Are New Cars Too Hard to Repair

  • Published: 23 April 2019
  • Are New Cars Too Hard to Repair, DIY and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. How much longer will you be able to work on your car? The truth about new cars and why their so hard to work on. New car problems. Are new cars less reliable than old cars? How to fix a modern car. Why new cars are so hard to work on. Expensive car repairs. 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

    For everyone asking this video launch was a mistake, I was setting it up to air Tuesday evening after I added pictures to it, but I added the wrong air date to the schedule and it launched when I was sleeping, that’s why there’s no pictures

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Cheap Scan Tool:
    3. Basic Mechanic Tool Set:
    4. Professional Socket Set:
    5. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    6. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    7. 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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    • B james Penrod
      B james Penrod  5 months back

      Scotty Kilmer .. love your videos... have a 2017 Nissan 370Z nismo...thought on simple mods for increasing horsepower.. thanks..

    • Veiled Heat
      Veiled Heat  6 months back

      No sweat. One for archives.

    • P.M. Laberge
      P.M. Laberge  6 months back

      @André Fontes I second the question!

    • EvoEvan Nismo
      EvoEvan Nismo  6 months back

      That's alright Mr. Kilmer it's pretty much understandable.

    • John Smith
      John Smith  6 months back

      @Free Falcon Start the engine with the AC, the head lights and everything turned off. The starter needs all the power it can get.

  • Desmond Bagley
    Desmond Bagley  5 days back

    ........ Designing stuff on cars not to exceed say 7 or ten years of use is what is done these days...The saying used to be in the auto industry that if you can save a dollar on the manufqcting cost that the corporation would promote you to executive director. Scotty s made it clear and it makes sense that the auto industries have been pulling back from quality state of art reliability since the last couple of decades..
    mention was made of century and optima brand battery Manufacturer also , it's not difficult to manufacture better reliability batteries cos they used to do so once. Houses aren't constructed to the quality of past decades either.

    • David Escobedo
      David Escobedo  6 days back

      Even your phones slowed with every update

      • marcel J
        marcel J  3 weeks back

        If you live in a community with public transportation...give it a try. You could save an extra 12000$/year or even more. And you can bring your bike. Public transit works very well.

        • InLaws Attic
          InLaws Attic  1 months back


          • Anthony Falcon
            Anthony Falcon  1 months back

            Cheap made at a super high made of plastic gm made the same way.. here in California plastic don't last here.. why u find them on the car lots sitting.. right do what u love.. I am a tech and love it..I'm a a mad Doctor too..

            • adam young X
              adam young X  2 months back

              Good man

              • Jay Parsons
                Jay Parsons  2 months back

                Love it northern mayberry.

                • Guillermo Maclachlan
                  Guillermo Maclachlan  2 months back

                  Years ago a friend of mine who owns a autobody repair shop told me that when he made a field trip to a GM auto plant back east was talking to one of the tour guides after the visit ( and a couple of beers in between ) said to him that by adding some pounds of zinc and nickel etc in the steel formula when manufacturing the sheet metal and body parts would pretty much eliminate rust from forming on those same parts but of course was never done for ''economic reasons ''.

                  • Garrett Smith
                    Garrett Smith  2 months back

                    You are such a funny guy !! Love it . Got a,question . I love toyatas too , but my 01 camery 4cyl is getting high mileage. I have a 93 gs 300 sitting my garage getting dusty im thinking of getting it back out and using as my daily driver instead . It only has 98k on runs great . ???

                    • The Wrench master
                      The Wrench master  3 months back

                      People don’t realize the skill it takes to diagnose a car now days it’s insane your a doctor pretty much

                      • Greg Cressey
                        Greg Cressey  3 months back


                        • A .L.L.
                          A .L.L.  3 months back

                          "Sad, But True" 🎼 isnt that a Metallica song? 😆

                          • RidinSpinners36
                            RidinSpinners36  3 months back

                            theyre built for MASS,cheap and quick assembly. disassembly is an afterthought.

