Here’s What Happens If You Touch Your Car Battery

  • Published: 04 November 2019
  • Here’s What Happens If You Touch Your Car Battery, DIY life hack and car repair with Scotty Kilmer. Car gadgets, accessories, and tools that make your life easier. How to check a car's electric system easy and safely with this new device. How to find short in car. How to fix a car. Car electrical system explained. Car repair tool review. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 52 years.

    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
    1. Autool Electrical Tester:
    2. Small Fuse Buddy:
    3. Big Fuse Buddy:
    4. Volt Meter:
    5. Common Sense

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Comments • 2 619

  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   2 weeks back

    The End of Honda Reliability:

    ⬇️ Things used in this video:
    1. Autool Electrical Tester:
    2. Small Fuse Buddy:
    3. Big Fuse Buddy:
    4. Volt Meter:
    5. Common Sense

    ⬇️Scotty’s Top DIY Tools:
    1. Bluetooth Scan Tool:
    2. Mid-Grade Scan Tool:
    3. My Fancy (Originally $5,000) Professional Scan Tool:
    4. Cheap Scan Tool:
    5. Basic Mechanic Tool Set:
    6. Professional Socket Set:
    7. Ratcheting Wrench Set:
    8. No Charging Required Car Jump Starter:
    9. Battery Pack Car Jump Starter:

    🛠Check out the tools I use and highly recommend ►

    🔥Scotty Shirts and Merch ►

    Subscribe and hit the notification bell! ►

    Scotty on Social:
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    • Kevin Freeman
      Kevin Freeman  1 weeks back

      I like to test

    • Raymond Webb
      Raymond Webb  2 weeks back

      That's the second amp clamp you have showed in less then a month. So which one is better?

    • Sparky
      Sparky  2 weeks back

      In the early days of computers in cars, in the '80's, initially, 12 volts was used, rather than 5 volts, but 12 volts would make the circuits run too hot, so the computer circuits wouldn't last long or worse, become intermittent, where they'd start mysteriously working, when you brought the car to the mechanic! That's the main reason, that computers in cars switched to 5 volts. Also, 5 volts is pretty standard in computer circuits nowadays, so there's a lot more to choose from for the designers and engineers. They initially went with 12 volts, so they wouldn't need the extra power supply circuitry to reduce the voltage, but because of the heat, it turned out better just to go ahead and reduce the voltage to 5 volts.

    • Sparky
      Sparky  2 weeks back

      Here's what happens, when you touch a spark plug wire. To put it in medical terms, it knocks your d!ck in the dirt!

    • Anonymous Lion
      Anonymous Lion  2 weeks back

      nr. 1

  • Danny Keck
    Danny Keck  3 days back


    • spanmarx
      spanmarx  3 days back

      Great video Mr Kilmer

      • Vince Dedominicis
        Vince Dedominicis  3 days back

        Excellent display of this tool Scotty. Great video.

        • Leta Dean
          Leta Dean  3 days back

          Scotty, Could you share all the does and don'ts for jumping or recharging a car's battery with a charger that plugs directly into your garage's outlet?

          • TheJonathandinkins
            TheJonathandinkins  3 days back

            I really do appreciate your comments and views on vehicles. Also I showed my son last weekend the same thing about touching the positive and ground with my fingers on the battery. He said he was scared when he changed his sisters car battery out.

            • Tace Cook
              Tace Cook  4 days back

              The electrical tester looks darn cool.

              • Mister X
                Mister X  4 days back

                Scotty is my auto ranging idol!

                • Jerry Maliszewski
                  Jerry Maliszewski  5 days back

                  I thick I saw one time in AutoZone!

                  • William Kelliher
                    William Kelliher  5 days back

                    Thanks Scotty for another great video.

                    • James Eldridge
                      James Eldridge  5 days back

                      Very in depth thank you

                      • Apost the mighty
                        Apost the mighty  5 days back

                        Electricity is like a river at a consestant angle. V is how wide the river is and A is how deep it is and the amount of water flowing is your power that can be converted into heat or mechanical movement. Picture a river 12 foot wide = 12v and 6 foot deep = 6 amps how much water flows? Now picture an impossible river 12 foot wide and 100 foot deep how much water flows? 12v is incapable of providing enough current to harm you but keep in mind the real danger is current. The relationship between V and A (current ) is sometimes misunderstand and alot of folks bealive Voltage is what harms you but actually its the current ( the amount of electrons flowing thru you ). If it was possible for 0.01v to supply enough current it too could be fatal.
                        I'm just say Voltage is only part of what makes electrity fatal current is the bigger part of the equation higher voltage allows more current.

                        • MARDAK WORKSHOP
                          MARDAK WORKSHOP  5 days back

                          nice device

                          • Apost the mighty
                            Apost the mighty  5 days back

                            "A short circuit is a problem in an electrical circuit where two or more wires that are not supposed to come in contact with each other touch. A short circuit can result in a very high current flowing through the circuit. ... A "short circuit" also happens when there is a bypass of electrical current."

                            • Greg Wood
                              Greg Wood  6 days back

                              Oh gosh Scotty ... I could really use one of those testers !!!

