Curated YouTube Playlists / Channels

This page contains over 2,400 curated YouTube videos
sorted into 118 unlisted YouTube playlists
and 25 curated YouTube channels.

Curated YouTube Playlists

A1 Engine Repair

Accessory Drive Belts12General Engine Information21
Cam Drive Systems14High Performance Engines26
Configurations / Types42Lubrication Systems23
Engine Cooling Systems33Rotary Engines8
Factory Engine Builds5Teardowns / Builds47

A2 Automatic Transmissions

Continuously Variable (CVT)10Transmission Control Module1
Systems Overview65Transmission Fluids5
Teardowns / Builds89

A3 Manual Transmissions

Clutch Assembly13General Information28
Differentials39Teardowns / Builds10
Drive Axles9Transfer Case15
Drive Shaft / U-Joints7

A4 Steering / Suspension

Noise / Vibration / Harshness16Tire Monitoring (TPMS)11
Power Steering Systems3Wheel Alignment14
SKF Bearing Training21Wheel Bearings33
Steering Systems9Wheels / Tires22
Suspension Systems73

A5 Brake Systems

Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)26Parking Brake Systems5
Brake Fundamentals25Rear Brake Systems14
Front Brake Systems29Wheel Speed Sensors (WSS)8

A6 Electrical Systems

Battery Fundamentals11Electrical Fundamentals48
Battery Replacement6Electrical Relays9
Charging Systems15Entry Security Systems2
Controller Area Networks (CAN)45Fuses / Fuse Box3
Cranking Systems17Parasitic Draw21
Digital Multi-Meter17Voltage Drop15
Electrical (Body)37

A7 Heating / Air Conditioning

Cabin Cooling Systems42HVAC Blower19
Cabin Heating Systems4HVAC Distribution Systems7

A8 Engine Performance / Emissions

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)1Knock Sensor5
EGR Systems9Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor14
EVAP Systems46Misfires53
Exhaust Catalyst Systems8No Starts46
Exhaust Systems7O2 / AF Ratio Sensors25
Fuel Delivery Systems35OBD-II Systems3
Fuel Injectors21Reprogramming17
Fuel Trim (P0 171, 172, 174, 175)22Secondary Air Systems12
General / Fundamental33Sparkplug28
Idle Air Control6Supercharger Systems13
Ignition Coil15Turbocharger Systems41
Ignition Systems12Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)1
Intake Systems19

Alternative Powertrains

Electric Cars30Light Diesel8
Hybrid Cars73Tesla Automotive4
Hydrogen Fuel Cells1

Equipment Specific

Autel Diagnostic Platform9Scan Tools (All Brands)14
Autologic DrivePRO9Smoke Machine3
Picoscope107Thermal Imager8
Pressure Transducers22U-Scope8

Miscellaneous Topics

Advanced Driver Assist (ADAS)13Flat Rate Pay System15
Automotive Careers22Immobilizer / Security Systems2
Automotive Education / Training23Information Systems4
Automotive Industry Related72Mobile Diagnostics7
Automotive Legal Issues78NASTF Information14
Automotive Maintenance10Power Tools16
Automotive Shop Safety4Shop Fundamentals10
Automotive Tools51Shop Management46
Classroom Ice Breakers24Supplemental Restraint (SRS)4
Counterfeit Parts1Tool Box Tours21
Diagnostic Carts7Tool Truck Related14
Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI)1Women in Auto Tech42
Fastener Information10

Curated YouTube Channels

This section includes a list of YouTube Channels that consistently produce accurate, quality automotive service information. They must promote professionalism, safety, and good solid advice to make this list.

Banks Power

  • Gale Banks
  • Joined: Nov 12, 2006
  • Subscribers: 204,000
  • Total Views: 27,225,445
  • Specialty: Super / Turbo Chargers – With over 60 years of breakthroughs (many patented) in high-performance gas and diesel engine development, Gale Banks has no rival.

Cody’s Auto Diagnostics

  • Cody Gaddie
  • Joined: Oct 27, 2011
  • Subscribers: 6,800
  • Total Views: 560,821
  • Specialty: Tips and tricks to help diagnose vehicles, plus scan tool reviews and demonstrations. In early 2021 Cody left a position as a tech and started a mobile diagnostic service.

Diagnose Dan

  • Dan
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2017
  • Subscribers: 111,000
  • Total Views: 7,338,162
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Specialty: Engine performance and network diagnostics

Engineering Explained

  • Jason Fenske – Portland, Oregon
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
  • Joined: June 24, 2011
  • Subscribers: 2,910,000
  • Total Views: 500,031,011
  • Specialty: Engineering explanations of anything automotive

Flat Rate Master

  • Michael Berg – Atlanta, GA
  • Lead Tech – Shop Forman
  • Joined: 26 Dec 2016
  • Subscribers: 37,900
  • Total Views: 8,904,793
  • Specialty: Shop operations and industry insight

FordTechMakuloco

  • Joined: Jan 29, 2013
  • Subscribers: 524,000
  • Total Views: 150,822,312
  • Specialty: This is your source for anything Ford related. It covers repairs, upgrades, modifications, maintenance, news, and best practices to help you fix a Ford. The owner of the channel was given the ultimatum to shut down his YouTube channel to keep working at the Ford dealer, so he quit and went independent.

