A CAR expert revealed how to spot mechanic scams that can end up costing you thousands.
Scotty Kilmer has been a mechanic for over 55 years – and posts videos on social media warning motorists of potential problems fix fraud.
TikTok user @scottykilmerofficial claims some mechanics try to charge you for repairs you don’t actually need.
He said: “If you go into a workshop and there are a lot of cars with no hood, no license plates and no registration certificates, you should be careful.”
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“Don’t be fooled by things like brakes for £49.95 and then there’s a little thing that says ‘most cars’.”
“Because you know what? Your car will not be one of those cars.
“And don’t let a chain company fool you into saying, ‘Don’t worry, we can get you a credit card for our business.'”
“Word of mouth is the best way to find a mechanic.”
The veteran mechanic has more than 756,000 followers on TikTok — and people love his content.
His mechanic scammer video had more than 153,500 views and 180 comments – with most users inquiring about a good mechanic in their area.
One said, “Scotty, can you recommend a mechanic in the Dallas, TX area?”
Another said: “There aren’t many mechanics these days. Most are just part changers.”
A third stressed: “That’s why I do my mechanical work. YouTube makes it easy.”