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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Today I want to give everyone 5 things that they can check on their own cars. These are really quick and easy checks. With some practice, it will take about 5 minutes to complete. Consider doing these checks when filling your car up with fuel! TIRES Checking tires is pretty easy. I recommend turning your […]

How honest mechanics get paid

Like I said in yesterdays post, when I am out of the shop, cars are not at the front of my mind. I like talking about the industry, but not always the nuts and bolts of the job.(I feel like there is a joke in there somewhere) 🙂 When I talk to people about my […]

Your inside look into the world of car repair and Volkswagen Dealer service

Happy Monday everyone! I am out of the shop today on a long weekend. Due to that I didn’t really feel like talking about automotive theory or vehicle systems. I thought I would tell you guys the story that pushed me to start this blog and get involved socially online. In April or May of […]

Your inside look into the world of car repair and Volkswagen Dealer service

Happy Friday everyone! I am writing this “unintensional” post today about customer service. See I actually recorded a podcast about this very topic. After fighting with it for about 3 hours(all while the carpet guys are banging away up stairs) I gave up and thought I would just write a post.  I will most likely […]

Your inside look into the world of car repair and Volkswagen Dealer service

Just a few warnings before I get in to this post. This can apply to cars other than Volkswagen This is MY opinion. Officially, you must follow the owners manual for warranty purposes This post is in response to a question that was posted on the Facebook fan page.  Rudy asked I wanted to know […]

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