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Buying a used car can be intimidating, because it's difficult to know the history of a vehicle before you buy it, as well as the health of the engine and other vital components. There are, however, several key checks that can help you determine certain vehicles to avoid. This video will discuss the various signs, from the exhaust to the engine bay, that may notify you it's best to avoid a vehicle if you're not looking to take on additional work and repairs.

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    • Engineering Explained
      Engineering Explained

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      about 3 months ago
    • Voice of Validity
      Voice of Validity In reply to Engineering Explained

      +riste canev I think that part is true, I think I heard about that, it's the pressurized cap, mechanic said to not open that one when it's running so don't open it when it's running.

      about 22 days ago
    • Oscar Zamora-Bautista
      Oscar Zamora-Bautista In reply to Engineering Explained

      I am new to your channel. And I do have a question. Do you know about the flawed engines issue on Toyotas from certain years ? The ones that burn oil because of some common issue that was a Toyota mistake. Would you be able to tell me how to fix it ?

      about 23 days ago
    • Waqar Ahmed
      Waqar Ahmed In reply to Engineering Explained

      '

      about 1 month ago
    • Me Ballerman
      Me Ballerman In reply to Engineering Explained

      Where do you live? That yellow Honda there has zero rust - and it has never been sprayed with any rust prohibiter like Dinitrol or Suvo, Pava, whatever. You must live in a perfect, sun dried part of the world. I'm Danish - rule no 1 here is: Have your vehicle have a complete anti rust treatment shortly after you purchase it from new. Denmark is probably the country in the world with the most hostile climate to cars (wet, wet, wet - some frost bite in the winter, then thaw, frost again, thaw - salt sprayers driving every night - then comes spring with rising temperatures and tonnes of more rain. So we need to get the our cars fully treated with anti-rust. We don't treat our cars ourselves - we have it done by professionals. Dinitrol is the best, and most expensive company. Would've been more interesting if you had chosen a rusty "DO NOT BUY" car to check, instead of that clinical clean, perfect Honda there.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jonny Parada
      Jonny Parada In reply to Engineering Explained

      Engineering Explained great tip with the phone 🀘🏻

      about 3 months ago
    • potatochobit
      potatochobit

      no, my dude
      blue smoke means your turbos are leaking and will need a rebuild
      who drives NA cars anymore? just honda owners, lol

      about 14 hours ago
    • Da C.
      Da C.

      Don't buy a car that is low on coolant and no visible leaks. You will not always see it in the exhaust smoke. I bought one when it got in the oil, car ran good but when I removed valve cover it was slugged up. Had to pull the engine and completely redo it but all parts were saved after trip to machine shop.

      about 4 days ago
    • Pheng Yang
      Pheng Yang

      The #6 is if u are very rich.

      about 4 days ago
    • Boyd Mason
      Boyd Mason

      Wow! Go buy a new vehicle! Best and most reliable vehicle I bought was a 1991 Cherokee that the engine bay looked like hell! Bought it at 178k 8 years ago......its currently at 397k with about perfect factory compression. Like said you are telling people to buy a perfect, brand new vehicle.....people buy used, in perfect vehicles to save on depreciation!

      about 6 days ago
    • disabled submarine vet
      disabled submarine vet

      Looks like you are starting to go bald.

      about 7 days ago
    • Wes
      Wes

      very informative channel, i found you i think sometime two months ago

      about 8 days ago
    • glbernini0
      glbernini0

      What is your definition of a long test drive?

      about 8 days ago
    • Desmond Bagley
      Desmond Bagley

      .........take a good fast action lift jack to inspect the car and take off a wheel or two ,, it's surprising how often a rubber boot is torn on the the various joints.

      about 10 days ago
    • Udalix
      Udalix

      I always though black smoke was oil, blue was gas, weird.

      about 10 days ago
    • Tiera Wilson
      Tiera Wilson In reply to Udalix

      Blue means head gasket issues

      about 8 days ago
    • showgirls around the world a dancer family
      showgirls around the world a dancer family

      Excellant vlog!

      about 10 days ago
    • Branislav M.
      Branislav M.

      Simple... buy a new car.

      about 11 days ago
    • Zachary Freese
      Zachary Freese

      Perhaps, someone bumped into the side of the garage when they were parking and didn't quite judge it right. You made me LOL

      about 11 days ago
    • Jason Groze
      Jason Groze

      I stuck my dingy in the gas port

      about 13 days ago
    • Luke Powers
      Luke Powers

      what about if its just a valve cover seal...not a big deal right

      about 14 days ago
    • Roz Christopherson
      Roz Christopherson

      Excellent !!!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

      about 14 days ago
    • Zephnir Hoodsmash
      Zephnir Hoodsmash

      You forgot to mention that Condensation from the AC dripping is okay. :) that's the only thing that should drip when you have the AC running for some time.

      about 14 days ago
    • Dylan Downright
      Dylan Downright

      Ugh! Why'd they stop making the s2000?! Bring it back!

      about 14 days ago
    • Major Calvary
      Major Calvary

      Learned something useful. Thanks!

      about 16 days ago
    • Lawson Leatherwood
      Lawson Leatherwood

      TjHunt should watch this video

      about 17 days ago
    • DreadStroke
      DreadStroke

      my cars from Canada the under carriage will have rust

      about 18 days ago
    • Omar Anis
      Omar Anis

      adding clips of smoking exhaust, leaks, under body damage, suspension damage examples would make your video more instructive.....p.s. its not criticism, just some feed back.

      about 18 days ago
    • Mike Corvin
      Mike Corvin

      This is a very good video explaining what to look for when purchasing a second hand vehicle, I've been to a couple of seccond hand dealers and they aren't happy when it come to checking out the car for more then five to tens minutes... and as for a long drive the most they allow was a mile drive. So usually I would just walk away. Then I have second thoughts thinking that I might of lost a good deal. When you say a long drive whats a long drive?

      about 18 days ago
    • BOXLighT
      BOXLighT

      i got a 525 tds 1996 with 300k miles and it somkes black qhen u floor it is it bad?

      about 19 days ago
    • Aaron Schaffer
      Aaron Schaffer

      1: it’s a Honda

      about 19 days ago
    • ReconTHG
      ReconTHG

      Had white smoke on my diesel on startups (quite a big puff) but after some time and driving it gone away and does not smoke at all πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

      about 19 days ago
    • Jairo Fernandez
      Jairo Fernandez

      What scanning toll is that!?

      about 20 days ago
    • Briel 000
      Briel 000

      I would like to see some examples

      about 20 days ago
    • ChubzWubz
      ChubzWubz

      you should've shown like picture on the screen of what the problem looks like because not all people know a lot about cars or engines

      about 21 day ago
    • iannickCZ
      iannickCZ

      How many people have an old car and are worried now?

      about 21 day ago