Here’s How Car Dealerships are Scamming You

Here’s How Car Dealerships are Scamming You

rev up your engines, fun lu says do I have
to service a Corolla CVT, dealer says that has lifetime fluid, yeah you got to
change that fluid let me tell you something, ask them what they mean by
lifetime fluid and they say while the fluid is good for the lifetime of the
transmission, then ask them what’s the warranty on the transmission, if they say
it’s like a hundred thousand miles or whatever, if it breaks after that then
you gotta buy a new $5,000 transmission so I personally would change it every
sixty thousand miles or so, the lifetime fluid is a bunch of malarkey, nothing
lasts forever all fluids get dirty inside spinning gears and stuff they all
wear out, they all, there’s chains inside there the chain links wear out they get
dirty then there’s more friction, all fluid gets dirty needs to be changed
eventually and they’re just pulling the scam saying it’s a lifetime fluid
meaning the lifetime of the transmission and when it breaks out of warranty you
gotta pay for another one mr. live arrow says Scotty 1990 Honda
preludes for a fun car, yay or nay I like to style, if you like it and you can find
one that’s in really good shape it can be
a fun car but I got a customer bought that same car, he’s had nothing but
problems with it because it’s so old you’re talking about almost a thirty
year old car and here’s the thing about the preludes that a lot of people don’t
understand, the preludes are very similar to
the Honda Accords but a lot of their parts are completely different, for
example, the prelude has a different compressor than the Honda Accord back in
1990, I could get a brand new Honda Accord compressor, but I can only get
rebuilt ones for the prelude and I don’t believe in rebuilt ones, so we kept
buying rebuilt ones I kept putting them on they kept breaking, so you got to
think about that on a really old car like that the parts can be super
expensive, then again let’s say you live up north you don’t care about air
conditioning, then you don’t have to worry about that stuff the rest of the vehicles
are pretty solid oreo zero seven five says Scotty I’m
considering buying a 04 or 05 Subaru WRX is there anything to look at when
inspecting the car, now they can be fun cars but it’s a Subaru with a boxer
engine, they are notorious for blowing head gaskets, you can watch my video how
to tell if your head gasket is blown on YouTube, you can buy the kit that I have
on Amazon for like 35 bucks, so you can test
if the head gasket is blowing if it is don’t even
think about by it, now if it’s a standard transmission yeah check to see if the
clutch is slipping because they do wear out, but if it’s an automatic transmission
you really want a road test it well cuz
that’s the weakest thing in Subarus are their automatic transmissions they have
nothing but problems with them, they don’t even make the
own they buy them from Nissan jatco, so it’s not like they’re even making their
own transmission, so you’d want to check that too, Carlos says what’s up Scotty
this is the second time in one year I’ve had to replace the alternator in my Acura
MDX 2007, what underlying problem could be going on, okay first of all always
have the battery load tested too, because the battery and the alternator work together
you got a weak battery you’re gonna keep buying alternators
because it’ll make it work too hard, so have that load tested to make sure you’re
buying from a quality store that says quality part, almost all of them
are remanufactured not new, and a lot of guys
just do a crap job remanufacturing and the third thing is, you want to have a
pro like me if you keep having it over and over again, you put another one at
it lasts only a year, you check for some kind of minor
electrical shorts, because if you got bad wiring, bad wiring loose connectors that
builds up heat, then the alternator has to put out more power it stains it and it
can burn out faster, those are the three main things that will make an alternative
go bad, one broadcast I’m thinking about getting a truck should I get a 99
Chevy Silverado or a 7.3 power stroke, first you got to decide what do you want
you want, you want to have a diesel engine if
you’re towing large distances, if you’re towing heavy weights, gasoline engines
aren’t made for towing and hauling diesels are, I’d get the Ford products
anyways cuz they’re better made, but if you go back to 1999 the Silverado
v8 gas engines we’re decent pickup trucks, if you wanted a gasoline pickup
truck yeah maybe go ahead and get one of those, but if you really wanted haul a
lot of stuff get the Power Stroke, diesel engines are the way to go if you’re
going to tow stuff around Francis says Scott I got a 2013 Toyota
Corolla ninety five thousand miles and the clutch pedal sometimes squeak when I
pressed it in, I replaced the slave cylinder but doesn’t seem to fix it what could it
be okay well we’re talking about squeaking
inside the car the slave cylinder is on the transmission, it could be your clutch
master cylinder squeaking but more often if it’s coming on
the inside it’s the clutch paddle and it’s got a
spring built-in and they’re cheap bushings that are in those things, a lot
of times they just wear and then they squeak, especially when the rubber gets
worn and then the metal hits metal, with a really good spray lithium, lithium is
really good for spraying bare metal, spray the spring and all the bushings
there and then see what happens, if it goes away and you got a spray at four
or five times a year big deal a can of spray cost like seven bucks and
it’s really good for spraying any kind of bare metal, lithium that’s what the
lithium lube is really good for, so if you never want to miss another one of my
new car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell!

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  2. Hello Scotty can you talk me more about 2014 Fiat 500L Easy manual transmission 48,000 miles do you think that’s a good car thank you ?

  3. Scotty you rock man!! What about a 2005 to 2007 toyota yaris? Are there parts for manual transmission? (European Union)

  4. You really can’t win as a dealer service writer. You either sell the fluids and are scamming the customer or you don’t sell the fluids and are scamming the customer. I worked with a mechanic that retired from rebuilding differentials and transmissions, and he suggested replacing all the oils within 30k. He said he had seen lifetime transmission oils destroyed in 30k. People think because they spent 40k in a car there should be no maintenance. With today’s 9 speed and CVT transmissions, it’s an ounce of prevention doing maintenance.

  5. Best way , do your homework before and know what car you want before walking in a stealership, you will avoid a lot of head ache and marketing tricks ??

  6. I went to see a dealership last week , the guy asked me 100 bucks just to see if my credit can be approve . fucking rats.

  7. why aren't gas engines designed to tow? My 5.7 liter tundra has 100k on it and 40k are miles i've towed a boat. the thing runs like new still.

  8. Just bought my wife a 2018 AlfaRomeo Giulia with 11k miles. Dealership says chage oil every 10k miles or once a year. What are your thoughts on that?

  9. I NEED A MECHANIC IN THE ATLANTA GA AREA for my 2000 Nissan Altima gxe 5spd. Crank NO START condition.

  10. Scotty can you please make a video on how to change transmission fluid on nissan qashqai. Thank you very much.

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