11. PMFL

    PMFL16 soat oldin

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

  12. Leon Normand

    Leon Normand19 soat oldin

    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...

  13. theawaitinggargoyle

    theawaitinggargoyle21 soat oldin

    I like how you sound like Joe Pesci.

  14. Porsche924Tim

    Porsche924Tim23 soat oldin

    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...

  15. happios

    happiosKun oldin

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

  16. Trigger Warning

    Trigger WarningKun oldin

    Absolutely hate the new cars 👎

  17. Tom Stidham

    Tom StidhamKun oldin

    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.

  18. Austin Orr

    Austin OrrKun oldin

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

  19. Royce Lilienstern

    Royce LiliensternKun oldin

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

  20. Allen Anderson

    Allen AndersonKun oldin

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

  21. J Louis

    J LouisKun oldin

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

  22. Millennium Productions

    Millennium ProductionsKun oldin

    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!!

  23. HighSierraOverland

    HighSierraOverlandKun oldin

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

  24. John Kocolowski

    John KocolowskiKun oldin

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

  25. Baris Metin

    Baris MetinKun oldin

    bmw liked this video! :D

  26. betatalk357

    betatalk3572 kun oldin

    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.

  27. Sudipta Sarania

    Sudipta Sarania2 kun oldin

    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

  28. antonio rodriguez

    antonio rodriguez2 kun oldin

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

  29. demonetization

    demonetization2 kun oldin


  30. Barry Bretz

    Barry Bretz2 kun oldin

    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.

  31. Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworks

    Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworks2 kun oldin

    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!

  32. A Fat Bird

    A Fat Bird2 kun oldin

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

  33. J Shaw

    J Shaw2 kun oldin

    His thumbnails crack me up

  34. Windy City Rideshare

    Windy City Rideshare2 kun oldin

    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?

  35. Joseph Klimchock

    Joseph Klimchock2 kun oldin

    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........

  36. AllMine Awesome Things

    AllMine Awesome Things2 kun oldin

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

  37. Erik Capozzi

    Erik Capozzi3 kun oldin

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

  38. FunGames

    FunGames3 kun oldin

    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.

  39. mogynamite008

    mogynamite0083 kun oldin

    Cool stuff Scotty!

  40. Joe's Auto Electric

    Joe's Auto Electric3 kun oldin

    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.

  41. worseto1

    worseto13 kun oldin

    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.

  42. Sean Savage

    Sean Savage3 kun oldin

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

  43. Matthew Green

    Matthew Green3 kun oldin

    Right to repair.


    ABDUL KHAN3 kun oldin

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

  45. strattuner

    strattunerKun oldin

    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

  46. Gary Evans

    Gary Evans3 kun oldin

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

  47. Daniel J

    Daniel J3 kun oldin


  48. x2xtreme360

    x2xtreme3603 kun oldin

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

  49. Marcus Taylor

    Marcus Taylor3 kun oldin

    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.

  50. John Whorton

    John Whorton3 kun oldin

    We should make them guarantee their products for 150000 miles parts and labor. I bet they could improve both quality and ease of service

  51. Sire Kakes'A'Lot

    Sire Kakes'A'Lot3 kun oldin

    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.

  52. fredgt45

    fredgt453 kun oldin

    I just took a snapchat of my VIN

  53. atl growganics

    atl growganics3 kun oldin

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

  54. Mark Christopher

    Mark Christopher3 kun oldin

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

  55. Tony Mata

    Tony Mata3 kun oldin

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

  56. alf

    alf3 kun oldin

    Just dont buy their crap

  57. Jason Sierchio

    Jason Sierchio4 kun oldin

    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

  58. Tim

    Tim4 kun oldin

    The free-market won't allow this to happen too long I would hope. The arrogance of these car companies is just rediculous.

  59. Billy Kuan

    Billy Kuan4 kun oldin

    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.

  60. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce4 kun oldin

    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

  61. robert proctor

    robert proctor4 kun oldin

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

  62. Trampuskeen Keen

    Trampuskeen Keen4 kun oldin

    My F-150 is got over 400,000 miles on it still going strong show me a new car can do that

  63. Shayan Shakil

    Shayan Shakil4 kun oldin

    Thank god

  64. Sean Cummings

    Sean Cummings4 kun oldin

    Its like europe just passed the right to repair , so manufacturers cant make info or parts proprietary anymore.

  65. I love Russia

    I love Russia4 kun oldin

    " Right to Repair " sounds like something Apple would do.

  66. Ian Montgomery

    Ian Montgomery2 kun oldin


  67. DDrummer

    DDrummer4 kun oldin

    You have like an 90s looking room going on back with all that crap in the background LOL