Here's How Car Dealerships are Scamming You

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Here’s How Car Dealerships are Scamming You, DIY and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Car scams. Dealership scams to avoid. The truth about car dealerships.

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  1. 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.

  2. Recently the local toyota dealer quoted $450 to replace the trunk latch on my 2009 camry.
    Happily, I found the same latch on AMZN for $30 and replaced it myself.
    During the same visit, they wanted $75 to replace 1 faulty TPS. I went around the corner to the local tire shop and they replaced 3 for the same price.
    Lesson learned, dealers are for warranty work, nothing else.

  3. F350 SUPER DUTY DIESEL 4×4 .CRUISE CONTROL WON'T WORK.ADDED A SCT PROGAMER LOVE WHAT IT DOES. 22 MPG FREEWAY.CODE 703. B BRAKE KEEPS COMING UP.WE CHANGED THE PRESURE SWITCH ON THE MASTER CYLINDER AND THE ONE ON THE BRAKE PEDDLE TWICE.STILL CAN'T CLEAR THE CODE.WE ARE THINKING CRUISE WON'T WORK BECAUSE OF THE CODE.ANY THOUGHTS

  4. A few years ago before I moved away, I always used to see this really old guy driving an Oldsmobile, maybe a 1953 or 1954 model, obviously original with it's small bit of rust and faded paint. Looks like this guy just bought his favorite car and made it last for the rest of his life. Not so good for the car companies, but I'm thinking of doing the same thing with a car I really like.

  5. Scotty I have a 1999 camaro with only 7k miles I brought the car brand new back then and I have not had the tranny fuild yet is it ok if I change the tranny fuild or have it flushed out ? Thanks

  6. I just had a shop tell me I have to replace the whole tranny and get a new onef. Its bumping in 2nd gear, other than that, it cycles good on the road no problems. I went to another shop, this guy tells me its good for awhile then just needs overhaul and he topped off fluid. How could you have so different diagnostic on same tranny?

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