This Will Destroy Your Car

  • Published: 14 May 2019
  • This Will Destroy Your Car, DIY and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Car maintenance fails. New cars vs old cars and how to maintain them. 5 things you should never do in a new car. Why modern cars require different maintenance than older cars. What not to do to your car if you want it to last a long time. Car maintenance tips for newer cars. How new cars work compared to old cars. 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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    • Handmade Dokis
      Handmade Dokis  5 days back

      New follower here! I appreciate the way you explain everything in simple terms and even if i dont know every machinery that goes into a car I can follow along easily! Im hoping to purchase a classic car in the following year and your videos are helping me understand cars better!

    • mssavedin92
      mssavedin92  3 weeks back

      subscribed and well worth my time to watch your videos. Thankyou

    • Howard Russell
      Howard Russell  1 months back

      @scottykilmer .. I've done probably atleast 6 things wrong to my '98 Ford F-150 4.6 Triton. 1.Jumper cables n leaving Both run 2. Topping-off fuel tank 3.Over inflating tires 4.ran gas empty 5.used wrong oil. 6.put same oil in fuel tank 7.wrong anti-freeze ... more.. Thanks for posting this video. Your new 52yr friend from NJ. ..thanks again.

    • Happy Yard Service
      Happy Yard Service  2 months back

      This is the way people should ask people to sub. Like always great job Scotty.

    • dan breendtoxin
      dan breendtoxin  2 months back

      damm i wish i knew this guy

  • Daniel Cannata
    Daniel Cannata  16 hours back

    So filling my gas all thr way up to my cap will destroy my evap system?

    • Cammi Rosanov
      Cammi Rosanov  2 days back

      I have had several batteries go into grenade mode. The scenario was always the same. Find the battery was low or dead, put on a charger and let charge for an hour or 2. unplug the charger, remove the clips, close the hood, turn the key ... BANG!!! Battery bits and acid all over the place. Break out the baking-soda & water! It was ALWAYS an older Ford. For some reason, Those had the solenoid right next to the battery instead of down on the starter. In fact, the '91 Econoline E350 van I used to drive, had the solenoid almost touching the battery. The solenoid is a relay, a very high-amperage relay. It's gonna spark! It may be enclosed, but it's not air-tight. Ford is fine by me, but I never had this problem on any GM vehicle.
      My advice would be to leave the hood open and wait about 5 minutes before trying to start an older Ford that has just been charged. Let the hydrogen gas dissipate.

      • Marcus Taylor
        Marcus Taylor  3 days back

        I still over inflate the front tyres on my VW Caddy van for long journeys, it's worth up to an extra 5mpg (UK 4.56L) and cheaper than the extra wear to the middle of the tyres. For normal driving especially in winter I run lower pressure which hammers the shoulders of the tyres and balances the wear. I am running low profiles 195 50 15 with stiff sidewalls on 7" rims if that makes any difference. I usually replace tyres long before they reach the legal limit, I can't stand poor braking or handling and it literally takes forever to wear out a quality modern tyre these days.

        • Kermit in Mountain
          Kermit in Mountain  4 days back

          Your garage has a sign that said" Live Free or Die", oh well, Your gonna die, because your being deported. Thanks for the oil tips.

          • Larry Vaughn
            Larry Vaughn  4 days back

            I saw a mechanic blow up a battery by not making the last connection to a ground on the car.

            • El Jefe Scientist
              El Jefe Scientist  4 days back

              @3:30 in NJ you can't pump your own and many of the attendants will not stop pumping until they hit a dollar amount - even if you tell them to stop!

              • Handmade Dokis
                Handmade Dokis  5 days back

                I never knew that about jump starting a car! Now I wont be scared to help someone out. I was always told by my dad it was super bad for the car that didnt need the jump start

                • Warryck Scown
                  Warryck Scown  5 days back

                  There is a real risk of an explosion when connecting the battery to jumpstart in a confined space, like in ur garage.
                  If using a charger, any spark near the top of battery, like when you disconnect the charger while it is still turned on, is very likely to explode, sending the top of the battery and hydrochloric acid in to ur face and eyes, it ain’t pretty.!

