hey everybody Charles our humble mechanic calm today we're going to be looking at are you a technician or are you a mechanic this is episode 70 of the humble mechanic podcast just a minute you're gonna be joining rusty and I talking about automotive technician or automotive mechanic just a quick heads-up there's a little bit of camera weirdness in the beginning of the video so bear with it the second half is quite a bit better and the content is awesome and I think you guys are really gonna enjoy the show today rusty and I are going to be talking about mechanic or technician or technician guess up do you think there's a difference we're doing the two um I'm gonna save my answer for a few minutes because I'm gonna ask you the question of do you think there's a difference I definitely do this is a really hot button issue with guys and girls in the industry because you see the question posed and people get really heated about it well I think you're really heated yeah I think it's due to perceptions and that's kind of my biggest my biggest beef between the two okay because tell us tell us sort of what your perception is of mechanic and your perception of technician for me when I hear mechanic my first mental picture is shady tree mechanic okay wait makes sense yeah I literally took my car when I was 16 years old the engine went mad in it and I guess before I learned how to work on it I took it to a gentleman who was going to put a new engine in it for me well it was a 65 Mustang great car and I'd saved up all my money I put new brand-new bumpers on it chrome bumpers you know they were back then they were two hundred and fifty dollars I remember that and the first thing the guy did was put the bumper jack in the center of the front bumper to jack it up well it's folded on Brandon bumper and it's bolted at either end and those bumpers were you know a sixteenth of an inch thick and so the car didn't move but the bumper started to go up on it so and it was literally under an oak tree he was going to use the branch to pull the engine out so that may have steered me to one side of this issue but a shade tree mechanic and there are a lot of them out there that are very and have been over the years but I get the feeling that they do it by feel though they do it by experience I had this car did this one time so let me go do this and they do a lot of stuff by ear and uh so do you want me to go ahead tell you put the hood aspect is absolutely so we talked a little bit about mechanic and it seems that like when you hear the word mechanic you impart the word shade-tree into it I mentally I'll do that okay now it's a little bit unfair I will say this because I think I do understand how modern mechanics are talented people and in it that and they don't really deserve that moniker but I can see that sign of the issue so that's why I worked really hard to raise the word technician out okay because that I guess because a lot of times I'm talking to a customer and they need to know these guys are not shade tree mechanics right they are technicians they are engineers so you're sort of overcoming your own bias right and imparting that on a customer yeah by calling the person working on their car a technician versus the person working on their car mechanic right because to be honest with you a lot of times they use the term mechanic right and I'm trying to just raise it a little bit was a lot of psychology in this business so you're trying to raise that level of expectation that what we're doing is not easy he's not just turning a screw back there he's using diagnostic equipment we're not trying to guess what's wrong with your car we're trying to find what's wrong with your car and tell you what it there so that so that sort of then maybe describes a little bit about how you feel about the word technician is someone that's going to be using diagnostic equipment and diagnosing a car versus fixing a car yeah that's thing that end result is the same but absolutely and you stole my point for which is on the board I'm the these are a generic sport no it's right there it's always that okay well yes I did Tudor while ago I think mechanic and my grandfather was a mechanic and he was he had the reputation being fantastic he could listen to a car and tell you what's wrong with it and you know as well as I do many many times you can listen to a car and tell what's going on with it um you know back when he was working on we had no computers on him it was all it was all strictly mechanical um so but nowadays I do see a difference you have to be primary you know this you have to practically be an engineer you have to want to put the effort into it you have to put you know hundreds of hours of after hours or your own time into figuring out how to be a good technician understand mechanic oh that's a yeah we got yourself booked into the I did into the into the perception bias that I did but I guess it's just that I understand but not being a technician I understand what some most of what goes into it and so I'm trying to make sure the guys get the credit for it and I think I think for a lot of guys that they need that they need certainly feel like they're not a shade a shade tree mechanic this is a second show in a run on air clothes by the way but uh yeah um you need to feel like yeah I don't want to say you need to feel that you're better than that right but you're different than that you know