Scotty Kilmer

What is a “CVT” Transmission ~ Scotty Kilmer

CVTs (Continuous Variable Transmissions) are cheaper to build and get around 6% better gas mileage over automatic transmissions, says auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. Because of these features, more and more manufacturers are putting CVTs in their cars—in some models they...

What kind of cars have lowest insurance rates?

Another sensible tip from Houston auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer—this time about auto insurance. If you're trying to select a car model with the lowest insurance rates, go with models with the smaller engine (4 cylinders over 6 cylinders) and seek out 4-door sedans. You...

Which car brands are best according to mechanic Scotty Kilmer?

(Updated 11 October 2018 with Nissan section.) After binge-watching auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer's YouTube videos, I needed to record some of what I've learned about the various car brands. Scotty has over 50 years of experience as an independent mechanic, and he...

Why some new car engines burn oil – Scotty Kilmer

Here's a good example of why I like Houston auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer's videos. Scotty reveals the dirty little secrets auto manufacturers don't want you to know. In this video, Scotty explains why new, well-designed and built cars should NOT burn oil. And if your...

What kind of cars have lowest insurance rates?

Another sensible tip from Houston auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer—this time about auto insurance. If you're trying to select a car model with the lowest insurance rates, go with models with the smaller engine (4 cylinders over 6 cylinders) and seek out 4-door sedans. You...

Which car brands are best according to mechanic Scotty Kilmer?

(Updated 11 October 2018 with Nissan section.) After binge-watching auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer's YouTube videos, I needed to record some of what I've learned about the various car brands. Scotty has over 50 years of experience as an independent mechanic, and he...

Why some new car engines burn oil – Scotty Kilmer

Why some new car engines burn oil – Scotty Kilmer

Here's a good example of why I like Houston auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer's videos. Scotty reveals the dirty little secrets auto manufacturers don't want you to know. In this video, Scotty explains why new, well-designed and built cars should NOT burn oil. And if your...

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