South Main Auto Repair LLC
South Main Auto Repair LLC
South Main Auto Repair LLC

Hey there viewers! My name is Eric O. and I own and operate a small town 3 bay shop in upstate NY. I grew up in the automotive industry (in my parents shop) and have over 17 years (working full time as a mechanic) experience repairing domestic and Asian cars and light trucks. This is all I've done my whole life. It's my hope and desire to produce videos that provide accurate information saving you time and money while sharing my love for fixing cars, my knowledge and my experiences with you as I travel through automotive repairs day to day in the shop.

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South Main Auto Repair
47 S. Main St
PO Box 471
Avoca, NY 14809

Kia Rio: Diagnosing P0501
  1. Alex Oregel

    Alex OregelHour ago

    Never have I heard someone talk so much!!! Avoid watching this junk!!!

  2. Edward Milewski

    Edward MilewskiHour ago

    Hanger for calipers and eye protection..

  3. mark ket

    mark ketHour ago

    A little heat goes a long way

  4. Josen Reola

    Josen ReolaHour ago

    I lost it at the 0:07 mark. If I had a dollar for every time I ran into that problem... ๐Ÿคฃ

  5. chad baldwin

    chad baldwinHour ago

    lol u think this is bad? no inspections here in Michigan.. this thing has another 20 years in her. she didn't even start to rust yet! lol

  6. greg bennett

    greg bennettHour ago

    Ram transmissions are a joke just like the people who made them and the "Service Advicers" are walking talking vaginas

  7. dtabor88

    dtabor88Hour ago

    I used to work at auto zone and the CV isle always smelled like that.. crazy but true

  8. Paul Campbell

    Paul CampbellHour ago

    Thank you that was very useful

  9. Dino

    DinoHour ago

    I stopped going to a specific tire place because several times my wheels were torqued to 150ft lbs and over ... recommended 100ft lbs. Great way to have a bad day if you get a flat and one of those studs become cross threaded from being stretched. This from a business that specializes purely in tires... Blows my mind

  10. greg bennett

    greg bennett2 hours ago

    To bad your not closer to Saint Louis. The previous mechanic on that truck must have moved here and duplicated its self and now is employeed at 90% of all shop here.

  11. Hoolehua Rayzed

    Hoolehua Rayzed2 hours ago

    You had me cracking up at oh oh oh phew, your Vanessa is a sweetheart!

  12. Dr. Crentist

    Dr. Crentist2 hours ago

    Hey. Is the "upper portion" of the fuel module replaceable? I cant find it online. Does the upper part contain the pressure valve for cold starting?

  13. SJL8006

    SJL80062 hours ago

    Um. If the cat was plugged, I would have liked a peak inside

  14. Daryl Sparks

    Daryl Sparks2 hours ago

    so, Eric, your middle name is Danger? So, your initials are E.D.? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ I had to

  15. Matt Hoffman

    Matt Hoffman2 hours ago

    Head gasket?

  16. Craig Yanta

    Craig Yanta2 hours ago

    Shop vac. Yucky stuff !

  17. fyrbyrd 71

    fyrbyrd 712 hours ago

    All twenty lug-nuts! What kind of special thinks that is logical? Dangerous....

  18. 1towmater1

    1towmater12 hours ago

    What I have in the past is if you can access the back of the stud I cut off the back of the stud with a torch and pop the stud right out. I've had to unbolt the caliper to gain access but it's always worked for me

  19. Stephane Audette

    Stephane Audette3 hours ago

    I verry appreciate your videos, learn a lot of information. Thank you very much.

  20. brian behlen

    brian behlen3 hours ago

    Anyone notice the cassette player?

  21. Ragingkil0523

    Ragingkil05233 hours ago

    For sake of four springs the pistons no go ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

  22. vwwrenchie

    vwwrenchie3 hours ago

    Yeah::so that's 29.50 for the tire repair and 300.00 to get the wheels off๐Ÿ˜

  23. Badger Pa

    Badger Pa3 hours ago

    Mr. O the science teacher, follow the data trail. Mrs. O is always a ray of sunshine on your channel.

  24. Pat hassett

    Pat hassett3 hours ago

    Funny you mentioned a mass air flow sensor. On my 2005 focus I was getting lean codes. Changed the mass air flow sensor. Checked the injectors, egr, fuel delivery. Ended back to the mass air flow reporting too high. Put in another. It read the same. After changing them with the auto parts stores 3 lifetime warrantied sensor, went to the junk yard and found an oem sensor. Finally that one read correctly and I have no more lean issue and the car runs much better. It shucks getting bad new parts. Funny thing that started this whole thing was a cracked air cleaner letting water in getting the original sensor wet, so I replaced it when I changed the air box trying to eliminate a future problem. Hence I created one for me with the new part.