you're a professional versus Uncle Bobby that bikes as cars you know on the weekend for the family sure but it's an interesting thing to think about and honestly one that I haven't put a ton of thought into because when I talk to customers it's just it's me talking to a customer it's not a mechanic talking to a customer or a tech talking to a customer it's just me and I realize that like I'm kind of an oddball in I know right in not only I go see that video yet no one's ever seen that um not only you know in this world I guess but in the automotive world specifically because I really like talking to customers yeah and and that's benefited me very well in my career um so I don't I don't even see it I don't think about it it doesn't ever cross my mind it's just think it's an absolute it's just Charles talking to a customer right absolutely yeah that's fine and I don't think there's an absolute I don't think all customers or people who aren't technicians I don't think all of them think my Kanak is dirty you know our I don't think they all understand I don't think many of them haven't understanding what it takes that's true um but you know the mechanics started out as the guy who rode with the driver in the car back when cars were new because they had to stop literally every 15 or 20 miles to manually oil the valvetrain and the engine to pump up the pressure for the fuel system so the car would run I mean all these things that we really take for granted nowadays and the most basic modern car used to have to be done manually so someone had to be riding with the guy to actually make the car go so and that evolved that was received evolve but it evolved into the hot rodder mentality the guy with the you know lucky strikes rolled up in his t-shirt and grease back here on a 32 Ford with the flathead v8 in it and that's that's the tinkering that's them because they didn't really they have dwell meters and stuff like that but them in the mental picture that most people have that is just somebody just kind of throwing stuff at a car right um nowadays though you got you know contained networks in the car you've got multiple contained networks that you've got to be able to differentiate what's going on they give you codes the code doesn't tell you how to fix the car you have to go follow you know the recommended for whatever manufacture it is there a process for finding these things and still that doesn't always tell you you have to have an understanding of how all these processes work together and that's much more than a mechanic terrain okay and I'm trying to impart that on customers and those folks that ask the questions and I think when you're explaining to a customer it's explaining or trying to impart onto a customer how advanced things are is really important but you brought up a point about a mechanic you know I don't know if this was the exact words use throwing parts on a car but the other side of that is you have modern technicians who hook the computer up to the car the car says it's got an Eve a bleak they throw a gas cap on it well that didn't fix it so they throw the next part on it because that's the next part in the system that didn't fix it so now the only difference really is the computer told them to put it on versus no one told them to put it on they just put it on yeah so it's still I guess to me if the monarchs are doing right now that's if the modern technician without being told to do by computer or without it being the logical next step I'll put it that way if they're just like I got that on let me put a gas cap on say fixes that's mechanical that's a they're just working on a car they're not a technician and that's I guess that's you know kind of to the base point of the two different terminologies is if you're going to be a technician and at some point you may have to guess it apart I'm not saying this is not an exact science sometime for us but there is a reason you've got a set of data that is telling you that you need to go this way this way well let's find the cheap way first the easy way first now that's not a derogatory easy way I mean that's illogical the pros use the most affordable way all right the easiest way I don't think that's a bad thing at all no so we've talked a lot well you've talked a lot I've just in a regular um about you know what to you it means to be a technician and that seems to be diagnostic based process based you know I would say computer-based and that doesn't necessarily have to be computer but that is maybe more modern right that made you a modern person that fixes cars versus you know not modern person that fixes car I don't think it can be I think it'd be very difficult to be a mechanic today okay that's fair yeah I think that's fair so I'm kind of kept mine sort of close because I have a very nonchalant appeal for me out here no no no not at all absolutely not because that lets your how you feel about it and I absolutely wouldn't do that but to me they're just two words it's a technician a mechanic I understand that I as the humble mechanic brand obviously you know I use the terms interchangeably I yeah it's almost to me what is the word that flows better with whatever I'm talking about yeah am i talking about a diagnostic technician that sounds more right writer writer more properer okay and white with cars yes am i talking about someone that's you know if I if I say diagnostic tech that's how I'm gonna say it