Never Do This to Your Car

  • Published: 11 June 2019
  • Never Tow Your Car Like This, DIY and car repair with auto mechanic with Scotty Kilmer. Tow truck fails. Car towed the wrong way. How to tow a car without damaging it. Should you call a tow truck, tow it on a trailer, or use a rope when moving your car? How to tow a car with another car. How to tow a car with a trailer. Towing cars gone wrong. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   4 months back

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    • Josef Taylor
      Josef Taylor  3 months back

      Hey Scotty i have AAA on a scale of 1 to 10 what’s your score on AAA. I think there pretty good.

    • Jose Medina
      Jose Medina  4 months back

      When my car broke down that's what I use a tow truck with a bed

    • Mobile phones Getting too big
      Mobile phones Getting too big  4 months back

      @BR C I have towed many automatic cars long distance with tow ropes. 0 problems. ..

    • Starscreamious
      Starscreamious  4 months back

      Hey Scotty...for what it's worth my old 1995 Imprezza had a fuse you could pull to turn it from an AWD to a FWD. It was listed in the manual under towing if I recall correctly.

    • William Reynolds
      William Reynolds  4 months back

      I heard the "V" style tow bar was dangerous. Then why are RV drivers towing cars, with all 4 wheels contacting the road? Shouldn't the danger of ruining your transmission be obvious by now. You can't just put the car in neutral and tow, with all wheels in contact with the road?

  • Jose Andrade
    Jose Andrade  4 days back

    My dad thought I was stupid when I pointed this out.

    • Franz Moscoso
      Franz Moscoso  6 days back

      "Para la recuperacion purposes solamente" que??

      • vXManicXv
        vXManicXv  7 days back

        My towing is 100 miles. If i drive someone else's car they tow it. If my kid is with their friends, they break down they'll get towed.
        Nationwide is by your side

        • mad ass
          mad ass  1 weeks back

          Used to be a laugh towing people, when drink driving was not so frowned upon.

          • hot rod 218 hotrod 218
            hot rod 218 hotrod 218  1 weeks back

            love this guys videos .hes honest to the point an what he tells you will work it does.

            • kweenofrocknroll
              kweenofrocknroll  1 weeks back

              What if the city pulls my front wheel drive car backwards out of a parking spot and tows it incorrectly?

            • Andras Libal
              Andras Libal  1 weeks back

              A good two for one ... shows an image of the Shannon twins. :))))

              • Turner JustShowMe
                Turner JustShowMe  2 weeks back

                Scotty in California you move a car (like a barn find) to your house to restore it on one of those 2 wheel dollies they'll ask you how you moved it ? and you tell them you used one of those dollies they will fine you because you had wheels on the road of an unlicensed vehicle. so always tell them you used a car hauler.

                • Z Nismo
                  Z Nismo  2 weeks back

                  Scotty is it safe to tow an AWD MANUAL transmission car (all 4 wheels on the ground) for 3 miles?

                  • Nick Loboda
                    Nick Loboda  2 weeks back

                    0:30 why not just put it into neutral

                    • Harley Deuce
                      Harley Deuce  2 weeks back

                      I was thinking the same. Not sure why that’s not mentioned.

                  • Caleb J.
                    Caleb J.  3 weeks back

                    God bless spread his word!

                    • Mike Philby
                      Mike Philby  3 weeks back

                      Oh that's what that's for! Always wondered why a little square of rubber on the bumper was all about. Duh!

                      • Brandon Pedersen
                        Brandon Pedersen  3 weeks back

                        Yeah now I know I thought those were for license plates since so many people put them their to not drill into front bumper but the design works but seems like they’d have one on both side of the front not just the passenger sides that I usually see

                        • Ali Hammad Raza
                          Ali Hammad Raza  3 weeks back

                          So you cannot tow a car with automatic transmission that have wheels on the road even if it's set to an N(neutral) gear?

                          • Gary Riefle
                            Gary Riefle  3 weeks back

                            Doesn't matter if in neutral or not.

                        • bite me
                          bite me  3 weeks back

                          so that square thing on the front bumper wasn't a sensor? stupid me.

                          • Disappointing Barry
                            Disappointing Barry  4 weeks back

                            how about manual transmission? does it still damage the transmission?

                            • Brendan Lavigne
                              Brendan Lavigne  4 weeks back

                              If I’m going to tow a rear wheel drive car or truck on its rear wheels, would it be a good idea to disconnect the driveshaft first? Or can it cause damage to the differential?

                              • cooldbz12
                                cooldbz12  4 weeks back

                                what if you put the auto transmission in nuetral?

                                • Channa Tirimanne
                                  Channa Tirimanne  4 weeks back

                                  Scotty,...would it be OK to put the the gear in to neutral when towing a front wheel automatic car???

                                  • ADP
                                    ADP  4 weeks back

                                    No you cant..

                                • Michael Broski
                                  Michael Broski  4 weeks back

                                  A tip, even if you don’t use your tow hook and you have a little square cover. It’s good idea to spray some WD40 and screw in the tow hook a few times 2-3x. This makes it easier to install and remove the hook and also helps it from not rusting. Always make sure the cover is not missing. It will rust. If you don’t have the cover. Just leave the inserted tow hook in. Just spray some WD40 before you insert.

