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Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 137

Published on April 11, 2016 under Podcast

Today I will be taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com.  Be sure to put the phrase “Question for Charles” in the subject. That is the best way to avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

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Join me today as I answer your questions on:

  • Quick Answer Playlist on YouTube
  • Audi A4 that will not start
  • What are some good performance mechanic jobs?
  • Do I like my current job?
  • What to do if you think a shop damages your car
  • Are Unions good?
  • Is is safe to drive in TipTronic mode?
  • and more


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As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form!

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4 Comments

  1. Danny

    Hi Charles. great video. A question. I recently had the 30k mile(last free maintenance) done on my 13 Tiguan 4Motion. Brake flush, Haldex clutch oil change, engine oil/filter change. It was all done under 1hr30min. After I drove home, I noticed they forgot to put back the sliver splash shield under the car, drove back! I live in NYC, the dealership is in edsion, NJ. You could imagine! When I got there, they are off work. Finally manager came, couldn’t find my part, had to take off the one on their lots to replace mine. Was miserable during all the traffic. After this ordeal. Now I kind think it was all done too quickly in 90min. I doubt they did the brake flush and Haldex. the brake still feel the same soft. No way of knowing. engine oil level was just at the min mark, Tire pressure was inconsistent with what’s on the final paper work. Tires weren’t rotated. I will also need to check my lug nuts to see if they over torque it. 🙁 Charles, what do you think? Should I go to another dedicated vw shop to re do the Haldex and brake flush? I certainly can afford it as I just don’t want to cheap out on cars. I just dont want to deal with this dealership any more. Thank you.

  2. Adam Massie

    Hey Charles, love all of your videos and maybe I’ve missed one where you may have talked about this..but, if you haven’t already would love to hear your thoughts on TTY or one-time use bolts/nuts. There are a lot of mandatory replacement pieces on my 2015 Golf TDI that do not look like the TTY bolts in my 2001 Jetta TDI. Just how important are these to replace if they don’t look like an actual TTY part?

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