I’m a famous mechanic – you’re wasting £50 buying ‘pointless’ accessory for your car… it’s a complete rip off

A well-known mechanic has claimed that motorists are wasting their money by buying unnecessary accessories for their vehicles.

Scotty Kilmer, who has been repairing cars for decades, said adding additives to fuel is just a “rip-off.”

Scotty Kilmer says there is no need to add additives to fuel


Scotty Kilmer says there is no need to add additives to fuelPhoto credit: YouTube – Scotty Kilmer

Halfords currently sells a range of Fuel additives and cleaning agents this can cost just under £50.

But the respected mechanic said there was no need to add anything.

He told The Sun Online: “It’s something people get into.

“Nowadays you hardly have to add additives to anything anymore.

“The motor oils are much better, at least here in the states the oil is state regulated and has to contain a certain amount of additives with a certain volatility so it doesn’t burn or wear out the timing chain or bearings.”

“As long as you change the oil regularly and maintain the vehicle, you no longer need any additives in your car these days.”

Scotty added: “It’s kind of a misnomer, people get ripped off with this stuff.

“If you buy a bunch of crappy used cars you might need to flush the gunk out of the engine, but if you take care of it and change the oil regularly you won’t need any of that. Most of them are scams anyway.”

Scotty has been covering engines for 55 years and his trusted opinion is reflected in the 5.9 million subscribers he has on YouTube.

He previously shared a tip that could save car hunters thousands of pounds.

In a recent post, he revealed the worst car scam he’s ever seen.

Meanwhile, Scotty also named the three cars he thinks rack up the most repair bills.

In August he revealed why he would never buy an electric car, saying the benefits were a myth.

He also debunked another myth and explained why turning off the air conditioning won’t save you money on fuel.

The experienced mechanic shares his tips and advice on his YouTube page


The experienced mechanic shares his tips and advice on his YouTube pagePhoto credit: YouTube/Scotty Kilmer

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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