5 Scams Your Car Mechanic Doesn’t Want You to Know

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  • Published: 12 April 2019
  • 5 Scams Your Car Mechanic Doesn’t Want You to Know, DIY and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Car repair scams. Mechanic scams. Car scams revealed. Things your mechanic won't tell you. Things mechanics don't want you to know. How not to get scammed. How mechanics and dealerships are rip you off when working on your car. Why going to the dealership to get your car fixed can be a rip off. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   6 months back

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    • FilmPA1986
      FilmPA1986  6 days back

      Scotty you're the best.

    • Martin
      Martin  3 weeks back

      I like your ST202 ;)

    • Nathaniel Rosario
      Nathaniel Rosario  1 months back

      Hello I have a 2012 Hyundai Accent and I was on the highway going about 70mph and I was about to get off and it only went wanted to go 50mph, I got off the highway and my car didnt want to go past 20mph. A mechanic told me it's the catalytic converter. I just want to know opinion before bringing it in

    • MOROCCO FOREVER
      MOROCCO FOREVER  1 months back

      Thank you Scotty . I,am from Morocco & I appreciate that you share with us your skill ...

    • Mohd. Syahfiq Al-arby
      Mohd. Syahfiq Al-arby  2 months back

      COMMON SENSE

  • Milton Brown
    Milton Brown  7 minutes back

    Toyota's waterpumps won't last 7 years

    • bullabl
      bullabl  23 minutes back

      As a mechanic I acknowledge that there are a lot of dishonest techs out that. But telling people to basically ignore the service intervals is not a smart idea. That can void warranties and end up costing way more money. Crazy man but I appreciate the video.

      • disagree Dinero
        disagree Dinero  2 hours back

        oh I wish you were my mechanic. I have gone to Toyota for oil change, they did service recall work, took apart my seats for a belt issue, and then I had problems because it was not put back together right. Another time they rotated my tires and when I left 2 of my hub caps flew off. I mean every time I go there, rent a car for the day, it ends up with me trying to figure out what they did not do right and going back a second day. Therefore...now, I am looking for a car actually this weekend... guess what it won't be a Toyota !!!

        • Diesel Baldwin
          Diesel Baldwin  3 hours back

          Where are you located so you can fix my car?

          • Steven Forbus
            Steven Forbus  3 hours back

            Trying to upsale an item isn’t ripping someone off. Just throwing that out there

            • kurtis Carr
              kurtis Carr  7 hours back

              Great very informative

              • Gareth Price
                Gareth Price  8 hours back

                There he goes again with his hand he should be a Weather man

                • Fahad Faisal
                  Fahad Faisal  8 hours back

                  You're awesome! Thank you.

                  • jay benjamin
                    jay benjamin  8 hours back

                    Where can I get a key replacement with fob for a Audi A4 2005 Cabriolet without paying 400 bucks?

                    • Brandon Grandstaff
                      Brandon Grandstaff  9 hours back

                      Dealerships do make $$ on recalls.

                      • krishnasai koneru
                        krishnasai koneru  10 hours back

                        Mine is a Honda Accord they are telling me to change intermediate shaft. Do i really need to do that

                        • Yungxdagger 999
                          Yungxdagger 999  12 hours back

                          An “honest mechanic “ is a dying breed

                          • Terence Wilson
                            Terence Wilson  14 hours back

                            I had my sump, rear main and front seal done on my ls1 for 1800 best price I could find, I really should of spent another 1 and a half for a full rebuild but anyways a mechanic won't tell you that your nearly paying for a rebuilt engine when your only getting a couple of gaskets done... any ways I told them to put a oil filter on since were replacing all the old oil and most the gaskets and when I came back they tried to charge me 200 dollars for a 20 dollar filter I didn't pay a cent for it in the end because they tried to say that they had to dump and replace the oil for the oil filter when I already paid for that in the quote. The tried to convince me that it was a minor service just for them screwing on a new filter even though I already paid for the oil to be dumped and replaced they tried to charge twice and claimed it was an extra charge because they serviced the car when all they did was the gasket and the oil filter for the job I already paid for. So I refused and then they said unhappily that they will honor the quote even though they replace the filter. And then went on to say next time they will charge for a service I said that's fine if next time I actually am getting the car serviced.

