I’m a car expert – how to spot mechanic scammers that could cost you THOUSANDS

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.

A car expert has revealed how to spot a fraudulent mechanic that could save you thousands


A car expert has revealed how to spot a fraudulent mechanic that could save you thousandsPhoto credit: TikTok @scottykilmerofficial
Scotty says some mechanics charge for repairs that you don't actually need


Scotty says some mechanics charge for repairs that you don’t actually needPhoto credit: TikTok @scottykilmerofficial

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.”

That comes after a car mechanic uncovers the most common repair scam – and being aware of it can save you hundreds of pounds.

Plus, Another experienced mechanic shared the top three most common auto repair scams.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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