Why Not to Bring Your Car to the Dealership

Why Not to Bring Your Car to the Dealership


rev up your engines, ride share supplies
says what’s better to go to the dealer to
have your car serviced or an independent
mechanic, independent mechanics mark up
the price of parts even though their
labor is cheaper ,first of all, no
independent should charge more for a part
than the dealer, the dealer prices are the
highest prices that you’re ever gonna
pay, now say a dealer says an alternator is
$600, well independents, we can get
alternators for one hundred and fifty
two hundred dollars, maybe mark it up
some but we never mark it up, honest ones
anyways, as high as the dealer prices, the
problem you find is, the dealerships are
generally the highest dollar places out
there, most of them are charged 120 to
140 dollars an hour labor now here in Houston,
most independent shops charge
less, now you have to find somebody who
knows that they’re doing at either place
I’ve seen some very horrible mechanics
that work at dealerships, I’ve seen
horrible mechanics that worked in
independent shops, you can find crappy
mechanics anywhere, the thing is you want
to find a good mechanic and if you do
find a good independent mechanic, you go
to him and have them fix your car, if you
go to a dealer you’re gonna get random
whoever’s time it’s turn for working on a
car they’ll give your car to them, you’re
not gonna get the same mechanic all the
time, so I always say get yourself an
independent mechanic if you can find one
79 says Scotty can you
please talk about the reliability the
new GDI Honda engines for civics and
fits, do they suffer from carbon buildup
their newer engines, you’re only gonna
know as time goes on but here’s how you
can tell if they are gonna have a
problem
the original GDI engine, just the
gasoline direct injection sprayed fuel
directly into the cylinders not into the
intake manifold where that spray washed
over the intake valves and cleaned them, a
lot
of the modern cars now and what they did
they went out and they put dual systems
on them and the dual systems have both
GDI injectors and intake manifold
injectors, they never need it, they don’t
get buildup so check to see if that’s
got the dual system or not, you really
want to check that, Kenny Aquino says hi
Scotty I want to buy the new Acura TX
six-cylinder with all-wheel drive
package what do you think Thank You
Kenny,
realize if you’re gonna buy a new Acura
it can last a
really long time, but as they age the
all-wheel drive systems can get very
expensive to repair, now if you’re
talking about a brand new one, you’ll
probably be happy because they probably
won’t break till it gets 140,000 miles
or something, now you don’t want to buy a
used one that’s got 140 hundred and
fifty thousand cuz you’re gonna put some
money into it, but if you go out and buy a
brand new, one you’re probably not gonna
have hardly any problems most of my
customers with that stuff just don’t
have any problems, their pretty
bulletproof vehicle, they cost an awful
lot of money if you can afford that kind
of money and you like the car, go right
out and buy it, I personally like Lexus but
they’re just as expensive if not
more so, if you buy a brand new one
they’re not cheap vehicle, vanilla says
Scotty I got an Audi a6 v6 TDI from my
parents and it’s three hundred thousand
miles the automatic transmission broke
should I buy factory repair transmission
for two thousand dollars help, well with that
kind of mileage I’d junk the car really I
would not fix it, their money pits from
there on, if you want to go ahead and try
that go right ahead, but realize if
you’re buying a repaired tranny for
two grand it’s a job replacing it on that
v6 engine, changing it out, most mechanics
charge well over fifteen hundred dollars
to swap those things out, so you’re
looking at a whole bunch of money, me I’d
just get rid of the thing I wouldn’t go
any further with an Audi they are
endless money pits at that age, that’s
just how they are,
mow Kerry says do you think Renault cars
are good first cars, the Clio or McGann,
if you live in England or Europe yes I
recently came back from England and I met
a lot of people there that loved
French cars and they owned them for decades,
you know great, but here in the United
States no, all the French manufacturers
pulled out decades ago because people
didn’t like them, they cost a fortune to
fix, the parts were hard to get, they
gave up with sell them in the United
States
now Renault itself it’s a big
corporation I mean they merged with
Nissan, there’s a bunch of manufacturers
out there that are doing stuff, even some
of the Japanese ones are doing stuff
with Renault, it’s a huge corporations
but as for the Renault cars themselves
in the United States they don’t import
them, I doubt if they’ll ever bring them
back, they were a massive
failure, look at Fiat they bought
Chrysler and they started to try to sell
Fiats in the United States and now
that’s failing, they’re even talking
about pulling Fiats out of the United
States because of bad sales, Americans
don’t like their cars they just don’t,
Eric T says Scotty I have to refill the
coolant reservoir almost completely
every three to six hundred miles what’s
going wrong, okay well you’re losing
coolant the first thing try the simplest
thing, just replace the radiator cap, it
could be a bad radiator cap, replace that
and it stops,
voila you fixed it really dirt cheap, if
it’s not that, I’ve got a video, how to
fix an overheating engine, watch that
it’ll show you absolutely everything you
can check and pray that it’s something like
maybe a water pump leaking and not a
blown head gasket, so if you never want
to miss another one of my new car repair
videos, remember to ring that Bell!


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