yeah if I say auto mechanic that's how I say I don't say Auto Tech yeah you know I could say an automotive technician but this is a very fast-paced world that I live in so I don't know time for all that oh yeah absolutely that but so yeah I built a brand based on the word mechanic yeah and I live in a very high tech world run day to day where most people would say you're a technician well that's kind of a different application of the term because if you're on the animal technicians sounded stupid yeah yeah absolutely but if you're if you put out there that you're a technician and nobody knows anything about you know your humble estate here if you just put it out there and nobody knows what you do for a living and you say I'm a technician that could be I mean you could be radiology technician that you could be a satellite technician you could be working you know that doesn't necessarily mean automotive braum so if you're putting on those on the internets well I didn't take all of the entered all of the Internet's put it mechanic people know what you're doing for the most part Abbott are they at least they know you're working on a vehicle or danger the picture that they place in their head goes to working on vehicles I guess trucks whatever I guess naturally I revert back to what I do it knows it's on the dealership level so um I'm thinking about how I impart this information on the big car owner so when you when you say mechanic it it immediately imparts a story about how you fix cars right when you say technician it's whatever but like to me it always goes back to this political correctness of are you a secretary or are you an administrative assistant by the same job it's it's the same world that you live in and people can say I'm a mechanic because I fix everything or I'm a technician you know so the mechanic camp says I'm a mechanic I can fix whatever kind of car comes in the store mechanic camp thinks of the technician as you work at a dealership you know how to fix one car yeah and the technician camp says I'm a highly specialized technician right I'm you know advanced computer Diagnostics right mechanics change oil and put ball joints on cars you know like this so the two worlds sort of are opposing Tom and all of it's unfair but all of them doing it all that's fair I mean is it's what depends on your audience much much of the time if we're just told my using these two terms um and I think it's all completely unfair because you're right I mean you're working on something whether it's a lawn mower or a bus or a semi or a Volkswagen yeah I think I guess technically the terms are interchangeable but I use them because a lot of what I do is somewhat political so it's on your output of the word it becomes paying tribute almost to a perception yep whereas if I say the word technician it sounds better yeah in in the other parties brain will be using the executive assistant rather than the secretary yeah okay and that's fair and I'm not I'm not saying that's a bad thing at all I'm saying yeah evidently I do that a lot because I don't used like the clerk I'll use administrator um it's like a trash person no matter what you call them has a very important role of which they didn't pick my trash up last week of picking up trash and I know it's critical it's a huge part of society so you you know you call a secretary an administrative assistant or a secretary are you making it worse by playing into the political correctness of it or are you making it better are these words really like at the end of it you're doing the same thing and that's where I'm coming from and I understand that completely I think a lot of mine bias towards this is trying to impart a certain level of respect sure she ate that yeah and I know a lot of people out there that you know you the customer coming that thinks everybody's below him or her there's there's also those people that come in here and they try to talk down to us because we're dealership employees they're not the most respected net profession as a service advisor the service advisors take a lot of gruff um punching bag of the dealers holy mackerel so I try to make sure they understand that I know what they're going through so I try to impart some respect to them I'd do it to the sales guys I do it so I guess that's predominately where I'm coming from I'm trying to get maybe that customer because I don't know where they're coming from trying to get them to understand there's more this than just adjust and screw on a carburetor right because the well you know they don't exist anymore but that's still the perceptions of what happens about there when I say about now me in the shop hasn't changed in 40 years so so to play the devil's advocate of that you brought about up about you know turning a screw on a carburetor how many technicians do you know that Katoon occur that in that live in the world of fixing cars can tune of carburetor I thought I knew too one has proven to be incapable so I learned to do it myself and now I'm obtaining okay so if you were handed a computer could you interpret certain let's say values of the parameters of an engine absolutely and I'd have to do that but I was never a professional technician but I knew enough once I got to learn how to operate the thing yeah I could get a lot of information out of it so if I were to choose that as a profession as a smile being right to say no if I were to choose working