                            • slayer 1
                              slayer 1  1 days back

                              Some knucklehead try to repair my horn by putting the wire back on he couldn't reach it because of the angles of the interior so he was going to take off my entire front end to get to my horn to put the wire back on he was going to charge me no less than $300 and it was going to take no less than 3 hours and they had customers ahead of me I made a tool and then we install the wire within about 3 minutes I am a real mechanic and they did not know that. THEY KNOW NOW

                              • Nicholas Daugherty
                                Nicholas Daugherty  1 days back

                                I’ve worked as a technician at three dealers across the country and have yet to meet a tech actively trying to rip people off

                                • Busted Knuckles
                                  Busted Knuckles  1 days back

                                  That’s why when I recommend lower control arms, tires and valve cover gaskets on a car only in for a recall because it’s pissing on the exhaust manifold, the body moves a extra foot after the wheel stops and they are running drag slicks on a van with kids I get the finger

                                  • Martin Lopez
                                    Martin Lopez  1 days back

                                    Scotty, how does one re-set that "Service Light" (get it to turn off). (I know about covering it with electrical tape sports fans.)

                                    • GalesofNovember
                                      GalesofNovember  1 days back

                                      you're a scam

                                      • ol' man
                                        ol' man  2 days back

                                        CONTEMPORIIZE MAAN

                                        • Marc-Antoine Couillard

                                          Thats wrong! Dealerships make money on recalls, they claim back labor and parts according to each recalls

                                          • Christopher Walker
                                            Christopher Walker  2 days back

                                            2.2k dishonest mechanics disliked this video 😂

                                            • bik pannu
                                              bik pannu  2 days back

                                              Im gonna say just one thing WTFFFFFFF did i just watched seriously aye bro give me my 11:36 min back of my life bro

                                              • Kristen Hodges
                                                Kristen Hodges  2 days back

                                                Where are you located? I need to have you as a mechanic!! I'm near Ft Worth!

                                                • Adil Bunty
                                                  Adil Bunty  3 days back

                                                  I took my Toyota Corolla that had 150000 miles on it to Toyota dealership to check my cvt transmission fluid but they said we dont recommend changing your transmission fluid until you got a problem in your transmission then i took it to a local mechanic when he took out the oil from the transmission it was black and had a burning smell and i got saved from all that transmission change cost once it broke down

                                                  • Klark Griswold
                                                    Klark Griswold  3 days back

                                                    The 2,200 people who disliked this video are the mechanics he’s talking about. Cunts is another word for them.

                                                    • Paris Winterburn
                                                      Paris Winterburn  3 days back

                                                      “Don’t worry about that little service light that comes on”
                                                      Just sludge up your engine and void your warranty instead

                                                      • gator 8
                                                        gator 8  3 days back

                                                        I picked up a guy last week who was hitch hiking(rare to see these days) and we chatted a bit and he said 'hey man,weren't you scared to pick me up,I could be a mass murderer?
                                                        I replied "what do you think the odds of two mass murderers being in the same car at the same time are?"He looked similar to Scotty but w a wandering eye, was hard to tell if he was looking at me or the dome lite.

                                                        • dolofonos
                                                          dolofonos  3 days back

                                                          As a businessman, this is always refreshing to see. I am constantly turning customers away because they either don't need what I have or because a competitor is offering something more suitable. Often, they'll insist on buying something just out of gratitude, and I again have to turn them down. I make plenty of money from willing customers who hopefully know what they need. But if they come to me for help, they get it, free of charge.

                                                          • Nino Brown
                                                            Nino Brown  3 days back

                                                            Scotty needs to let the hair go... bald scotty bald...

