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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Duct tape Auto repair

It is Wednesday, so you all know what that means, Shop Shots! We get back in to the shop this week for some pictures that come straight from a VW service department. Generally all of the pictures you see come straight from my Iphone. This week I have an extra picture that came from a […]

Carolina Collector Auto Fest Pictures

Today we are taking a little different turn from our normal pictures. With car show season coming up, I thought it would be cool to do a Shop Shots car show edition. This car show was something a little different for me. It was the Carolina Collector Auto Fest. This show deals mainly in old […]

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I want to talk about something today that we have never really touched on before. That is some of the negatives of being a mechanic. I made a commitment when I started this site. I was not going to use it as a platform to whine about work. I would not just complain about hours, […]

VW Fender liner repair

Hi everyone. We are back to the regularly scheduled programming with Shop Shots. I was just thinking, if you ever want to go back and see some of the older pictures, just click “Shop Shots” under the header at the top of the page. That will take you through all 46ish volumes. Some times it […]

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I get asked this question all the time. It comes in many forms, but this is the most common. Charles, you are a mechanic. How do I know if I am getting ripped off? My advice has always been things like: Ask to see the old parts Ask if it is a NEEDED service or […]

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