                  • Steen Bromose
                    Steen Bromose  6 days back

                    My Toyota 2012 Avensis run on 0w-20 Toyota oil for 130000 km. The workshop is now filling 5w-30 Toyota oil on the car now. That's what they recommend on their cars with that km. But is it wrong that the Toyota workshop does that, you think. Thanks for program:-)

                    • John
                      John  6 days back

                      No need to go to the gym for a workout. Just talk for 10 minutes. (Thanks for the info, keep it up)

                      • Anonymike
                        Anonymike  6 days back

                        You can check your battery and charging system with a simple digital or analog volt or even one of those thingees with a red, yellow and green light. If the battery voltage is close to 12.8V and the voltage with the engine running is 13.8V your system is good. If the battery is rundown when you start the engine, the system may however not allow a charging rate which will raise the voltage to the 13.8V level. Saw that on my own car when I left the lights on overnight. To some time to charge up and until then the voltage was deficient.

                        • Steven Fong
                          Steven Fong  7 days back

                          In another video you said it doesn't matter what coolant you use.

                          • Jan Klas
                            Jan Klas  7 days back

                            Your jumpstart advice is plain wrong and dangerous. First completely connect the positive, on both cars. People connecting both positive and negative on one car, have 2 loos ends which can short. Just don't do that. First completely connect the positive, both cars, and then the negative.

                            • edgars214
                              edgars214  1 weeks back

                              What's up with all the mess in the garage?

                              • Mike R
                                Mike R  1 weeks back

                                He talks a little too fast for me but I like what he has to say!

                                • TRX
                                  TRX  1 weeks back

                                  Coolant is all the exact same. It's just a Glycole with coloring.

                                  • Jason Krohn
                                    Jason Krohn  1 weeks back

                                    I didn’t know that about over filling the gas tank and I been driving for 25 years. Thanks for the knowledge. 😊👍

                                    • Sean John
                                      Sean John  1 weeks back

                                      Why do you sound so inebriated?

                                      • jéanpaul
                                        jéanpaul  1 weeks back

                                        i’ve been doing jump starts all wrong and my cars has survived lol

                                        • Michael Nduna Sibanda
                                          Michael Nduna Sibanda  1 weeks back

                                          Plis do a video on a KA24 2.4LTR engine

                                          • CB Winning
                                            CB Winning  1 weeks back

                                            Your videos are great man. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom.

                                            • pentonhusqvarna
                                              pentonhusqvarna  2 weeks back

                                              I want to hear what he has to say about BG additives. A BG distributor is a friend who swears by BG - and I don't pay for BG, he gives it to me free of charge so no financial incentive there. The science sound plausible, just never heard Scotty's opinion particularly regarding 44K and MOA.

                                              • J. Victor Tapia
                                                J. Victor Tapia  2 weeks back

                                                I do all of those 'don't's, my evap system is acting up and now I know why. I have to correct on all of them.

                                                • HiTechDiver
                                                  HiTechDiver  2 weeks back

                                                  Good video, thanks Scotty. You probably saved people a lot of heartache with this video. I myself at 63 y/o used to do a lot of those things you mentioned, i.e., remove the negative cable to determine if the alternator was working. If a person isn't actively working in the mechanic world, it's easy to miss some of these points. Appreciate you and your videos.

                                                  • Lee O'Shea
                                                    Lee O'Shea  1 weeks back

                                                    a simple test is headlights, if they dim when idling, either your battery is failing or alternator bushes. With the newer cars, batteries only last around 3 years. Huge power draws running computers and all the electronic gear. Some jump cables have a voltage regulator on them, as soon as the car starts, disconnect

                                                • anhbanca
                                                  anhbanca  2 weeks back

                                                  John Lennon still alive.

                                                  • milowagon
                                                    milowagon  2 weeks back

                                                    Mmmm...what happened to care free motoring. Modern cars are dull, bring back DIY autos.
                                                    Great video.

                                                    • robert edmistonii
                                                      robert edmistonii  2 weeks back

                                                      You may not read this, but please, keep up your show. You have taught me so many things I want to know. You will never know how much I appreciate it. You keep America traveling down the road.

                                                      • Bruce G
                                                        Bruce G  2 weeks back

                                                        Good to know ive always jumped several cars and kept both cars running lol i had no idea they would push against eachother

                                                        • Sssaga Benches
                                                          Sssaga Benches  2 weeks back

                                                          I jump-started my Seat Leon '01 with Peugeot 206 which was running. Both cars were running at the same time for 5 minutes. No issues.

