I'm Calling Out This Auto Repair Shop (Scam Alert)

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I'm Calling Out This Auto Repair Shop (Scam Alert), DIY and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Car repair scams. Mechanic scams. Car scams revealed. Bad auto repair shops to avoid. 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 52 years.

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⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:

⬇️ Things used in this video:
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Author — Scotty Kilmer

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Scotty single handedly ruined an entire chain 😂😂

Author — YureiZenSakura

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Scotty, the Father Bear, protecting his Toyotas from unnecessary repairs.

Author — Tom Cartmel

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Used to work for a chain out here in Cali, was let go because I wasn't meeting their "numbers". While the other techs were up selling what ever possible and exceeding theirs. I'm a way too honest auto technician to scam customers.



Keep up the good work!!

Author — DK knight

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I took my 2010 camry to the local firestone shop to get the safety inspection about a year ago. Miraculously they found my power steering reservoir was leaking profusely. It never leaked before, and it didn't leak going into their shop, but there was a big puddle under the car. I'm positive they messed around with the hose clamp. They quoted over $300 to make the repair. I brought the car home and replaced the hose clamp, it hasn't leaked since. Total ripoff attempt

Author — Alan Woodhouse

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Scotty you’re a good honest and honorable man.

Author — EDWIN MORALES

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I notice that Scotty’s neighbour has a Toyota. Probably doesn’t dare to get anything else!

Author — Runmaster

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I worked for midas for a week. I left when the service advisor told this old lady she needs brakes. It was a 95 Honda civic (this was 2010) it had 23k kilometers on it. No rust ridges and the calipers still had the OE paint on them. They had never got hot enough to take the paint off. They told this 80 year old she needed pads calipers rotors on all 4 corrners, the works. I quit after coffee that morning.

Author — Otsigo

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It's easy to spot the places that do this: They're the ones who advertise the most. Honest mechanics don't need to advertise incessantly, they're always booked.

Author — Marty Spargur

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There's nothing that scares me more than taking a car in for service and not knowing what's wrong with it in advance. Years ago I decided to start using YouTube to fix things myself. I'm now able to do about 90% of my own repairs. Thanks, Scotty... you and several other YouTube mechanics have saved me thousands, and I mean thousands over the last several years!

Author — W Sears

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I run a small chain of shops my father started 30 plus years ago and I see this all the time people bring me the quote from dealerships saying they need $1000 plus worth of work when in actuality they don’t even need work or they need minimum work done. The worst scam around me is firestone when they sell tires and include a “lifetime” alignment but when you go in for an alignment they try to sell them thousands dollars of front end work. I had a customer go to FS and they said no alignment because everything under the front end needed to be replaces. Customer came to us we looked at it and everything was damn near perfect. She went back to FS and they told her everything was bad again. It was a older lady and she called me from FS crying. I drove to FS and went to go look at her car on the lift when I walked in I spoke to the manager and had a small chat and when I left the finally did the lifetime alignment. She asked me what I told the manager and I told her the truth. The manager at FS brings all his personal cars to us to fix because he doesn’t trust the mechanics at firestone to fix his own car and he is the manager.

Author — Spencer Dean

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Scotty is right: look for an independent mechanic who has been prequalified by your friends and family.

Author — Mats Andresson

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I’m 72 and they see me coming! But I’m pretty mechanical and try to do a lot of research but still I’m scared of them. SOcial Security does not allow for wasted services mistakes.

Author — RVFreeDa

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Every time I see stuff like this it makes me so glad I do all my own vehicle maintenance/repairs.

Author — Ryno5150

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Thank you Scotty for being one of the few good and honest mechanics in this world.

Author — Jetlife_777

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Hey Scotty. Love your channel keep up the good work. I to am a life long automotive technician and I see the same thing just gouging people for things that they definitely do not need. It can make us all look bad. I’m always straight with a customer I never try to upsell nothing. Then if something needs immediate attention obviously that needs to be addressed to the customer but if there’s something else in the next six months then advise the customer and let them know that they don’t need to repair now and plan on having it done later down the road. Thanks again Scotty you have a great day my friend.

Author — Mkewl2006

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100 percent right Scotty, always be careful when getting advice on car repairs, you're a good man.

Author — Mark One

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Always love Scotty's videos. Every time I work on my own car, I feel good not spending unnecessary money and getting ripped off.

Author — John Medici

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Scotty, I’ve got a mechanic like you...he even tells me “you don’t have to do this right now!” Dealers are where you get screwed...haven’t been to one in 20-years!

Author — Patrick R

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god bless ya brother, u sir are one of the "good ones"

Author — heavychevy383