                                                            • Cameron Chsmbers
                                                              Cameron Chsmbers  3 days back

                                                              Welcome back to another episode of “Why is this on my recommend list”

                                                              • Youtube Sucks
                                                                Youtube Sucks  1 days back

                                                                Welcome back to another episode of "overused youtube comments"

                                                            • lucidbarrier
                                                              lucidbarrier  3 days back

                                                              If you increase the speed of the playback to 1.25 or 1.5, it's much better

                                                              • Mariah Bundy
                                                                Mariah Bundy  3 days back

                                                                I went to get an alighment for my car, and the mechanic came out and said my control arms are very bad, the ball joints and suspension, they really scared me. I asked him how much it would cost to get it fixed. He quoted me 1500. I almost threw up. I felt sick because i only had $100 to my name. I decided to wait until i got paid. But i called another place. And he said it would only be 400. I came in and he showed me what everything would cost and how much labor was. I go to them for everything now.

                                                                • Dee Bauguess
                                                                  Dee Bauguess  3 days back

                                                                  Should I go back and have the oil changed back to what I've always used?

                                                                  • Dee Bauguess
                                                                    Dee Bauguess  3 days back

                                                                    I guess I just got scammed by Tire Kingdom. Was told that since my 2008 Toyota Yaris 4 cal was over 100,00 I needed to use upgraded oil which cost 20. Mor then succer I am I was also sold a gasoline additive. Wish I had found you one week ago.!

                                                                    • Francisco Torres
                                                                      Francisco Torres  4 days back

                                                                      Great info! I like the fact that I can mute the sound and still interpret everything through Scotty's hand gestures!

                                                                      • Corey Fudge
                                                                        Corey Fudge  4 days back

                                                                        I feel yelled at and I did nothing wrong. He needs to take a breath before he passes out! That was hard to watch.

                                                                        • Serenity Now
                                                                          Serenity Now  4 days back

                                                                          I was an ASE Master Technician and worked for dealerships for 12 years. I saw thousands of people getting ripped off from mechanics and sales people. I believe the automotive industry is one of the most corrupt. Why I got out of it.

                                                                          • Robledo,D
                                                                            Robledo,D  4 days back

                                                                            Scotty my o2 celica burns oil any advice I dont want to replace piston rings.. any additive you recommend? Would seafoam clean them out

                                                                            • Damon INC
                                                                              Damon INC  4 days back

                                                                              Moral of the story, buy a celica.

                                                                              • boostspike
                                                                                boostspike  4 days back

                                                                                Why does a millionaire buy a Volvo

                                                                                • T M
                                                                                  T M  4 days back

                                                                                  Christopher walkin?

                                                                                  • Steven Land
                                                                                    Steven Land  4 days back

                                                                                    I work for Advanced Auto Parts. Working there for over two years, there’s at least 3 mechanics I trust. I deliver to many shops and I see many of them telling their customers how much car parts are. Almost double for they got it for. One advice is, have a mechanic tell you what you need. Then buy the part/parts yourself. And have him just do the labor. And in the end, though it may seem like they might charge a lot. Keep in mind, the dealerships will charge triple

                                                                                    • Adam Gambill
                                                                                      Adam Gambill  4 days back

                                                                                      Hmm. Manufacturer of the car says to change a b c at mileage interval? This dude must be loaded as he’s obviously more intelligent than the engineer that designs the systems.

                                                                                      • CJ R
                                                                                        CJ R  4 days back

                                                                                        My girlfriend needed a new passenger side mirror, local mechanic wanted to charge $200, even though we already had a replacement mirror. I took it to the garage and changed it in 3 minutes. 4 little screws.

                                                                                        • Tyler Capece
                                                                                          Tyler Capece  4 days back

                                                                                          I was told last year that our car needed a new axle last because it was pulling. I had the alignment done just before (had an alignment plan, had it checked every 5k to get my money out of it). They screwed up the alignment, but it was still in the "green", but both tires were pointing to the left (only .125 deg on one side, and .07 on the other, but enough to make it drive strange). He stumbled all over himself when I said "oh it's got a bad axle? Why did the other tech just put an inspection sticker on it?" Now they're trying to tell me I have a bad inner tie rod, I checked it, it's fine. They failed the inspection for that and bad tires (they we're splitting hairs on the tires). They REMOVED A WHEEL WEIGHT to make my car shake! Never going there again!

                                                                                          • BBROWN 702
                                                                                            BBROWN 702  4 days back

                                                                                            Way better at .5 speed

                                                                                            • Mr DopeTastic
                                                                                              Mr DopeTastic  4 days back

                                                                                              Thanks boss