on cars to being a profession I would be a technician and I would probably be pissed off and you know that that actually is an interesting point because I remember thinking back to tech school and see I just call I just said it there I just said tech school I didn't say okay but all mechanics I said tech school just because that's how the words come out of my mouth is but that's the accepted term for the school right whether it's a it's a vocational technicians right look at both dates that's tech school or because mechanic pool sounds weird um they teach you that you are not a mechanic you are paying a lot of money to get this training you are training to be a technician right so they sort of have what you're explaining where I'm trying to bring up the level of industry by calling you a technician but for me what it all boils down to is can you fix a car do you know what the hell you're doing do you understand how these systems work can you grab a scan tool plug it in read the fault interpret what's going on and paint the story of what the vehicle is seeing right versus what it should be seeing and and can you change the oil change tires change brake change ball change axles go do a nuna can you a technician and a mechanic in today's world it doesn't matter you have to be able to do all of that otherwise all you are is a parts changer I can change brakes that doesn't mean anything because anybody can turn four screws right well I and not to beat this point to death but but you haven't changed my mind into the in that there is a difference in perception between the two terms but to your point the person who just saw what happened last time and expects to do the same thing next time is not a technician yes or they part right sure which and that's where or we can maybe calm like a d-level tech because yeah they can at least remember what they did last week and that's not to say that there's not a place for those folks but if they want to be a professional at it they need to take that too they need to understand the difference between a technician and a park changer now see a technician in parts changer I'm interested in having the conversation of the difference on I did I like that for you I did that for you so because a mechanic is more than a parts changer absolutely so the I guess there's a hierarchy allegedly so 30 seconds some of the difference between technician and a mechanic a technician is just that much more of a professional imager okay I I think I understand your point and I don't I don't have that much of a stigma between the two but I do think there is a delineating difference between fair enough and I appreciate that you think that I appreciate that you appreciate that excellent so we've beaten the technician you know slash mechanic thing I think quite quite a bit to death yes we have proved our points or I think it I think we stood a little bit disagree yeah but that's okay yeah I think we're largely like 90 percent on the same page I would agree I would agree I think there's a little difference you're saying that you don't think there's that much difference I think but I think the only difference if I if you said Charles you've got to put a difference on the two I think it's more Charles you have to put a different tilde to thank you for saying that I think a technician is perceived as someone who fixes modern cars where a mechanic is someone that fixes cars that are maybe a little bit older um I think again the terms are 100% interchangeable I know a lot of you guys don't think that and that's cool I'm not saying that you know thinking one way or the other is wrong because that would be very stupid of me to say um but I use the terms interchangeably I don't get offended or sad or one either way so what you're saying is as a technician your humble support all yourself a mechanic um that's what you want to say that's not you actually you said it I'm good you nigger well again humble technician sounds stupid or a humble mechanic let's wrap this up before this gets ridiculous all right guys we're gonna wrap it up there if you have any questions or comes oh we forgot the question of the day what is the question of the question of the day what do you call yourself a technician or a mechanic all right a few of any questions or comments posted in the comments section below hey if you liked the video throw two thumbs up on YouTube yeah I'll know on the web's you can also subscribe on youtube or on the blog at humble mechanic com you can follow me on Facebook Twitter Instagram and the blog humble mechanic calm and 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welcome to the 2016 Detroit Auto Show behind me is the 2017 Lexus LC 500 the LC 500 is believe it or not a production car it looks a lot like the LF FC concept car that we saw here at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show right now it's only got one powertrain a 5 liter v8 that puts out 467 horsepower and the big news is that that v8 is mated to a 10 speed automatic transmission the LC 500 should go zero to 60 in about 4.4 seconds which means it's an actual performance coupe not just something that looks pretty even though does it look pretty damn pretty to us it's front-engine rear-wheel-drive just like any performance sports coupe should be and it has an impressive 52 to 48 front rear weight distribution a lot of the body is high-strength steel there's a composite floor