                                  • Adam
                                    Adam  4 weeks back

                                    So I have a 4 wheel drive truck. If the 4 wheel drive is put in neutral and the gear lever is in neutral, is that okay to tow backwards since it is rear wheel drive or would that destroy the transmission, being 4 wheel drive.

                                    • Dav RoZ
                                      Dav RoZ  1 months back

                                      Chrysler > Toyota

                                      • Trans am 2 pontiac
                                        Trans am 2 pontiac  1 months back

                                        Not true if you know what your doing

                                        • jB Ng
                                          jB Ng  1 months back

                                          Can't tow it even if if it on neutral gear?

                                          • Sam Shamieh
                                            Sam Shamieh  1 months back

                                            How to tow a 4- wheel SUV?

                                            • Michael Espinoza
                                              Michael Espinoza  1 months back

                                              That random grunt at 4:50 lmao. Never change Scotty

                                              • Building Experiments
                                                Building Experiments  1 months back

                                                Bruh, I literally got a Jeep Ram advertisement on this video from Quirk auto sales.

                                                • James McGinn
                                                  James McGinn  1 months back

                                                  Can you tow an automatic equipped vehicle with the wheels on the ground if it is idling in neutral? Just wondered....

                                                  • Building Experiments
                                                    Building Experiments  1 months back

                                                    No, the wheels will still be turning the gears, putting it in neutral only disengages the transmission from the engine, The transmission is still connected to the wheels

                                                • $M$ Modeling
                                                  $M$ Modeling  1 months back

                                                  This video pissssed me off a good way I love learning but damn I almost wrecked my car with my car until I watched this 🖤👌

                                                  • Mary Testin
                                                    Mary Testin  1 months back

                                                    Thanks Scotty. I just got a 4W drive and I didn't know how to tow it if I needed to.

                                                    • Larry Mepentu
                                                      Larry Mepentu  1 months back

                                                      So looks like about 270 tow truck drivers saw this video :)

                                                      • petro062
                                                        petro062  1 months back

                                                        My sons car got towed to a city lot and they trashed it and he lost the contents and the car. (STL)

                                                        • Wyatt Earp
                                                          Wyatt Earp  1 months back

                                                          It’s not a Landon, it’s a roll back scotty

                                                          • pollodormido2
                                                            pollodormido2  1 months back

                                                            Bmw and Mercedes Benz owners never have the jack or the tow tool in their cars. The buy them like that. They don't know anything about cars. That is why the driver uses the big Js on the control arms. But that is just to load it you have to use straps on all four tires to hold it down.

                                                            • Al Grayson
                                                              Al Grayson  1 months back

                                                              Owner’s manuals will have instructions like, “Do not tow with the drive wheels on the road over 30 mph for over 30 miles.”

                                                              • John Procidano
                                                                John Procidano  1 months back

                                                                If towing a 4 wheel drive Subaru w/front lifted and the transmission in Neutral . . . ?

                                                                • LIL Neckrope
                                                                  LIL Neckrope  1 months back

                                                                  John Procidano your fucked because the rear wheels are spinning

                                                              • Vince Sina
                                                                Vince Sina  1 months back

                                                                I mean next you are going to say I should wipe my butt going forward instead of backward. Lol.

                                                                • Ru Ben
                                                                  Ru Ben  2 months back

                                                                  At work the tractor carring at least a ton of cargo on a trailer up hill wouldn't climb higher. So the boss found some rope, we hooked it up and it moved up hill till the rope snapped, repeated the process and pulled the tractor up with the rope LoL

                                                                  • George Marsilio
                                                                    George Marsilio  2 months back

                                                                    Are chains bad on a car in winter??? We get snow in n.jersey. and I travel far to work

                                                                    • Ano Nymous
                                                                      Ano Nymous  2 months back

                                                                      I thought I saw someone trying to fill a balloon from the exhaust in the thumbnail.

                                                                      • Fock Lung
                                                                        Fock Lung  2 months back

                                                                        The dude with the Jaguar made out like a "fat cat 🐈"! He brought his car to you for steering problems. But thanks to the bone head tow truck driver the customer ended getting a complete new front end! The Lord works in mysterious ways! 🙏🏽👍🏽

                                                                        • Prop Ability FPV
                                                                          Prop Ability FPV  2 months back

                                                                          Haha manual rear wheel drive, can't relate

                                                                          • Nathan Brame
                                                                            Nathan Brame  2 months back

                                                                            usaa has been good to me with towing included

                                                                            • jpharleyd
                                                                              jpharleyd  2 months back

                                                                              Scotty, I was wondering if you had any Italian heritage. I don't think that you would be able to talk if your hands were tied.

                                                                              • SuPErNaUt 727
                                                                                SuPErNaUt 727  2 months back

                                                                                Hey man so I'm guessing your somewhere here in Texas I have a Jeep Cherokee that needs a fan and a radiator can you help me...of course I'll pay you but I just want to check if u local. Lmk I'm down south in cc TX please lmk

                                                                                • Jonathan T
                                                                                  Jonathan T  2 months back

                                                                                  Lol, screw the cover, they put holes in the frame of every car for special chains tow trucks have that go directly into the frame!!! Best way to tow!!

                                                                                  • Mat G
                                                                                    Mat G  2 months back

                                                                                    Got all-wheel-drive CRV. Manual said, all wheels have to be on the ground & transmission has to be on neutral.