My name is Charles. I am a Volkswagen technician, and have been a mechanic, a grease monkey, and a car enthusiast for many years. I started this site mainly to connect with my customers in a way that I can’t in the shop. However, it’s my hope it can also serves as a community forum to share information, impart a little wisdom, and have a little fun. Let’s get started.

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Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 260


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Hey everyone, it has been a long time between updates on the blog. I wanted to just tell you all what has been going on, and why it has been so long. In 2012 I was updating the car blog 4-5 times a week. For those of you that do not blog, it is a […]

mk1 VR6 Cabriolet VR6

Last week I polled the audience about painting the engine bay of the Cabby to prep it for the VR6. A simple factory Tornado Red! I was able to get a slight discount on some professionally mixed paint and the hardener. Let me just say, automotive paint is freaking expensive. When I bought my air […]

Mk1 VW VR6 Cabriolet

It has basically been forever since I have done a post about the VW Cabby. Today I want to give you all some updates and show ya some pictures of how the Cabby sits right now. I have owned that Cabby for just over a year now. All things considered I am pretty happy with […]

Damage to a VW tire

Hey everyone, It’s time for everyone’s favorite thing SHOP SHOTS! If you missed the blog post I put out yesterday, you missed the giveaway! Yep, you missed the Growler-Box Giveaway from my buddy Mike at Be sure that you enter! Even if you are not a beer fan, it is still awesome. You have […]

Customer beer holder Growler box

A while back on Shop Shots, I posted a picture of a six pack beer holder from my buddy Mike from Well, if you are a beer fa, or just like winning stuff, today is your lucky day. I got another customer Growler-Box with the Humble Mechanic logo! You have the chance to win […]

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