pan and you can even get an available carbon fiber roof we don't know how much the LC 500 is going to cost but we assume that it's price is going to touch six figures seeing something this remarkable on the show floor is a fantastic way to start off the Detroit Auto Show we're here at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show taking a look at the new Audi e-tron quattro concept this is Audi's hydrogen powered vehicle it powers two electric motors one at the front and one at the rear so making this in essence an electric Quattro if you will this car has a range of more than 370 miles to a fill-up and it can be filled up in just four minutes so that's pretty impressive that's about what you'd fill up from a gas perspective it also hits zero to sixty two in seven seconds so fairly a spirited for a hydrogen powered vehicle in addition the eight stron has several new key technologies that you're going to find on the new Audi a8 including some remote parking features and autonomous Drive capabilities and then in the inside as well a lot of LED tech and haptic feedback technology that's pre saging the new audi interior technology and their autonomous technology so a technological showcase a vehicle that seems to be very important for Audi in its future and something that we may see in the not-too-distant future if hydrogen at some point becomes more of a reality than a curiosity this is the new BMW m2 in 2011 BMW gave us the 1 Series M coupe this car carries on with that the m3 the m4 they've got a bit big bit heavy enthusiasts are saying we want a car that's a bit less expensive so 52 grand 365 horsepower rear-wheel drive aluminium front rear suspension stolen from the m4 and the m3 limited-slip rear differential electronic limited slip rear differential one interior color black with blue stitching 15-inch front brakes this is the car we've been waiting for the 1 Series M coupe was fantastic this car should be quicker we'll see we'll lose some of the Verve we'll see we really like the m235i and that car with a limited slip is almost 50 grand this car is only 52 grand I can't figure out why I own it anyone is going to buy the m235i after the em – well Volvo introduced its stunning new S 90 rear drive sedan here at the Detroit Show now wait a minute it's not rear-wheel drive it's actually a front-wheel drive car but like the concept cars that Volvo has shown in the last couple of years it's got a rear wheel drive style backs 'el the four-cylinder supercharged turbocharged engine fits sideways between the front wheels and if you get the t8 plug-in hybrid version some of the hybrid mechanism goes between the engine and the front firewall that also provides extra crash detection but it also gives the car really elegant look and that's especially true in this s 90 which shares its platform with the xc90 now just like the xc90 the S 90 will be available with the standard 2 litre supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 317 horsepower the plug-in hybrid version will make 400 horse the interior is exquisite that's just really nicely done and it's full of beautiful Scandinavian style wood and sumptuous leather yes 90 also adds Volvo's second generation pilot assist system the car goes on sale this summer we're looking forward to driving it if it's anything like the xc90 it'll be a nice ride this is the second year in a row that Buick has had a big exciting surprise debut at the Detroit Show last year it was the avenir sedan and this year it's this Avista coupe it's a pretty great design and it really gets us excited about Buick and we think it might even have more potential for getting built than the a veneer did it shares the same platform as the Chevy Camaro and it takes it's turbo v6 engine from the new Cadillac ct-6 so it's clear that GM has the parts in its catalog to make something like this we really hope they do because it could be a huge image booster for Buick even if it wouldn't necessarily sell as well as the new crossover that they're also showing here the only real negative reaction we heard was that they didn't call it the Grand National forget about town and country Chrysler's minivan is now called Pacifica it's a name you might remember from a SUV sold about a decade ago but this is still a minivan three rows of seats they fold down to the floor all that kind of thing that families love now this fan the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is about 200 to 250 pounds the lights of them before but it's larger it's more spacious inside and it's got more features under the hood there's still a 3.6 liter v6 engine it's a little more fuel efficient and now it has a 9 speed automatic transmission instead of a six-speed the big news is that there's also a hybrid Pacifica for the first time this is the first hybrid minivan and it'll get up to 80 miles per gallon combined and because it's a plug-in hybrid you should be able to go about 30 miles just on electricity without standing on the gas engine other cool new features on the Pacifica include touch screens on the back of the driver and passenger seat that let your kids play games watch movies or even see how long it'll be until you reach your destination there's a tri pane panoramic sunroof and the power sliding doors can now be open by just kicking your foot underneath them perfect if you've got your arms loaded down with groceries or children