Garage Gurus

  • Joined: Mar 6 2015
  • Subscribers: 15,100
  • Total Views: 3,690,724
  • Specialty: Garage Gurus is the training arm of Federal-Mogul and a lot of their content revolves around the proper installation of parts.

Go Tech Technical Specialists

  • Joined: Mar 21, 2008
  • Subscribers: 95,400
  • Total Views: 19,236,137
  • Specialty: Vehicle electronics & drivability training training

Humble Mechanic

  • Charles Sanville
  • Joined Jun Jun 18, 2011
  • Subscribers: 480,000
  • Total Views: 66,972,452
  • Specialty: Volkswagen, industry views

L1 Automotive Diagnostics

  • Keith Perkins
  • Joined: Aug 20, 2007
  • Subscribers: 13,800
  • Total Views: 1,522,653
  • Specialty: Mobile diagnostics and reprogramming

MotorAge Magazine

  • Pete Meier – Technical Editor Motor Age Magazine
  • Joined: Sep 14, 2010
  • Subscribers: 55,900
  • Total Views: 6,120,557
  • Specialty: “The Trainer” series plus shop management

NASTFdotOrg

  • Joined: May 3, 2011
  • Subscribers: 2,960
  • Total Views: 165,281
  • Specialty: Used to push NASTF related information to the industry

New Level Auto

  • Keith Defazio
  • Joined: Jan 10, 2011
  • Subscribers: 30,600
  • Total Views: 4,296,515
  • Specialty: Mobile diagnostics (live repairs). Keith took a job with a scan tool manufacturer and no longer actively performs mobile diagnostics.

Papadakis Racing

  • Joined: Oct 22, 2011
  • Subscribers: 572,000
  • Total Views: 45,037,079
  • Specialty: Hands-on type coverage of a Toyota race team

PicoScope Automotive

  • Joined: Mar 18, 2015
  • Subscribers: 12,200
  • Total Views: 5,178,370
  • Specialty: Picoscope training – Corporate training team

Precision Transmissions

  • Joined: Nov 28, 2008
  • Subscribers: 116,000
  • Total Views: 14,086,194
  • Specialty: All types of transmission teardowns/builds

Rustbelt Mechanic

  • Kyle
  • Joined: Jan 10, 2014
  • Subscribers: 49,700
  • Total Views: 6,576,128
  • Specialty: Kyle worked in a dealership but left to start the SP Tools Education Program

Scott Brown

  • Scott Brown
  • Joined: Oct 8 2006
  • Subscribers: 799
  • Views: 263,165
  • Specialty: Scott was one of the founders of iATN and also owns an independent shop in CA. Scott is definitely an industry influencer and produces a log of cutting edge information on ADAS.

ScannerDanner

  • Paul Danner – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Teaching 15+ years @ Rosedale Technical Institute
  • Joined: Apr 1, 2011
  • Subscribers: 277,000
  • Total Views: 70,439,790
  • Specialty: Driveability, No Starts, Electrical

South Main Auto Repair

  • Eric O – Upstate, NY
  • Shop Owner
  • Joined: Oct 22, 2014
  • Subscribers: 515,000
  • Total Views: 156,334,606
  • Specialty: Eric tends to do diagnostic walkthroughs and documents entire repair procedures on cars. Eric’s shop is located in upstate New York where a lot of road salt is used in the winter. Subsequently, he deals with a lot of rusted suspension repairs.

Super Mario Diagnostics

  • Mario
  • Location: Miami, Fl
  • Joined: Mar 30, 2013
  • Subscribers: 15,800
  • Views: 1,408,366
  • Mario tends to diagnose a problem from start to finish and takes the viewer along for the ride.

Trained by Techs

  • Joined: Nov 16, 2017
  • Subscribers: 9,810
  • Total Views: 496,970
  • Trained by Techs is a somewhat younger group of automotive technicians that are producing videos designed to start conversations about experiences in the automotive repair industry. Many in this group are mobile diagnostic techs and some present at major conferences.

Voltage Drop Diagnostics

  • Joined: Mar 30, 2013
  • Subscribers: 7,190
  • Total Views: 320,462
  • Patrick works at a Toyota dealership and posts some of the more unusual Toyota issues. He is also a member of the “Trained by Techs” group.

WeberAuto

  • John Kelly – Ogden, Utah
  • Weber State University
  • Joined: Nov 26, 2009
  • Subscribers: 198,000
  • Total Views: 32,540,668
  • Specialty: Drivetrains, Hybrids

John Kelly is a professor at Weber State University in Ogden, UT. His YouTube videos are long and extensive and he leaves no leaf unturned. His specialty seems to be with hybrids.