Are you one of those drivers who trust their car mechanic fully? Good for you if you’ve found a true professional who takes good care of your vehicle! Unfortunately, not all mechanics are responsible and honest with their customers. There are several things they don't want you to know so that they can take advantage of you when you bring your car in.

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"Your car battery should be replaced!" 0:31

"You need to change the oil as soon as possible!" 1:47

"You need to replace your brake pads right now!" 2:43

"Drop in for a free inspection!" 3:51

"Your car might break down if you don't use these services!" 4:31

"I'll rotate your tires!" 5:03

"Your check engine light is on. You must have a serious problem!" 5:57

"Your car needs special additives to run better!" 7:02

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- The truth is that the biggest problem with the battery comes not from the battery itself but from the wires connected to it. The spots where they're attached to the battery get damaged by corrosion.
- Various car experts state that the earliest you should start to worry about an oil change is after driving a minimum of 7,500 miles.
- You'll probably agree that no one can ignore the terrible screeching of car brakes. But the most likely cause of these terrible sounds is rust on the brake pads.
- Some car service centers attract clients by promising free bumper-to-bumper examinations of their vehicles. After you bring your car in, a mechanic will most likely discover that it has tons of problems — which need to be fixed right away.
- Don't fall for the offer of free lifetime muffler replacement! If you agree to this, you'll just end up paying more money in the long run.
- Before you drive to the garage, mark the tires with chalk. You can write the letters "RL" on the rear left tire and "FR" on the front right tire. After you get your car back, check where the marks are.
- Few people know that the most widespread reason for the check engine light to appear on your dashboard is because your gas cap isn't fastened well enough.
- Your mechanic may suggest that you buy additives for the engine, gas tank, or transmission. After you agree, you find out that these additives cost you an arm and a leg!

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    • Noel Eye
      Noel Eye

      My manufacturer's handbook recommends 12,000mile synthetic oil changes. My gut feeling is that's because they want to sell me replacement engine parts as quickly as possible!

      about 2 days ago
    • Benny

      You tube taught me all I need to know about keeping my car running and stay running and scotty killmer gives good advice on auto mec

      about 2 days ago
    • guy leblanc
      guy leblanc

      Showed me a dirty air filter but they did not have the one for my car so when I got home checked myself as I was a mechanic years back turns out it was a scam my air filter was white so they would have got me as I had trusted them had they had one on hand never went back to that Garage again and told the service manager an hour after I had checked it myself he said they were told by the big boss to find something wrong with any car over 5 yrs old because there just has to be something wrong lol.

      about 3 days ago
    • jrg973

      A real good way to waste some $$$$ is to allow the gas station attendant to open your gas cap while the engine is running. Today's car computers run so many diagnostics so often that the chances of one running while he opens your cap is like 1 in 10. If that happens your little Einstein will think anything from gas leak total engine failure and you could pay anywhere from $35 for the computer check to the "sky's the limit" if it's Saturday morning on the way to the beach on a four day week end...
      Especially if the guy looks like Dirty Harry Callahan...and starts off with "You feeling Lucky..."

      about 3 days ago
    • george

      What I do is that i have read many books and I know many things about how a car works. I am not a mechanic, but most times I had a problem, I already knew what exactly was happening. Additionally, I always try to be near the mechanic when he fixes the car. I can see what he is doing and I also learn many things. And if you ever hear about costly repairs, it is good to take another opinion from another mechanic. Maybe it's something else, or he could fix it with less money.

      about 3 days ago
    • Tom Wilmoth
      Tom Wilmoth

      This video is incredibly bad advice.

      about 4 days ago
    • arun kumar
      arun kumar

      Gd information bro..

      about 4 days ago
    • Roger Callewaert
      Roger Callewaert

      This is the reason I do my own servicing and repairs on my car

      about 4 days ago
    • Paul Blast
      Paul Blast

      Need to change break light fluid....
      And your oil is bent..

      about 5 days ago
    • Michael L
      Michael L

      Filters are commonly recommended when you bring it in for a simple oil change.

      about 5 days ago
    • Chris Holderman
      Chris Holderman

      Another so called expert. I can't believe people actually listen to these "experts"

      about 6 days ago
    • noluvnome2

      Really the industry should be blamed. Everything is made cheaper now days, softer metals, 80% plastic parts....ect.......that's why vehicles cost so much to keep in good condition

      about 6 days ago
    • David S. Hartley
      David S. Hartley

      5:07 Excuse me, you insist on thumbing your nose at God?! YOU WILL NOT HAVE A MOTOR VEHICLE IN YOUR FINAL DESTINATION BLASPHEMER !!!!