                              • Jackson Woodmansey
                                Jackson Woodmansey  6 days back


                                • Jay Yo
                                  Jay Yo  6 days back

                                  Very useful tools

                                  • Steven Spinner
                                    Steven Spinner  6 days back

                                    Incredibly useful channel. Scotty has taught me so much with his logic and helpful tips, saving me much money because of his intelligent honest advice. Scotty beam me up!

                                    • Corry Steinmetz
                                      Corry Steinmetz  6 days back

                                      That is a shocking good tool :)

                                      • Andre Porter
                                        Andre Porter  7 days back

                                        Try touching your battery terminals with the engine running.

                                        • Tim Miller
                                          Tim Miller  7 days back

                                          Cool I could use a voltage meter

                                          • Dan Knows Most Things
                                            Dan Knows Most Things  7 days back

                                            Hey Uncle Scotty , just like you said it would , touched my battery and it turned to 💩 ! 😅😂🤣

                                            • puzzle factory
                                              puzzle factory  1 weeks back

                                              Wait! Wait! Wait! A 12 volt Direct Current (DC) car battery won't harm you as Scotty said. BUT if you should have something in your house that reads 12 volt AC (Alternating Current)(plugs into a socket) DON'T play around with it unless you know what your doing!

                                              • D Ng
                                                D Ng  1 weeks back

                                                Nice tough tester.

                                                • R. S. Grant Woodworking

                                                  Nice video Scotty.

                                                  • Firdaus Adanan
                                                    Firdaus Adanan  1 weeks back

                                                    Ring that bell

                                                    • Bud Gates
                                                      Bud Gates  1 weeks back

                                                      Made in china.... "But it works!", how I felt every time my pops refused to use anything,even something like this, because it had a made in china sticker.

                                                      • 4WDriver
                                                        4WDriver  1 weeks back

                                                        Okay, the "clean" part I get, but "non-offensive" is such a hard target these days!

                                                        • Raider7779311
                                                          Raider7779311  1 weeks back

                                                          Some handy tools there Scotty!

                                                          • Bob Liberatore
                                                            Bob Liberatore  1 weeks back

                                                            More great info. Thanks!

                                                            • Sean Godos
                                                              Sean Godos  1 weeks back

                                                              0:55 who else expected Scotty to 🎇🎆🎆 ? 😐🥀💀⚰️

                                                              • Jake Colbert
                                                                Jake Colbert  1 weeks back

                                                                a car battery can 100% hurt a person... it's not the volts that kill it's the amperages..

                                                                • PANTYEATR1
                                                                  PANTYEATR1  1 weeks back

                                                                  ELECTRICITY... it can cook a man's food...and it can also cook the man...

                                                                  • dave houston
                                                                    dave houston  1 weeks back

                                                                    That tool looks fantastic

                                                                    • Jay Tea
                                                                      Jay Tea  1 weeks back

                                                                      I think in too late 2 win Scotty

                                                                      • Kevin Freeman
                                                                        Kevin Freeman  1 weeks back

                                                                        I want to test!

                                                                        • John Moore
                                                                          John Moore  1 weeks back

                                                                          me want!

                                                                          • Kenneth Edwards
                                                                            Kenneth Edwards  1 weeks back

                                                                            Hahahah, I remember I had an old 1979 Toyota that I was disconnecting the battery while the car was running to see if the alternator worked and of course I wasn't paying attention and leaned onto the metal hood support and touched the positive and it felt like someone punched me in the arm.

                                                                            • Dennis Ritter
                                                                              Dennis Ritter  1 weeks back

                                                                              Why did I get a shock when years ago I was working on my 70 Chevy Impala with it running. I was checking something under the dash and around the steering wheel post.

                                                                              • Andrew Evanoff
                                                                                Andrew Evanoff  1 weeks back

                                                                                Sorry buddy but this is not how to properly test the grounding connections.

                                                                                • Logan Brunson
                                                                                  Logan Brunson  1 weeks back

                                                                                  clean non offensive comment

                                                                                  • LIQUID LIQUID
                                                                                    LIQUID LIQUID  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Love your videos they're very educational thank you. When I go to buy my first used car I know what to look for.

                                                                                    • Bryontheprize
                                                                                      Bryontheprize  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Hey Scotty just started watching your videos. My mom told me about your page. I really enjoy watching this, being educated on how to deal with cars. I have a question I have a 96 Honda Accord four cylinder and my dashboard lights are starting to go out what should I do?. I truly appreciate the fact you put these videos out and hopefully you continue to do so. Thank you 🙏🙏✌️

                                                                                      • RawSauce338
                                                                                        RawSauce338  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Loved the tip about the fuse loop checking tool, might make one!

                                                                                        • Phil M
                                                                                          Phil M  1 weeks back

                                                                                          That would be a nice addition to the garage kit.

                                                                                          • Michael Garnett
                                                                                            Michael Garnett  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Great video!

                                                                                            • Gaige B
                                                                                              Gaige B  1 weeks back

                                                                                              I've always wanted to understand how to use these

                                                                                              • Andy Stewart
                                                                                                Andy Stewart  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Electricity is the best city.