There are lots of YouTube channels on car info, including car reviews, maintenance tips, and general how-to information. In some cases, you get what you pay for, which is to say that the free advice is not worth anything. In other cases, the content is all clickbait with no real substance. But occasionally, you stumble on a real gem - a YouTuber who is knowledgeable, informative, and engaging.
For us, that person is The Car Care Nut. In his videos, The Car Care Nut shares his experience and passion for cars with a positive attitude and a sense of humor. His videos are fun to watch because he takes you behind the scenes of automotive repair, covering a wide range of topics in an easygoing way.
About The Car Care Nut
Hailing from Homer Glen outside Chicago, The Car Care Nut is a Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician named AMD with over a decade of experience in the automotive industry. By day he runs TCCN Automotive, an independent automotive repair shop that specializes in Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles. TCCN's mission is to provide "Integrity, quality, and honor in service," and with his videos, he does exactly that.
These Three Videos Show Why You Should Subscribe To The Car Care Nut's Channel
The Car Care Nut started his YouTube channel about two years ago and now has over 432K subscribers. His videos cover everything from buying guides for different Toyota models to detailed information about car components and how-to guides. To date, he's created over 300 informative videos. Here are three of our favorites:
1. Toyota Counterfeit Parts Exposed
One of the first videos that caught our attention was one called Toyota Counterfeit Parts EXPOSED! In the video, he goes into a lot of detail about how to spot counterfeit parts, which reinforces what we've said about buying OE parts from a reputable supplier like OTPC.
2. Front Timing Cover Repair on the 2GR-FE Engine
Another video we like is the one on Front Timing Cover Repair on the 2GR-FE engine. It's a very detailed, step-by-step guide that covers not only how to repair the front timing cover but how to remove the 2GR-FE engine. It's also a helpful video to watch if you're planning to do a GRFE Toyota MR2 Engine Swap and need to pull the engine from a donor vehicle.
3. Toyota 4Runner Common Problems
Finally, The Car Care Nut also has informative videos on specific Toyota models that include what to look for in a pre-purchase inspection and videos on common issues for specific models, like the popular 1996 to 2002 4Runner. These videos offer a wealth of information if you're shopping for one of these vehicles.
If You Wrench On Your Toyota, You Need A Good YouTube Resource And A Good Parts Supplier
Repair manuals are essential when working on your vehicle, but a good YouTube resource is just as valuable. A good YouTube video will not only show you how to perform maintenance or repair work but will also provide you with the opportunity to learn from the presenter's experience. The Car Care Nut is a great resource because he is very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing that knowledge and his enthusiasm for Toyota vehicles.
At the Olathe Toyota Parts Center, we're also passionate about Toyota vehicles. We not only sell genuine OEM Toyota parts at wholesale prices but offer helpful resources like a free Toyota VIN decoder, diagnostic info for common Toyota trouble codes, and a wide variety of resources just for Toyota and Scion owners.