Never Buy a Car Without Checking for This

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  • Published: 11 May 2019
  • Never Buy a Car Without Checking for This, DIY and car review with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Buying a car. Buying a new car. Buying a used car. How to buy a car. Used car inspection. How to buy a used car. How to inspect a car before buying it. Car buying tips. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   5 months back

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    • s rebelway
      s rebelway  5 months back

      Scotty u the best

    • EPIC PUPPY TECH
      EPIC PUPPY TECH  5 months back

      @Gutierrez Gerdardo no problem man

    • Gutierrez Gerdardo
      Gutierrez Gerdardo  5 months back

      @EPIC PUPPY TECH cool, sounds logical. Thanks

    • EPIC PUPPY TECH
      EPIC PUPPY TECH  5 months back

      @Gutierrez Gerdardo change all the oils , they would have dried probably.

    • EPIC PUPPY TECH
      EPIC PUPPY TECH  5 months back

      @Gutierrez Gerdardo BTW try recharging your car battery or better change the battery cause that's probably the case .

  • Alan Welson
    Alan Welson  2 months back

    the red panda looks especially cute here in this video, with Scotty's voice.

    • Craig Arndt
      Craig Arndt  5 months back

      Oil rustproofing does a great job. Keeps the inner door mechanicals lubricated and keeps the rust away. Works great up here in Buffalo. Anywhere that uses road salt, that stuff will eat through anything, oil rustproofing done every 2 years keeps rust away.

      • Fish Tropic
        Fish Tropic  5 months back

        Haha give it to them lol

        • dbdigital57
          dbdigital57  5 months back

          Sell on Carvana offered 10% more than Carmax plus they pick it up at your house...

          • Dewayne Maiden
            Dewayne Maiden  5 months back

            If your car is low miles and fairly new and clean, no dings scratches and such carmax will give you a good price. I sold them one that I bought new and wanted out from the loan. They gave me more than i could of sold it for anyway.

            • voraistos
              voraistos  5 months back

              Would choose a Saab convertible over a Toyota for safety any day.

              • wilson2000t
                wilson2000t  5 months back

                I have the best of all worlds: a convertible-hard top, Toyota--the Lexus SC430 (built in Japan). I hope I never have to fix the convertible top, because it's complicated, but because it is a Toyota, my odds of it being reliable are great!

                • Valerie Bigelow
                  Valerie Bigelow  5 months back

                  I use A soil. It has transformed our VW Jetta.

                  • Sideshow 44
                    Sideshow 44  5 months back

                    Opposite side to this argument, I bought a Mercedes 190 with rust problems, and blowing piston rings, I've sorted the rust, and I've got a 2.3 m112 v6 engine ready to go in from a donor car, so my £550 banger is going to end up being an awesome car.

                    • Ok ok
                      Ok ok  5 months back

                      your glasses, how do they called? looks nice

                      • Jose Medina
                        Jose Medina  5 months back

                        CarMax is like GameStop they give you pennies for your car exactly like GameStop gives you pennies for your games and then they sell it for a higher price

                        • coloss3070
                          coloss3070  5 months back

                          "Don't-buy-somebody-else's-problem" Mercedes image was a killer :D

                          • prof. stein
                            prof. stein  5 months back

                            i think you would be suprised how many people don't know how to take care of something like a mercedes, bmw, lotus, ect. especially the higher performance models.

                        • Tyrone Hagans
                          Tyrone Hagans  5 months back

                          2016 Toyota Corolla is this a reliable vehicle?

                          • You Too
                            You Too  5 months back

                            Hey Scotty I must confess in my 30-plus years of buying cars I never change the oil in any of them and they just keep on going and going for years without problems, what's your explanation of this?

                            • redroverlax25
                              redroverlax25  5 months back

                              Hey, Scotty! I have a 2002 Accord that accumulates water in the rear right passenger foot well when it rains hard. I've checked the sunroof drains, blew air through them, but no clogs. I've also checked the door drains and it's all clear there. It's just that ONE foot well. Nowhere else! Any idea where the water can be coming from?