  25. Bruce Vaill

    Bruce Vaill3 hours ago

    It happened because chevy made the rim

  26. Badger Pa

    Badger Pa3 hours ago

    The "Lady bug Keeper" has really grown up. Now teach him to find her on command.

  27. Static CamperVan

    Static CamperVan3 hours ago

    Thanks! Nice to be able to see what I will be getting into ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  28. Colin

    Colin3 hours ago

    LOL Eric yer a kind and generous man......I woulda short-circuited the sob and let it burn to the ground. (I'm sure glad I'm a fireman and not a mechanic) kudos to you brother.

  29. Colin

    Colin4 hours ago

    LOL don't forget the coke with the loose cap in the glovebox . I guess ya get to work on all kinds. None quite as 'generous' as this one. Bon appeitite. :) (LOL JoeyPete -- good laugh ty)

  30. Paul Monk

    Paul Monk4 hours ago

    I know this is an old video that I had already enjoyed, but was watching it again...they never get old...and noticed at1:38 that you said "I did plug in the VIRUS!"๐Ÿ˜ Made me chuckle...check it out!

  31. Sideshow 44

    Sideshow 444 hours ago

    The stuff they should teach you in college but don't.

  32. Frank Reichl

    Frank Reichl4 hours ago

    I wish you'd wear safety glasses .

  33. Iguana Pete

    Iguana Pete4 hours ago

    A lot of customers don't know it is a faulty inspection. The are told "good to go" . They don't know they should get a second opinion.

  34. Matt L

    Matt L4 hours ago

    "Stupid cars". Well said and I couldn't agree more.

  35. Hank Hessig

    Hank Hessig5 hours ago

    Pre ignition - those Hemi's are notorious for it. Actually every Mopar I ever had did it more than my other vehicles

  36. Linda S

    Linda S5 hours ago


  37. Hank Hessig

    Hank Hessig5 hours ago

    eeeewwwwwwww look at the green crusties on the battreee terminals - can you say routine maint.

  38. Jefferson Martinez

    Jefferson Martinez5 hours ago

    Hey friend I have problem with my head lamp but I rewire all of the grounds and the problems is still there the light flashing like strobe do you have any idea I was checking and supposedly it has not a relay they have a small computer to control the light I don't know if that's true?

  39. hightttech

    hightttech5 hours ago

    Great tutorial ๐Ÿ‘. How nice that the seat is full of electronics.

  40. R May.

    R May.5 hours ago

    Can I remove the sway arm completely while off roading? Or forever?

  41. Matt L

    Matt L5 hours ago

    Where did the saying "there's more than one way to skin a cat" come from?

  42. Frank. l

    Frank. l5 hours ago

    Sad. I wouldn't care if the take there own life not a problem. It me l worry about if I driving any were near them.

  43. John Stone

    John Stone5 hours ago

    All of your murikan beer is girl beer compared to Canadian beer. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  44. John Stone

    John Stone5 hours ago

    Some technicians are just babies who donโ€™t want to do more work than the bare minimum. They break and wreck anything in their path to do one job then youโ€™re left with the collateral damage. Get it in, done as fast as possible to make as much money as possible and kick it out the door.

  45. Bill Done

    Bill Done5 hours ago

    Eric's blood sugar hit zero 00.00 Hit me right in da feels

  46. rbspider

    rbspider6 hours ago

    Why does it look like there is no oil? Ask that kid if he owns a torque wrench?

  47. Patrick Baptist

    Patrick Baptist6 hours ago

    I prefer to call it "shitmas", given it's nothing more than pagan swine shit. There is no christ but the anti-christ in that holiday madness.

  48. rbspider

    rbspider6 hours ago

    If I owned a shop and saw the missing bolts and clips on the cover I would have told the kid , no thanks .

  49. Joey Rats

    Joey Rats6 hours ago

    Did this, error wonโ€™t go away

  50. Sharky Rich

    Sharky Rich6 hours ago

    That truck is a nightmare. Wait until you have to do one that's 4x4. And btw there is a balancer chain on the back of the motor that you change when you do the timing. The trans has to be removed.