the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica goes on sale later this year and it looks to be a big step forward to the minivan segment huge 60 is the latest example of the realignment of infinities alphanumeric model rings obviously replaces the G 35 and it's the two-door coupe version of the q50 sedan it's got a little more expressive sheetmetal like most coupe versions of sedans a lot of unique sheetmetal versus the sedan it will be available with three engines the base engine is a mercedes-benz 2-liter turbocharged four where you have a choice of a 300 horsepower or 400 horsepower twin turbo 3 liter v6 coupe models are always fashionable cars they come and go but they're very important halos to a premium brand like infinity infinity expects and hopes to sell more than 200,000 units globally this year and this car will add a little volume to that when it goes on sale this summer 11 years ago Honda introduced the first Ridgeline here at the Detroit Auto Show but honestly it didn't do huge things in the marketplace customers really wanted a truck that was a little bit bigger and a little bit more capable but the truck markets changed and now customers are recognizing that they can make do with a smaller truck things like the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma so there's an all-new Honda Ridgeline here like before it's unibody and it's got a three and a half liter v6 up front but there's a couple of changes it's a lot more truck light it doesn't have the flying buttress design anymore it's got a traditional truck profile as before you can get four-wheel-drive but there's also a front-wheel drive option that'll be a little more fuel efficient if you need a truck but don't really need to go off-road or drive through snow other cool features on this truck it still got the dual action tailgate so it flips down like on every other truck but it also flips open to the side there's the lockable in bed storage compartment which is great for tailgating and there's even a set of speakers in the bed so you can blast music as loud as you want while you're tailgating we're curious to see how this will stack up against the Tacoma chevy colorado and GMC Canyon because ultimately being unibody it might not give people the towing and payload capacity they want out of a pickup right but for a casual truck user who just needs a little bit of space in the bed it could be an interesting new offering in search of brand revitalization Lincoln had promised us four new models saw the MK see the MKZ and the MK X now we have the cleanup hitter the Lincoln Continental it's the return of a flagship car and a lot of expectations around it the top trim 2017 Lincoln Continental will be the brand exclusive 3 litre twin turbo v6 with 400 horsepower 400 pound-feet of torque and standard torque vectoring all-wheel drive Lincoln's goal with the new Continental is a kind of quiet luxury or so they say their idea is that let somebody else do good scoops and Nurburgring lap times this is about simplicity elegance and clarity and I think with this design they've really achieved that it might not be as wild or as crazy as some people might want for a new Continental but they're trying to take the brand in a different direction Lincoln's engineers also focused a lot on the interior of the car it's all about providing a sophisticated experience part of this revised interior experience is the Lincoln perfect position seat it's a 30 way adjustable seat with crazy things like individual thigh adjustments cooled massage heating functions it's trying to create something different for the driver car also comes with a super high-end revel audio system which remains one of the best audio systems we've tested in any car we'll have to wait and see whether this is the jolt of life that the Lincoln brand sorely needs but I think it's safe to say that this has the potential to be a very very solid start we wrap up our coverage of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show down the street from Cobo Hall here at the Westin Book Cadillac where Mercedes has just shown us the 2017 eClass the all-new completely redesigned D classic and along here in the United States first with an inline 4 engine but then you can expect more variants to follow a diesel a hybrid and a 6-cylinder model which might even have a rumored inline 6 engine you can also expect a variety of body styles the sedan coupé Cabriolet and the beloved wagon and that means that yeah we're hoping the e63 AMG wagon makes come back to the e 300 the first model to launch air is going to come with a 2 liter turbo 4 and a 9 speed automatic the e-class has been completely restyled to look more like the C and s-class that bookend it the interior of the e-class is totally s-class there are two 12.3 inch widescreen displays one in front of the driver and another in the centre stack and there are new touch sensitive controls on the steering wheel that respond to smartphone like swipes to call up various menus the 2017 eClass will be available with a suite of semi-autonomous driving features including active lane change assist for overtaking maneuvers and a follow function that locks onto a vehicle in front and autonomously controls the accelerator brakes in steering so there you have the top 10 cars from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show