                              • Sofadagen
                                Sofadagen  5 months back

                                hey Scotty. what do you think of Fluid film? its rust proofing even if the car is rusted

                                • Hendra Zenhua
                                  Hendra Zenhua  5 months back

                                  well i dont know exactly about zinc coating on some cars, my mum has a 2007 corolla and its getting surface rust around some machined holes on the body. some new cars are nasty with steel protection, my boss owns a small 2010 1.2l barina spark and its made in north korea and it had rust coming through the back of the body where the rear hatch is its almost as if they gave it a coat of primer and just barely got a top coat of red on and after some many years rust is forming where the top coat and primer has worn off.
                                  new cars are made with recycled steel and they will rust very quick thus they need to be coated very well in primer.

                                  • nisde22
                                    nisde22  5 months back

                                    I bought a Volvo S60 that has this exact problem (many of your picutres are Volvo pictures), but I have never seen this before on any of my cars, so I didnt pay any attention to it. The car burns 8 quarts of oil every 10.000 miles. I wish I knew what this was prior to buying the car. Well, it runs, just gotta top of the oil.

                                    • Eda Bean
                                      Eda Bean  5 months back

                                      Convertibles--buy a motorcycle.

                                      • Mark Eckstein
                                        Mark Eckstein  5 months back

                                        My car has build up on the oil cap. I change my oil frequently, and I just replaced my valve gasket. Sludge free on the cams.

                                        • Austin Heft
                                          Austin Heft  5 months back

                                          There’s brand new Mopar mini vans in buffalo that are rusting. I see it all day. The aluminum hoods peel in 2 years

                                          • Dynamic Warfare
                                            Dynamic Warfare  5 months back

                                            Hey Scotty, I wanted your opinion on two cars:

                                            a 1989 Toyota Celica as a first car, my main concerns are if it runs as well, and long as the model you have from around 1994.

                                            a 1991 Toyota Supra MK III for later on down the line, I am less concerned with it long lasting (because i am probably going to drive it like its a supra lol) I just want to know any major complaints like engine or transmission problems. i am looking for a standard transmission because I don't want the hassle of possible automatic transmission recalls or issues).

                                            and have yourself a good day.

                                            • Cody J
                                              Cody J  5 months back

                                              CarMax gave me $9K for a 2006 Crossfire with 50K miles in 2011. It had some body and paint damage due to a side-swipe by a bus while it was parked. It wasn't a bad deal. That's my only experience with them though.

                                              • Darin Porter
                                                Darin Porter  5 months back

                                                The 5 cyl. colorado motor was junk... plain and simple. That's why they weren't made very long

                                                • cyberpunk11x
                                                  cyberpunk11x  5 months back

                                                  Rev up somebody else's problems!

                                                  • J Taylor
                                                    J Taylor  5 months back

                                                    Take oil cap off and Take a Flashlight and look inside

                                                    • KY LaPimp
                                                      KY LaPimp  5 months back

                                                      Where is your shop in Houston

                                                      • Vincent Vega
                                                        Vincent Vega  5 months back

                                                        Thanks for the positive comment on the first Gen Chevy Colorado with the Inline 5. The H3 was based on this truck but Alpha version got the V8s.

                                                        • George Schneider
                                                          George Schneider  5 months back

                                                          Hey Scott! I have a 2016 Toyota Corolla. A week ago, the engine light was on, I went to the dealership and they said it was the gas cap so they replaced it. Two days later, the light was back on, they told me to replace the fuel pipe ($510.00). Any counsel!!!??? Help please🙏🙏🙏🙏🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

                                                          • Livelife Cheapandsimple
                                                            Livelife Cheapandsimple  5 months back

                                                            Hey Scotty, is it a good idea to clean your engine by putting diesel in the engine? and drive it for a little while to clean out build ups and then drain it out and put new engine oil.

                                                            • Trevor LeVasseur
                                                              Trevor LeVasseur  5 months back

                                                              He doesn't care kuz he's kinda falling apart too 😂😂😂

                                                              • WhiteEyeRaven
                                                                WhiteEyeRaven  5 months back

                                                                Scotty, I've been on the market for a truck. Preferably used, My question is, should I settle for a Ram 1500 (2005-2014) or would I get better bang for my buck with a Toyota Tacoma (2010-2016) despite their high market pricing?