  51. Heytaco

    Heytaco6 hours ago

    thanks for the filing it bit. because i got an aftermarket checker and its very hard to tell where the actual fluid level is because most of the stick gets coated but its more coated where it went in the pan but this may help me get a better reading

  52. Gรฉrald Guรฉnard

    Gรฉrald Guรฉnard7 hours ago

    good day Sir. when you say that a SUBARU that do not knock is a SUBARU that does not run. what do you mean by that?.GERRY G. have a good day.

  53. bigdrob54

    bigdrob547 hours ago

    Wow, that's crazy. Next time...SAWZALL!

  54. Gary Sewell

    Gary Sewell7 hours ago

    Thanks for a good vedio

  55. Monsoon

    Monsoon7 hours ago

    Is it true that inner and outer use different grease?

  56. Jeffrey Brookes

    Jeffrey Brookes7 hours ago

    Come on mrs. O men don't need a tool they come from the factory with one.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  57. Alfredo Esparza

    Alfredo Esparza7 hours ago

    Great video, but what part or parts did you swap out?

  58. Jeffrey Brookes

    Jeffrey Brookes7 hours ago

    Must have been the nitrogen charge just for a purge

  59. Mr. Noneyabidness

    Mr. Noneyabidness7 hours ago

    Decent knife.

  60. Jeffrey Brookes

    Jeffrey Brookes7 hours ago

    I'm guessing the AC machine already cut the hoses๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  61. Caca Detoro

    Caca Detoro7 hours ago

    Back in my service-station-repairman days, we had a customer bring in a flat tire. When we pulled the tire off the rim there was a $100 bill inside. It didn't cause the flat.

  62. MJMโ€™s Workshop

    MJMโ€™s Workshop8 hours ago

    Iโ€™d drive it straight to the crusher, well I take that back. Iโ€™d trailer it straight to the crusher.

  63. Mad Max

    Mad Max8 hours ago

    That's a Saturn for you. It seems like even Lug nuts are made cheap these days.


    CF CAR REPAIRS8 hours ago

    Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ‘

  65. Angelo Reese

    Angelo Reese8 hours ago

    I have a 2011 xc 60 Volvo and Iam getting a Po171, po174- po430 code . Would like your opinion on it, thanks.

  66. crlaw75

    crlaw758 hours ago

    Too bad the weather sucked that day.

  67. Roger Gustafsson

    Roger Gustafsson8 hours ago

    Why do they put more marks on the pulley's then? To mess with people? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜

  68. docthompson1

    docthompson18 hours ago

    Can she get her on playlist on here?

  69. Paublus Americanus AMERICANUS

    Paublus Americanus AMERICANUS9 hours ago

    Can't even pick it up on the lift as he thinks it will break in two and the other shop passes it for inspection. Seems they are desperate for customers. Eric O. Does not have that problem. Why? It is called ethics people. I just wished he lived closer to me because when as old as me you need someone to help you now and then. I had every fluid changed over in Lynnwood and had to take it to my Dodge dealer and he said "do you want me to change your coolant in the engine it looks like toothpaste". He got a very large demerit from my fairness counter

  70. Evan Russell

    Evan Russell9 hours ago

    My power steering pump makes that exact noise,.and so does a lot of other ones I've seen. Great tip on that o-ring ๐Ÿ‘.

  71. Ray Voorhies

    Ray Voorhies9 hours ago

    I remember when SMA didn't have alignment equipment. I think they've upgraded their tire machine too? It all means better service for the customer. It's oddly satisfying to see the big boss doing Josh's job. ๐Ÿ˜

  72. Gplus sucks big

    Gplus sucks big9 hours ago

    -"Honey I have a girlfriend"

  73. Alex Hoedemakers

    Alex Hoedemakers9 hours ago

    Mrs. O is a champ! Great couple you two and little miss T of course. Keep up with USlikes'n

  74. Dan Young

    Dan Young10 hours ago

    Bad Tail light-bearing

  75. patadegrillo007

    patadegrillo00710 hours ago

    Thatโ€™s like fixing a light bulb, give me a break!

  76. Bal Loney

    Bal Loney10 hours ago

    The paper you r showing looks like the map of your house.

  77. Someukdude

    Someukdude10 hours ago

    Is it me or is Mrs O just like the sweetest lady ever?

  78. John Loutzenhiser

    John Loutzenhiser10 hours ago

    Thank you learned alout

  79. taylor jackson

    taylor jackson10 hours ago

    Sounds like you set this garage up with your own junk car you had sitting around what normal lady has no power steering and ext and thinks yeah I'm sure it'll pass

  80. Brad85

    Brad8511 hours ago

    i love the hyper step bits!!