5 Best Car Channels on YouTube

Andrew Koole
Jan 19, 2022 · 4 min read
You can learn almost anything on YouTube. Name a topic and the Google-owned video streamer will send you all kinds of people claiming to be experts in the matter. Cars are no different.
But with so many options out there, how do you find the best voices, the most reliable channels? Well, look no further. Below, you can find five fantastic YouTube resources for all things automotive. 
Whether you’re researching which car to buy next, looking for repair advice, or simply want to catch up on the latest auto industry news, these YouTube channels will keep you informed and entertained for hours. Beware the rabbit hole.

Doug Demuro

THISSSS….is the section on YouTuber, online auction owner, and all-around car nerd Doug Demuro. Under his given name, he reviews everything from “insane” concept cars like the Lo Res seen above to ‘90s-era family transporters.
Like a kids’ public television host, Demuro manages to share his deep well of car smarts without coming off as a know-it-all. His no-frills approach adds to his likeability. No matter what type of vehicle you’re in the market for, Demuro can steer you in the right direction.

Donut Media

If you’re looking for more than advice and want to be entertained, you can’t do better than Donut Media. The L.A.-based crew, led by hosts James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes, will have you in stitches while discovering all the nooks and crannies of the automotive world.
The Donut Media crew put a lot of effort into making their videos the definition of infotainment. Split into different series like the off-road-focused HiLow or the more journalistically angled Wheelhouse, these guys pack the facts in while their editing team adds all the right graphics, effects, and cuts to keep your eyes peeled to the screen.

Engineering Explained

Engineering Explained is probably the most thorough channel on this list. Jason Fenske, the face and owner of the channel, covers everything from the latest models to the function of car parts.
Fenske finds a way to simplify the most complicated of automotive topics. Just watch his video above explaining the perils of hydrogen combustion engines to get an idea of what the mechanical engineer can do.

MotorTrend

MotorTrend is the most established member of this list. The car magazine began in 1949, and it’s been in print ever since. But the automotive media staple recognized the need to go digital all the way back in 2006 when it started its YouTube channel.
Like the guys at Donut Media, MotorTrend categorizes its videos into series. Roadkill focuses on modifications. Motor Mythbusters answers odd car-related questions by trying things out. 
But the legendary auto publication stands out with its made-for-TV vibe. Celebrity guests, scripted dialogue, and professional editing make this channel a shoo-in for anyone with less experience in the YouTube world.

ChrisFix

For the more practical viewer who needs car maintenance advice, look no further than ChrisFix. The channel’s hundreds of videos offer DIY tips for everything from repairing a leaking exhaust to using a diagnostic tool.
Born Chris Magello, the New Jersey resident keeps a low profile in his videos, recording from his own POV rather than standing in front of the camera. The result is an immersive car maintenance experience that allows you to catch all the details. Super helpful.

Bonus pick: Jerry on YouTube

There may be a some bias in this pick, but hear us out!
Knowing more about cars can make you a better driver, but there’s more to owning a vehicle than understanding how the machine works. If you need a little help navigating the world of car insurance, check out Jerry’s YouTube channel.
Our videos help explain the benefits of using the Jerry app, but they also cover frequently asked questions about different types of coverage and provide useful tips for how to bring down your premiums. Go for a scroll and check them out!

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