Thank you for interest in guest posting here at

If you have spent any time on this site, you will find it very different from most other blogs. There are no Google Ads. There are no junk links. Everything you find here is top notch, original content. Please keep that in mind while reading the rest of this page.

I love making more connections and friends in the automotive industry. It helps build even more strength in the community, and can bring a fresh prospective. That is cool! So if you want to be part of the community, I would love to hear from you.

What Can I Write About?

I talk about cars, car repairs, tools, and the automotive industry. Any type of guest posting will need to be properly aligned in that market. Things like:

  • Buying and selling cars
  • DIY car maintenance
  • Modifiing cars
  • Mobile electronics
  • Vehicle preparedness
  • General hand and power tools
  • Advanced automotive tools including diagnostic equipment
  • Vehicle maintenance products
  • Shop equipment
  • Safety equipment
  • Home garage accessories
  • General car fan products. T-shirts, stickers, garage art

If you  don’t fit exactly in any of these categories, that is okay. Contact me with what you have, and we can chat about it.

Posting Guidelines

Here is where we get into the fine print. I am going to be very upfront. I do not take many guest posts. Why is that? Most guest folks that contact me about guest posting simply don’t get it. They are trying to use this community as a link farm. If this is you, please do not waste your time. Everything that is done here is for the community. Me accepting a guest post is to bring value to the community. I am not here to help your site rank better on Google. The experts say to write guest posts. But what they don’t say is, you need to provide value to the community.

I take this blog and the folks that spend time here extremely serious. I care more about the folks that take time out of their day to connect with me, than I do about anything else. If you simply want to do a guest post because the SEO experts say to, again don’t waste your time.

If you are still with me, great! I know that I come off really harsh about guest posting. Just understand that it is about the community. If you can bring true value to the community I would love your prospective. If you email me saying:

Hi, I write for a company in your industry. I would like to provide you a guest post for your readers. Thank you

I know you don’t care 1 bit about this community. You are most likely a media company that an automotive company hired. There is really nothing wrong with that. But I can tell you have not spent 1 minute reading this blog, or connecting with us in any way. Heck you couldn’t even say “Hey Charles”.

Alright, if you have made it this far, you must be serious about connecting with the community. So please email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(dot)com. Don’t worry, if we do any type of cross promotion, I will give you all the credit and links.

20 replies
  1. Christian Bach
    Christian Bach says:


    I see your site don’t have education section.
    I like to write an article there.
    Topic could be about driving lessons and safe driving. I think that is the topic that is very important to young people who wants to have a car.

    Please let me know if you are interested in publishing my article.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards,
    Christian Bach

  2. rodney
    rodney says:

    I have a laptop with alldata on it and it works. 500 for the laptop.
    or 150 for just the alldata. or I can send you the information you need when you start working on the car.

  3. SteveK
    SteveK says:

    2006 Jetta with 2.5l engine. 115,000 miles. Newer serpentine belt. Started making an intermittent chatter from engine compartment yesterday. Looked under the hood to locate the sound. Appears to come from the area around the alternator. Chatter is in sync with the serpentine belt. The pulley just below the alternator appears to have slight lateral movement that corresponds with the noise. I made appointment with dealer garage to have this repaired tomorrow, but I wanted to run this by you to see if this could be a DIY project. Are special tools needed for this type of repair? Thanks.

    • Charles
      Charles says:

      Hi Steve,
      Some of those rollers are Diy. I think that one you are talking about requires you to take the engine mount out. Off the top of my head, I am not 100% sure. 🙂

      Those rollers failing are semi-common to fail.

  4. DREW
    DREW says:

    I read your insert in MSN’s 5 ways to avoid overpaying for repairs, and ways shops cheat you. I have worked in Chevrolet dealerships for 7 years now, and in my experience what was said about the tires not needing to be rotated at 5,000 miles was totally incorrect, and misleading to say the least. depending on some peoples driving and braking habits and wheather the veh. is front wheel drive or not, they should be rotated a minimum of every 7,500 miles to extend tire life and by 30,000 miles they should have also been balanced at least once and aligned at about 25-30k.

    • Charles
      Charles says:

      Drew, I was misquoted in that article.

      The point of what I was saying was to follow the owners manual. I’ll put a post out about it later today. Thanks for the note.

      I have no intention of misleading people.

  5. james_lopez
    james_lopez says:


    I am truly impressed with your blog content, your posts are truly high-quality and you are keeping it fine. I would like to issue my post on your blog (as guest post) with my website link.. Please let me know if you are recognizing guest posts and I’m prepared to talk about my content, I promise you with unique, excellence and 100% plagiarism free content. I am looking forward to get your reply.

    Thank You

  6. Preston
    Preston says:

    If you have a car that sounds like it’s going to start but dos not. Is it the distributor but i’m only 12 so i am to sure see i am going to start my own mechanic shop when i move out i know most of the stuff i need to know but … i am stuck on a few things like this i thought it could be the ignition or the distributor ….. got any tips.

    • Charles
      Charles says:

      There are several things that can cause a car to sound like it will start, but not start.

      You need to be sure you have spark, fuel, and compression.

      It may be a distributor issue. You can take the distributor off and look for cracks or buildup.

      You also want to be sure the car is getting fuel to the engine.

  7. Big Mo
    Big Mo says:

    I have a 2002 Mercury Cougar with a broken hood release latch. It appears to broken on the release side under the hood. The hood wont release at all. Please help

  8. JJ
    JJ says:

    I watched your video on the Rear Main Seal failure. I am being told by my VW dealer that the seal has failed but my 2018 Jetta only has 28K miles on it. It started to leak the day after they performed an oil change which could just be coincidence but it seems suspicious. Have you seen them fail prematurely on newer cars? Could the dealer be misleading me? It is a major repair like you point out in your video.


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