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Are Auto Repair Labor Rates Fair? -ETCG1

In the comments of the last video that I posted a debate started about automotive repair labor rates. I thought I would make this video to address some of those concerns and offer my opinions on the matter. I know it seems like labor rates are expensive but I believe …

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Why It’s Dumb To Drive Through Water

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 45 years, shows why you should never attempt to drive though water with your car. Even a six inch deep trip into waterland can end up ruining your engine, so try to stay high and dry. And, If you like my car help, be …

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The Future of Diagnostics -ETCG1

Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com EricTheCarGuy channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EricTheCarGuy/featured I was reading this article the other day and it got me to thinking about how things have changed in just the time I’ve been working as a technician. I thought I would cover some of the diagnostic tools that I had used …

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Experience Matters -ETCG1

Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com EricTheCarGuy channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EricTheCarGuy/featured Sometimes you find yourself wondering what to do next, that’s where experience comes in. The more you go through the more you know, or hope to know. The idea is to build a mental library of information that you can use to draw …

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Is Flat Rate Fair? -ETCG1

Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com EricTheCarGuy channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EricTheCarGuy/featured This has been something of an ongoing discussion on ETCG1, the flat rate system. This is the system which is wildly used in the repair industry to pay technicians. Some like it but many don’t. Recently I read an article about some technicians …

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Replacing A Broken Ball Joint

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 45 years, shows how to replace a ball joint on your vehicle’s suspension. If your steering is acting up, or if you hear clunks when hitting bumps, you should check out this video. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch …

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Those #@$*ing Engineers! -ETCG1

Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com EricTheCarGuy channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EricTheCarGuy/featured Engineers can be our best friends or our worst enemies. In this video I talk a little bit about how automotive engineering can effect us. Keep in mind it’s not always the engineers fault when it seems like you’re getting the shaft during …

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A Car You Can’t Check The Engine Oil On.

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 45 years, shows perhaps one of the dumbest designs ever made in a car. Some newer BMWs have engines with no oil dipticks in them so you can’t manually check the oil level in your car. Let’s just hope other car makers don’t decide …

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