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Automotive Intimacy = Automotive Knowledge

Automotive Intimacy = Automotive Knowledge

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=8ATWQ0nxQg0Automotive Intimacy = Automotive Knowledge. That's an interesting phrase. Lately I've been thinking a lot more about how I repair vehicles and I think that is in large part due to the fact that I'm in the process re-engineeirng a vehicle. They say the best way to get to know something is to take it apart. I agree with that to a point, but the way you need to think to actually BUILD something is different than just taking it apart. In this video I talk about my experiences building the #FairmontProject and what it has taught me, which seems to be more than I anticipated. Intro music by Eric Cook "ETCG1 Intro". Thanks for watching! The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Check out the ETCG Blog f...
Choosing an Automotive School -ETCG1

Choosing an Automotive School -ETCG1

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=B1E-l9VZl7sI get asked about this a lot, so I thought I would make this video covering some of the basics of what to look for when choosing an automotive school. It's an important decision for sure. It's a lot of money on a career that you might not be entirely sure about. I think with a little time and some research, you'll be able to find a school that's right for you. No matter what you decide, ETCG is behind you. Good luck. Here's some useful links. EricTheCarGuy Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EricTheCarGuy Rosedale Technical Institute: http://www.rosedaletech.org ScannerDanner YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScannerDanner Technician forum on EricTheCarGuy.com: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/15-Technicians-Only Should You Get...
TOP 5 BEST TOOLS! (Simple Automotive Wiring Repairs)

TOP 5 BEST TOOLS! (Simple Automotive Wiring Repairs)

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=Q_muU125dSIWhy pay a huge markup for parts & labor to fix simple wiring issues on your car, trailer, or RV?.....You don't have to -- check out the tools in this video & do it yourself! Correctly cutting, stripping, crimping, and soldering connections will ensure that the job is done right & more importantly -- you won't have to re-do the repair in a week or two after the first time it rains! Check out the tools used in this video below (Amazon affiliate links....price is the same for you & we get a small commission if you decide to buy.....thanks for the support!) #5 - Orbis Cable Shears - http://amzn.to/2pOLOho #4 - Irwin Wire Stripper - http://amzn.to/2pSQbIC #3 - Klein Cutter/Crimper - http://amzn.to/2qcRwLH #2 - Astro Pneumatic Crimper - h...
Automotive Services You Probably Don’t Need

Automotive Services You Probably Don’t Need

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=mUTe7Ce0MM0** Sponsored Video** Have you ever gone to a repair or service facility for a simple oil change or tire rotation and they came out with a long list of things that your car or truck needs? If so, this video may shed some light on those services and if you actually need them. For this video I’ve partnered with Mercury Insurance. https://www.mercuryinsurance.com Mercury Insurance is on a mission to save customers money - and not just on insurance! We have partnered on this video to help you make the best decisions when it comes to car care. Music: At_the_Game provided by YouTube Music The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Check out the ETCG Blog for the latest info: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/b
Choosing an Automotive Scan Tool -EricTheCarGuy

Choosing an Automotive Scan Tool -EricTheCarGuy

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=yCxsdCtxvtEI've been asked about what scanner to buy for some time. Since ScannerDanner aka Paul Danner, stopped by the shop, I thought I would take the opportunity to have him help me out with this question. It is his namesake after all. The first step in choosing a scanner is to figure out what it is you really NEED in a scanner. Once you've done that, it's a matter of looking at the spec sheet for the tool you're considering and see if it meets those needs. Look for things like ABS capability, even SRS capabilities, manufacturer specific code capabilities, perhaps a 'help' database, and if the tool is 'bidirectional'. Also, for high end scanners, check out their help and training features that may come with your purchase. I know we used a lot of Snap-on scann...
TOP 5 BEST HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS!! (Automotive)

TOP 5 BEST HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS!! (Automotive)

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=GyJxKUVLipAYou voted & I answered --- here are my TOP 5 BEST picks for automotive tools @ Harbor Freight! Be sure to leave a comment with YOUR favorite tools from Harbor Freight & the next time I am in there, I might check them out and they could be featured in an upcoming video! Search FREE & DISCOUNT coupons for Harbor Freight here (just read the codes to the cashier) -- http://www.hfqpdb.com Here are the links (NON-AFFILIATE) to the tools I showed in this video : #5 - Pittsburg Pro 25" Breaker Bar - https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-25-in-professional-breaker-bar-62729.html #4 - Braun LED Light - https://www.harborfreight.com/390-lumen-slim-bar-folding-led-worklight-63958.html #3 - Earthquake XT 1/2" Impact Wrench - https://www.harb...
Automotive Electrical System Basics – EricTheCarGuy

Automotive Electrical System Basics – EricTheCarGuy

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=hAjM9Gk63M4Automotive Electrical System Basics - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ http://www.bbbind.com/ This one covers the basic components of the electrical system and gives a general overview of their function. We have to start somewhere so we'll start here. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG