Why Car Maintenance And Repair Is So High Today, Says This Mechanic

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According to a recently published article Scotty Kilmer YouTube Channel—AKA “The People’s Automotive Channel”—Car owners have a lot to worry about when it comes to the cost of maintaining and repairing cars which, while high today today…expected to get worse in the near future.

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Known for his flamboyant and irreverent delivery style, Scotty sometimes delivers a more serious tone about what he sees happening in the auto industry that he thinks car owners need to be aware of.

In today’s article, Scotty takes a serious look at why car maintenance and repair is so high. In short, it’s because the auto industry is following the lucrative game plan that Big Pharma relies on – patent rights that last for years.

Scotty’s view is that, through patent rights, the auto industry creates a monopoly controlling ownership of your car which involves planned obsolescence, aftermarket replacement parts, original parts that are no longer not manufactured by the car manufacturer and your right to work on your car or have someone else do it.

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The video

The value of this video is that it reveals at least one interpretation of what we see today as car owners and how it affects us negatively. And if you think Scotty is getting a little too conspiratorial lately, check out some of the comments that follow the video and see what others have seen develop as well.

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And finally…

What is your view on the cost of owning a car today?

We’d love to hear from you and what you think of the video and what Scotty has to say: is he off the mark? Do you believe the auto industry has become another Evil Corp? Do you see a solution to this problem? Any contribution is appreciated.

For more on the ongoing car ownership and cost crisis, here are a few select articles to consider:

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced in early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for better performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news on new and used vehicles.

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