When DIY Goes Wrong

Published on February 20, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
When DIY Goes Wrong
So this 07 VW Passat gets towed in on Friday. The customer said something on the engine broke. We towed it in the shop and found out the engine mount on the passenger side of the car was broken. This is not something that happens all that often, but I have seen it before. We…
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Behind the Wrech with Thomas from APTuning

Published on February 17, 2012 under Behind The Wrench
Behind the Wrech with Thomas from APTuning
I am really excited to get some aftermarket point of view. The great thing about the performance market, is that it's more fun for most car people! Thomas has some pretty awesome stuff! If you have a VW, Audi, or Porsche, check out APTuning. NAME: Thomas Dickinson How long have you been in the Industry?…
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Shop Shots Volume 3

Published on February 16, 2012 under Shop Shots
Shop Shots Volume 3
Due to the launch of the Forum yesterday, and some other things going on, I feel like I left you guys with out a really good post yesterday! So to make it up, I am doubling up on the "Shop Shots" today! This is a picture of a V6 Passat axle. The axle is what…
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Forum Launch, and Logo update

Published on February 15, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Forum Launch, and Logo update
Today is finally the day. I am launching TechnicianDatabase.com From pretty much day one of starting this site, I knew that I wanted a better place for people to connect. I wanted to build a place for people to connect with mechanics and learn the truth about our jobs, the industry, car repairs, and so…
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What happens when a mechanic CANT fix your car

Published on February 13, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Every once in a while a car comes around that is sent straight from hell. The crazy problems that keep me awake at night. Things that, if you were a professional writer, you could not even make up. When this happens, having a game plan to crucial! There are times when we(mechanics) just can't figure…
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