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Welcome to the Humble Mechanic Video Podcast. This is the show were we talk about many areas of the automotive industry. Everything from being an auto tech, buying tools, earning money, talking to customers, and more. If you are not a mechanic, tune in to learn the ins and outs of the industry. It can help you find a good tech, and help avoid getting ripped off.

The Jetta and Beetle Axle Recall ~ Video

Published on April 23, 2015 under Video
The Jetta and Beetle Axle Recall ~ Video
A ton of you guys have asked me about this recall on the Jetta and Beetles. This new recall is related to the rear axle, specifically the trailing arms. So today I am going to break down exactly what this VW recall does. I will just let you know up front that it is NOTHING…
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How VW Wheel Bearings Fail ~ Video

Published on April 15, 2015 under Video
How VW Wheel Bearings Fail ~ Video
No you are not dreaming, it is Wednesday. Normally we do failed parts videos on Tuesday. But I have been a little behind this week. Today we are looking at the failure of VW wheel bearings. The bearing show are from the newer generation VW cars, about 2005.5 and up. While the older VW cars…
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RainEater Wiper Blade Review ~ Video

Published on April 9, 2015 under Video
RainEater Wiper Blade Review ~ Video
Wiper blades are one of the most important things on a vehicle. Sadly they are also very often overlooked. Or people opt for the cheap $4 blades that do not last, or do not properly clear the windshield. As a dealer tech, I am very much a fan of factory wiper blades. So when the…
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How The VW CC Trunk Harness Fails ~ Video

Published on April 7, 2015 under Video
How The VW CC Trunk Harness Fails ~ Video
Today we are looking at how the harness for all the rear lighting in a VW CC fails. If you have rear lighting not working, it may be due to the harness being split in the trunk. I have seen this issue give some techs a run for their money. Even though a light out…
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RYOBI Phone Works Inspection Camera Review ~ Video

Published on April 2, 2015 under Video
RYOBI Phone Works Inspection Camera Review ~ Video
Happy Thursday everyone! Today we are looking at the RYOBI Phone Works Inspection Camera. I had really high hopes for this tool. I had been looking for this exact thing for a while. It is what kept me from buying a $400+ inspection camera from Snap-On or Matco. RYOBI has an entire line of tools…
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How VW Keys and Remotes Fail ~ Video

Published on March 31, 2015 under Video
How VW Keys and Remotes Fail ~ Video
Today we are looking at how VW keys fail. Keys become a pretty hot button issue. They don't fail all that much, but when they do it can be a real hassle. I also wrote a blog post years ago talking about the keys and why they cost so much. You can check that out…
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Coast A8R Rechargeable Penlight Review ~ Video

Published on March 26, 2015 under Video
Coast A8R Rechargeable Penlight Review ~ Video
Happy tool review Thursday everyone. Today we are looking at the Coast A8R Rechargeable Penlight. You guys know how nuts I am about flashlights. So when the folks at Coast Products asked me to review some lights for you, I jumped on it. I spent 3 full days with this light as my main flashlight.…
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