                                                                • Mr Toker Smoker High All
                                                                  Mr Toker Smoker High All  5 months back

                                                                  Great video asper Scottie. My Dad bought a VW Passat that was a very tidy car, leather seats electric everything, but did not give it a good look over before he bought it as he thought it was a well looked after car. Well it turned out it had so much gunk, it was unreal. Needles to say that car got sold on pretty fast. 🙈 he learned the hard way, never judge a book by just the cover. 😋✌

                                                                  • Shane Sexton
                                                                    Shane Sexton  5 months back

                                                                    CarMax will kill the used car market.

                                                                    • Joel Steingold
                                                                      Joel Steingold  5 months back

                                                                      I don't know how I came up on your Channel and I'm not too interested in cars. I'm still not super interested in cars but you found a way to make them interesting to me. You're very knowledgeable and you present material in an easy-to-understand way thanks for your Channel

                                                                      • mamaboo cee
                                                                        mamaboo cee  5 months back

                                                                        I though everyone knew regular oil changes was the best maintenance for a car.

                                                                        • Mr MEMé
                                                                          Mr MEMé  5 months back

                                                                          4:35, "Toyota were Never into Sports Cars" ????
                                                                          Toyota ran a few Engines in Formulae 1 at one Stage !!!

                                                                          • Rasmus S
                                                                            Rasmus S  5 months back

                                                                            If you live in Denmark no car will last 5 years without rust protection, sea all around and the amount of salt they use on the roads during winter is insane! Its the car owners nightmare!

                                                                            • Gabriel Sahu
                                                                              Gabriel Sahu  5 months back

                                                                              Y glasses

                                                                              • amit gutfeld
                                                                                amit gutfeld  5 months back

                                                                                Hey scotty, i have a Toyota Yaris. If water splashed some drops into the air suck hole of the engine when i filled the windshield water, could it get into the engine and damage it? and more than that, how does the rain doesnt suck into the engine in the winter from the front when we drive? i always wondered...

                                                                                • Jarius Davis
                                                                                  Jarius Davis  5 months back

                                                                                  Are 2005-2008 Toyota Camry Solara’s good reliable daily drivers?

                                                                                  • Brandan Woods
                                                                                    Brandan Woods  5 months back

                                                                                    I believe so my girlfriends sister had one till 280k miles and the only reason she got rid of it is because someone totaled it out in a accident.

                                                                                • Jerry cohen Cohen
                                                                                  Jerry cohen Cohen  5 months back

                                                                                  Carmax sucks wanted to give me one third of what my care was worth

                                                                                  • Zach Carmichael
                                                                                    Zach Carmichael  5 months back

                                                                                    Wife's Kia Forte engine locked up and she's looking for something else. We found an excellent condition 2007 RAV4 through a private seller for $5300. Only 3 owners, no accidents, maintained well with great tires, synthetic oil changes etc, EXCEPT the mileage is 200,000. Toyotas are reliable, but is this a good purchase? Seller is getting rid of it because he upgraded to a Highlander for his family and young daughter has an older RAV4 already.

                                                                                    • Taylor Locklear
                                                                                      Taylor Locklear  5 months back

                                                                                      What do you like an hate about a Ford Taurus?

                                                                                      • Tom Condon
                                                                                        Tom Condon  5 months back

                                                                                        Quick search, I couldn't find what I was looking for. Toyota made a car in the '60s that looked a lot like an MG, I remember it having 2000 in its designation. It was a ragtop. I looked up Toyota 2000 and found a car made from '67 to '70, but I've never seen it before
                                                                                        It replaced the Toyota 800, and I've never seen that withwr... Hmmm...

                                                                                        • Dominick Serio
                                                                                          Dominick Serio  5 months back

                                                                                          Also while removing the oil cap, Start the vehicle and see if it has blow by gases ?

                                                                                          • Tinky Nine
                                                                                            Tinky Nine  5 months back

                                                                                            :52 busted up laughing