                                                          Maybe cause they are both old :D

                                                          • Steve cuthbert
                                                            Steve cuthbert  2 weeks back

                                                            Oops! I used fill my tank to the cap while going on long trips to give me longer drive times before needing to fill it up again. I won't be doing that anymore. Also the battery jumping tip was interesting. Thanks for the tips Scotty.

                                                            • MartinIDavies
                                                              MartinIDavies  2 weeks back

                                                              thanks for the lesson in jump-staring a car especially not have 2 engines going at the same time..

                                                              • Ssactoralph
                                                                Ssactoralph  2 weeks back

                                                                This is an excellent video.

                                                                • Joe Earner
                                                                  Joe Earner  2 weeks back

                                                                  Can I fit R17 wheels on my R16 rims I have a Mitsubishi Raider and I want to put Jeep Commando tires on it

                                                                  • james hill
                                                                    james hill  2 weeks back

                                                                    If I'm not traveling a long distance I usually fill the gas tank at half full

                                                                    • GT 43
                                                                      GT 43  2 weeks back

                                                                      I got a set of wireless jumper cables, so I dont have to worry about it.

                                                                      • Kulwant Dhaliwal
                                                                        Kulwant Dhaliwal  3 weeks back


                                                                        • Ryan K
                                                                          Ryan K  3 weeks back

                                                                          damn; why not overfill tires? bad on suspension? i overfill mine because i see the tire start to wear really badly on the corners while still having major groves in the middle of the tire... (i'm trying to make it touch the road more to the middle of the tire.)

                                                                          • Edward James
                                                                            Edward James  3 weeks back

                                                                            Guilty on all counts. I grew up in the 50s and 60s so I treat newer cars like I did my 60s cars...not any more.

                                                                            • Rosko Garcia
                                                                              Rosko Garcia  3 weeks back

                                                                              So it's ok to continue to take my semi new used honda back to my honda dealer for oil changes for life ?

                                                                              • hoppa haole
                                                                                hoppa haole  3 weeks back

                                                                                As for battery back in 80s I had a 67 Comaro someone stole the battery so I got jump and drove home no battery lol.

                                                                                • Steve Elder
                                                                                  Steve Elder  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Ooorrrrr... get a stick shift and pop the clutch... Boom..done!

                                                                                  • chris chilson
                                                                                    chris chilson  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Folks, here is 2 simple tips that will save you grief:
                                                                                    1. If you don't know what your doing, don't f*cking do it anyway!
                                                                                    2. In life, the quality of advice you receive is directly proportional to the time and money you spend checking it's accuracy.

                                                                                    • Joseph Imbesi
                                                                                      Joseph Imbesi  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Scottys me HERO!! He is too!

                                                                                      • Marcin
                                                                                        Marcin  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I had brown honeycomb because of oil and running it few hours at 4rpm burned all the crap out of it.

                                                                                        • Tom D.
                                                                                          Tom D.  3 weeks back

                                                                                          All the things he says not to do, I do in my 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe with almost 400k miles on the clock. Never had any issues and the vehicle run and drives as it did when it was new. *shrugs shoulders*

                                                                                          • Larry Ehrlich
                                                                                            Larry Ehrlich  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Tires loose air pressure over time. Low tire pressure is what causes heat and heat causes blowout. Blowouts destroy your tire. I always over fill my tire pressure by 3 - 5 psi. The only downside to overinflated tires is slightly higher wear on the tread in the center of the tire. The slightly over pressurized tires are safe to drive on. Never let your tires go more than 3 psi low.
                                                                                            What vehicles do you always see pulled over for tire blowouts??? Trailers! Boat trailers, utility trailers, cargo trailers, etc. Check your air pressure often and never let the low air pressure light illuminate.

                                                                                            • Radford Tataryn
                                                                                              Radford Tataryn  3 weeks back

                                                                                              You should also check to see if there is acid in the dead car battery. Or if the car has been sitting outside in the winter time, check if the battery is frozen. That is sometimes difficult to do If it is a so called sealed battery. A totally dead battery won't charge. And such as one without acid or frozen. One with low acid can gas off with hydrogen and explode if putting a charger on and trying to start. It happened to me trying to start a tractor in a implement shed. Luckly for me, the battery had a metal shield with side hinges on. It bent the hinges and popped the lid off! Kept the acid from splashing everywhere. The battery blew its side out.