what is going on guys welcome back to the channel today we're gonna be doing something pretty ridiculous so right here is our giveaway Miata right and we just put coilovers on it we put a lot of aftermarket parts on it and it really badly needs an alignment now so today what we're gonna do is we're gonna be taking this car to get it in alignment and this car to get tinted so this car right here is actually my girlfriend's new car but she has no idea about that yet next video after this one we're gonna be actually giving this car to her so do not miss that video probably gonna be we're probably gonna be destroying her current car and then surprising her with this one afterwards so yeah I'm telling you you're not gonna want to miss this disclaimer real quick by the time that you're watching this video we will have already done it so I'm not spoiling any surprises by the way anyways though we picked this thing up as a wrecked car that me and her are gonna be fixing up really not that much damage to it literally just the front bumper needs to be replaced down here as you guys see and there is a few very small dents such as like right here um and then the main one is just right here but I mean like the car is really a great car very low miles absolutely no issues with it whatsoever it hasn't been enough time for anything to go wrong on the car and these cars are very very reliable with nice little cars so anyways we're gonna be surprising her with this we'll get in all that next video though so stay tuned this car though like you guys know starting July 1st you guys will have any chance to win this little Miata right here we just put coilovers on it so it is slammed down to the ground right now and we've got some very expensive tires on here so we're not gonna let it go unaligned obviously for long so that is the goal giveaway Miata is gonna get a line today the the new car from our girlfriend we're gonna get in it and we're gonna head back to the shop later on this afternoon we're gonna be filming completely trashing my girlfriend's current car and surprising her with this one so make sure like I said you guys tune in for next video but for right now let's get on the road we've got 45 minute drive and yeah I'm running late so let's go Oh yeah yeah this is real nice that's great yeah that's just fantastic yep a little the winter levers are this is the fun part about owning this car you've got AC why would you want AC whenever you got a top that you can just throw back it's real nice what is that someone's something's on fire but is that fire over there all righty guys we have arrived to the tent shop check it out we're gonna go inside get this car checked in and everything give them the keys and we're gonna head out to go get beep the Miata align so give me a second so we just hit something on the way here I don't know what it was but we hit something underneath the bottom of the car I don't know we're gonna lift this thing up and look underneath it and see if there's anything going on with it what we hit I have no idea what we even hit there's like a pothole or something well you did did you damn it the entire subframe and everything right there all across yeah that's what we hit right there though dude I've never been over that bump before in my life you're on really yep that is crazy it literally bent the subframe or not the subframe but it was like a little cross brace under there that it actually completely bent but it hit so hard that literally the back of the car like came up off the ground these cars have a pretty good bit of adjustment in the back huh that is awesome are they pretty bad out of spec or no right close on the rear floor trying to re okay putting like all across back on here yeah all right guys so we've got the receipt can you stick that in the glove box now you've got your car in alignment flick his little cabbie I think is so cool they have the coolest cars up here dude we're gonna go down the road real quick and see what we just hit and we're gonna try and pull over and stop real quick get out and check out what in the hell we hit watch it everything in the road now make sure we don't hit anything oh it was down here it was right before these two lights yes like look it was right here that was it that's has to be right there somewhere wait there it is there it is there was what was that look here it is here it is look at that oh there we scrape that is Louisiana roads for you right there that was I kid you not probably like a seven or eight inch bump just in the dead center of the road and we didn't even notice it because it's pavement so we were just driving and all of a sudden we just completely slammed into it and the entire back of the car lifted up so we're gonna have to order a new brace tonight I'm just happy to invest anything up that bump is really bad though how scary I think wasn't is bad very very bad but anyways we're gonna go grab some lunch real quick we've got like an hour and a half still until they're ready with the car so we're gonna go eat check it out we got the windows tinted it looks really good well I guess there's probably look at much better we got a nice brow put on here all the windows tended real nice AC works great her current car has no AC believe it or not and it is currently 96 degrees outside and then also the car that she's in right now does not get very good gas mileage at all check this out thirty-eight point two miles per gallon only 66,000 miles not bad at all the Mustang is the