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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VW has been a strong diesel supporter for many years. In 2009 they released the Common Rail engine. This new Common Rail (CR) engine is very powerful, fuel efficient and ultra clean. VW dealers have a hard time keeping them on the lot, because everyone wants them. I have been asked a couple of times over […]
So I really wanted to write a nice blog about cars tonight. My head, however is just not into it. Its been a really challenging week. Here is what went down. The very first car of the week belongs to a good customer that has since become a great friend. He called me and told me […]
A fan asked me if he could do his own brake fluid service. I responded to him with ” sure it’s really easy”. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that there is actually a lot to servicing brake fluid. There are lots of tools out there that can help you with […]
So something happened in the shop this week that is, short of hurting someone, every mechanics biggest fear. A customer brought their 2010 Passat in for its first service. With only 10,000 miles the car got an oil change, tire rotation and some other minor checks. The mechanic that performed the service is one of […]
Hi everyone, I wanted to talk about checking brakes. This is something everyone can do, with almost no tools. The only thing you might need is a flashlight. Before you get started I need to tell you a few things. This is a basic visual inspection, just a check. If you have an issue with […]