      about 6 days ago
    • David S. Hartley
      David S. Hartley

      5:05 Why would anyone offer to rotate your tires ? They rotate AUTOMATICALLY when they hit the pavement which is approximately ALWAYS !!

      about 6 days ago
    • Peter Somers
      Peter Somers In reply to David S. Hartley

      You ARE joking, right..? LOL

      about 5 days ago
    • Mary Chong
      Mary Chong

      Lug nuts, I had a mechanic say I needed them changed, how can you tell?

      about 7 days ago
    • Marjo

      When I was a young woman, I had a new car. When it needed its first oil change, I took it to a local quick oil change. After a few minutes, a young mechanic came to me waving a filthy carburetor filter, really filthy. He said it needed to be replaced. I said, “you got that out of my car?” He said “yes, women don’t know much about these things”. I told him “that’s not possible it came from my car”, he asked why, I replied, “because my car doesn’t have a carburetor, it’s fuel injected.”
      He didn’t know where to turn, he was dumbfounded.

      about 7 days ago
    • JAI M
      JAI M In reply to Marjo

      @MarjoAre you sure, your probably still using horse and carriage to get around

      about 1 day ago
    • Marjo
      Marjo In reply to Marjo

      Peter Somers - not air filter, he presented the big round carburetor filter. Fuel injector vehicles do not have a carburetor or the large round filter.

      about 1 day ago
    • Peter Somers
      Peter Somers In reply to Marjo

      Why the heck do you imagine, that fuel injection on a car does not use an air filter..? All cars have an air filter and sometimes - it does need replacing. Maybe not yours, but that's another story.

      about 5 days ago
    • JAI M
      JAI M In reply to Marjo

      I'm surprised he didn't sell you classic white wall tires to go along with your carburetor

      about 6 days ago
    • Puipuia vuite
      Puipuia vuite

      who ever made this video does not know any real knowledge about car. check engine light can means different problem. not just a gas caps not fully tight. also on the oil change if you love you car dont wait that long. It depend on how long used and how often you drive your car. not by reading the mileage.

      about 8 days ago
    • michael baker
      michael baker

      Rusty brake pads? Driving and using brakes removes any rust. Never trust anyone who doesn't know that.

      about 9 days ago
    • Jacob Hanson
      Jacob Hanson

      But before I leave. Let's add some extra tips in terms of the gas cap being loose causing a check engine light. Many new cars, Like my cheap pos (still a 2012) tell you if it's the gas cap. Mine for instance will start showing a "gas cap" warning. Now adays. I dont think most check engine lights are because of a bad gas cap seal

      about 10 days ago
    • you2tooyou2too

      re 3:40 That aluminum or steel (light grey) tang is designed to make a squeal when the pad does need to be replaced, by scraping harmlessly against the brake disk. If you let it get so thin that the black steel backing plate hits the shiny disk surface, it will destroy the braking surface, and at least, you will need to get the disk "turned" on a lathe, to remove the surface damage.
      re 5:20 You can tell if your tires (wheels, actually) have been rotated if you use a knife or nail file to cut a 1/8" notch in the tread of one of the tires to be rotated, so they can't just wipe off the mark.

      about 13 days ago
    • Cerys Mitchell
      Cerys Mitchell


      about 13 days ago
    • Mark Romero
      Mark Romero

      When my car stops running, normally the problem is I am out of gasoline. If I need car parts, I usually buy them straight from China. I only go to a mechanic when there is a hot looking young lady there. I flirt with her to get a big discount.

      about 13 days ago
    • Brian Winter
      Brian Winter

      Tire rotation does make a difference in wear

      about 14 days ago
    • Brian Winter
      Brian Winter

      Omg this kills me..

      about 14 days ago
    • kevin schack
      kevin schack

      Where i live they change some parts of the engine with old parts

      about 16 days ago
    • Nahuel Galmarini
      Nahuel Galmarini

      Rust on break pads. Or on rotors my guy ?

      about 16 days ago
    • C De
      C De


      about 17 days ago
    • Jordan Jiang
      Jordan Jiang


      about 18 days ago
    • Emcee58

      Got new tires from Sears, their mechanic said that I needed a new fuel line, that it was dirty and in danger of clogging... Hard to trust a mechanic who doesn't know what a good solvent and cleaner gasoline is

      about 19 days ago
    • Alastair Little
      Alastair Little

      This video is very inaccurate, but is presented with an authoritive voice that would make the gullible believe. They have not researched properly, and I have taken note of the poster to make sure i don't get suckered by any other of their videos, which may be on a subject i know less about so I would be vulnerable to wrong information.

      about 19 days ago