What Makes an Honest Mechanic

Published on March 5, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
What Makes an Honest Mechanic
So what really makes an honest mechanic? Being honest of course. :) I just want to tell you how this subject came about. I will tie it together, just hang with me, it will all make sense.~Promise~ When I first started this blog, I started listening to a really great business podcast called "Five Minutes…
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Behind The Wrench with Joel A, Lamborghini Technician

Published on March 1, 2012 under Behind The Wrench
Behind The Wrench with Joel A, Lamborghini Technician
NAME: Joel C Armstrong How long have you been in the Industry? Since 2005 What is your current job title? Currently Unemployed What were you doing for your first automotive job? I worked at Manhattan Motorcars Inc. In New York City. It's a luxury/high end dealership that specializes in Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls Royce, and…
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Shop Shots Volume 5

Published on February 29, 2012 under Shop Shots
Shop Shots Volume 5
Hey folks! I know it's only Wednesday but I am doing Shop Shots today. This is a picture of a 2007 Jetta. This car is a victim of a problem called coolant migration. What can happen is coolant will travel through the electrical wires from the coolant bottle it just about anywhere in the car.…
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Why does it cost so much to service my car?

Published on February 27, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Why does it cost so much to service my car?
This is a question that I get all the time. Whether a customer asks me, I see it posted, or I just over hear the conversation, it comes up all the time. Remember, I work for VW, I think overall German cars cost more to maintain than American, or Japanese cars. Since there are so…
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Shop Shots Volume 4

Published on February 22, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Shop Shots Volume 4
I moved "Shop Shots" up to Wednesday this week. I will actually be out of town for a couple of days. I don't think there will be a post Thursday or Friday. Make sure you check out the forum too. I know its called Technician DataBase, but its not just for techs. It is for…
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