newest thing that I've had and it's a 2016 this is a 2014 so it's pretty new something else that is kind of cool about these is they have of what is called likes I think it's the SKYACTIV technology I believe I don't know exactly how it works haven't done much research on it but being here we're talking about an earlier and he was explaining it to me these cars believe it or not have a 13 to one compression ratio and somehow because of that it can still run on pump gas it's very strange for a high compression engine like that still to be able to run on pump gas perfectly fine but the car actually can pull upwards of 45 miles per gallon now it only does make 155 horsepower so it's not necessarily anything faster anything even close to that but it's really really excellent for getting great gas mileage Daniel actually who edits the videos or B he actually went and picked this car up for me so he drove the car after picking it up for hours and the car was like absolutely perfect and I've been driving it around here today we actually got the car here last night so we're out driving everything that Daniel did perfectly fine the car has been doing great low miles pretty new I like it I think she'll love it she doesn't really have a choice – she better love it because we're destroying her current car so we kind of bad if she didn't like it I will say it's like 20 steps up from a 15 year old almost hard we broke a timing belt in that Volvo if you guys remember that video you click up above right now check it out but we broke a timing belt in that car and whenever we broke the timing belt it's an interference engine so basically what happens is is the piston runner comes all the way up actually occupies the same space as the valves if they were to come all the way down somehow miraculously we replaced the timing belt and the car ran after that so haven't said anything about it we've been just running it that's been about a year ago now but recently we were having some misfire issues so we pulled the spark plugs out and there was I mean they were just covered in oil they're having severe blow by the rings are probably shot in it lost compression or losing compression that is especially being that obviously we don't even have the valve seating properly anymore being that they're bent I've been basically kind of babying the car to kind of keep it up and keep it running for her to have something to drive it has transmission issues the transmission is slipping in it I could go on and on and on the AC does not even work like I said it cannot figure out why we've tried to work on the AC can I get it to work then also for some reason it leaks coolant so bad that car can seriously drain an entire tank of coolant and I kid you not about six or seven hours so don't know we're not draining out on the ground so I'm assuming that maybe it blew a head gasket the window on the driver's side just keeps falling down so it's been really a bad car for her especially being that she commutes back and forth to work and everything I've been really trying to figure out a way to make this happen and luckily we were blessed enough to be able to find this car pretty cheap like I said it has been wrecked on the front end does need a new bumper but seriously not a problem she's not gonna have a problem with that at all and I'll show her how to take the bumper off and look at the bumper replace to get it looking nice and maybe do some stuff in the future to the car overall like I said it's just going to be good to be able to have her and something really reliable really great miles per gallon AC tinted windows because their current car has no tinted windows or a/c so it's just like you're literally just sitting in an oven it doesn't leak cool it this car has no mechanical issues whatsoever it's a fantastic car I mean I could go on and on and on but you get you get the idea so anyways I'm really excited to be able to give this far to her that's why I keep on stressing I'm telling you guys please watch next video it's gonna be great to be really good oh yeah we're rummaging the shop right now looking for weapons to be able to destroy this car oh yeah that's a take a spear not at the truck that's a fly wheel or me not a fly wheel that's a flex plate don't throw that so anyways guys we are back at the shop next video like I said you guys are not gonna want to miss out on it we're gonna get everything set up thank you so much for watching I will see you guys next video thank you don't keep it to me Oh my name is it's just the six we were giving away this bloom you know uh we're going to be starting the giveaway on July 1st and it's a very nice car we've got Raceland coil overs on it we've got some very nice wheels with Nutella or triple a oz on there and keep in mind this is a six-speed car so very nice also if you look at it we've got a brand new top we've got really nice I'm mixing up accents right now I can't I was pretty impressed with your ability to maintain an Australian facial expression Wow baby balls the cars got baby blue balls not real blue balls just baby blue balls thank you portal defense some frame sui's meant the subframe because it's got baby balls we're in a car with much larger balls we've never would have been those what a drag first the mule has got such big knots and we just drug them down the pavement as we were driving oh it's strong the window don't hurt your hand oh really Oh