                            • 92Peterbilt Caballon
                              92Peterbilt Caballon  3 months back

                              Please don’t forget to put the horse pictures when you laughing jajajaja

                              • Bill Borden
                                Bill Borden  3 months back

                                IMO the cost of repairing cars made with plastic in the last 20+ years depends upon how expensive those plastic parts are and whether you are handy enough to do the work yourself. The problem we run into with classics is the availability of quality OEM parts.

                                • AWMIGHTY
                                  AWMIGHTY  4 months back

                                  You stop moving you stop moving🤷🏿‍♂️

                                  • t.b. smith
                                    t.b. smith  4 months back

                                    ford escorts were last made in 2002/2003. did you mean ford escape? (7 years old)

                                    • loronsupatabandigearuna Krishantha

                                      Glad to see a honest person ..thnk u scooty hv a nice day 2 you

                                      • AkoyPinoy2
                                        AkoyPinoy2  5 months back

                                        The only bad "capitalist" is a corporatist.

                                        • disabled submarine vet
                                          disabled submarine vet  5 months back

                                          Someone just hit my 2019 mazda cx-9 gt they are fixing it but will that hurt my resale value.

                                          • Ian hands
                                            Ian hands  5 months back

                                            Wow. Scotty your awesome. You.would make a good psychologist.

                                            • Jerry G.
                                              Jerry G.  5 months back

                                              In my way of thinking the cars from the mid 50's through to the late 60's were the best. It was during the early to mid 70's the quality of the materials used were degraded by the designers and manufactures. With the more complex electronics and computerization the cars became a lot more complex to service. The reliability and mechanical endurance declined. There are some models of SUV's and trucks that are very well built and would last longer than the average, but they are also a lot more costly. These cars are also using complex electronics, complex mechanical assemblies, and are also difficult to service.

                                              If you look back in to the 50's and up to the late 60's you would see most everything made was a lot better built. Everything from appliances through to TV sets, to cars, to vacuum cleaners, and etc., lasted a lot longer, and was feasible to service. People used to be able to service what they had and use these devices for a long time compared to today.

                                              • Tommie duh Swamy
                                                Tommie duh Swamy  5 months back

                                                The car industry changes daily. Toyota and Honda have gone in a different direction it seems....
                                                Build a brand that people will be loyal to and the cars will advertise for themselves. Too bad that Chrysler/Fiat can't do squat when it comes to reliability cuz they make some cool designs. Chevy looks like crap. Ford' special. Aston Martin posers.

                                                • Paul Allen
                                                  Paul Allen  5 months back

                                                  Sturgeons Law: 90% of everything is crap. The remaining 10% is worth it though.

                                                  • Draxus
                                                    Draxus  5 months back

                                                    Scotty, always had high humor running at his head, so cool osan mechanic, always ideal though cheap in every ways he can and might help you more in lofe not only in to cars, seriously speaking

                                                    Hats off Mr. Scotty, live well and live more with your family, DEEP thanks!

                                                    • laszlo katona
                                                      laszlo katona  5 months back

                                                      Typical for honda not ford

                                                      • Chad Gold
                                                        Chad Gold  5 months back

                                                        What is it with these broads not getting an oil change? They expect me to think they should run companies and hold political office when they don't clean their cars or perform basic maintenance? ☹️

                                                        • Merlin Cat
                                                          Merlin Cat  5 months back

                                                          Imagine that, tires that last the life of the car. Where are the phony tree hugging Liberals leaning on the tire and car companies??? Nothing as you’d expect...............

                                                          • Toni Michelle Womach
                                                            Toni Michelle Womach  5 months back

                                                            Seems that you are living with passion and a purpose. Notwithstanding major health problems, you may have a long and healthy life ahead of you. From what I have read, e.g. Dr. Andrew Weil, you may be a health lottery winner. I am happy for you. Love your videos, never miss a one. By the way, I own a Toyota and an 1996 Suburban. My wife says my Suburban will be my funeral car and mausoleum. LOL. You are the best.

                                                            • David Gallegos
                                                              David Gallegos  5 months back

                                                              Thanks for just being yourself so good to see real people on here know what I mean keep rocking

                                                              • Anthony
                                                                Anthony  5 months back

                                                                7 year old escort? Didn't they stop making those in 2003?

                                                                • Raphael Alexander
                                                                  Raphael Alexander  5 months back

                                                                  Scotty you ar the best good job i love the videos u telling the truth

                                                                  • kona357
                                                                    kona357  5 months back

                                                                    Thanks for another great video. Where or how do I ask questions about your opinion on a vehicle? I’m thinking of buying a Ford Escape Hybrid 2004-2009. They seem to go for about $3500-$4900. I like the idea of having a mid sized suv that gets good gas mileage. Thanks again

                                                                    • ROGER DE BRABANT
                                                                      ROGER DE BRABANT  5 months back

                                                                      thats right, new cars are garbage, built to only last a few years. Thats why I keep my 94 chevy pickup. just keeps going and going.

                                                                      • Ken Smith
                                                                        Ken Smith  5 months back

                                                                        Built in obsolesce run amok

                                                                        • JohnJaggerJack
                                                                          JohnJaggerJack  6 months back

                                                                          My grandpa also died right after he was forced to shutdown his hardware store, he stayed all the time at home being grumpy with the news and such, i guess its true when you having something to do the Ripper waits a bit longer for you to finish it first.

                                                                          • pierre1122
                                                                            pierre1122  6 months back

                                                                            The best thing to do is taking the bus...Today's car are garbage !

                                                                            • brooks bullock
                                                                              brooks bullock  6 months back

                                                                              Hey scotty, do you think auto manufacturers design their cars and trucks to fail prematurely in order to profit from parts sales and repairs.

                                                                              • FiscalRangersFlorida
                                                                                FiscalRangersFlorida  6 months back

                                                                                Re plastic parts - I worked at Nissan's US HQ in California in the 1990's and after leaving, I bought a used Q45 which is their flagship to compete with Lexus. But it had a known flaw where they used plastic gears on the timing chain tensioner belt, and they broke after 3-4 years, lunching the entire engine. I found out about it and was planning the $1200 non-warranty repair to prevent failure, but it happened right in an intersection and it lunched the engine. It cost me $7000 to rebuild the engine. Not funny.

                                                                                • Fishy Hobby
                                                                                  Fishy Hobby  6 months back

                                                                                  Nearly everything is being made of glass filled nylons..

                                                                                  • Pete Stanhope
                                                                                    Pete Stanhope  6 months back


                                                                                    • CRAPO2011
                                                                                      CRAPO2011  6 months back

                                                                                      Hate to nit pick but it was probably a Focus you were working on Ford ended Escort production back in 2002- 2003.
                                                                                      Planned obsolence is real even highy regarded japanese makes are starting to use plastic intake manifolds.

                                                                                      • samurai1833
                                                                                        samurai1833  6 months back

                                                                                        You are a class act Scotty

                                                                                        • 67NewEngland
                                                                                          67NewEngland  6 months back

                                                                                          How to be like Scotty.....first, get a masters degree in anthropology.

                                                                                          • Controlled Chaos
                                                                                            Controlled Chaos  6 months back

                                                                                            Scotty I hope you have a double bundle of kids. We need more like you in this crazy dishonest world!

                                                                                            • Davidf Baum
                                                                                              Davidf Baum  6 months back

                                                                                              Scotty..2004 Camry Steering Issues...I bought it used with about 55K on it....everytime I drive over a pothole at low speeds the steering wheel wants to jump about a quarter of a turn. My driveway is about 100 yards long with potholes..this is really obvious at slow speeds when one front wheel hits a pothole, much more muted at higher speeds. If I go over a speedbump with both wheels, no problem....I finally took it to the dealer and had a tech drive with me...he said something was loose...they recommended the struts be replaced..which I did..that definitely dampened the problem but did not fix it...I then had the rack replaced..and did not notice much improvement...all that is left is tie rods and control arms....also note when I had the struts done the loaner they gave me (camry) and the steering was solid...I mean rock solid.....when I had the rack done they gave me a loaner (camry) and the steering was as bad or worse than mine when one front wheel hit a pothole at low speeds the steering wheel jumped all over...any ideas?

                                                                                              • heymisterderp
                                                                                                heymisterderp  6 months back

                                                                                                This video was awesome. Glad I watched the whole thing.