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


Dewalt 20-VOLT MAX Small Angle Grinder

Sometimes you get a new tool thinking “this is cool but I don’t really NEED it” That is what I expected out of the Dewalt 20-VOLT MAX 4-1/2 in Small Angle Grinder. Now this battery powered grinder has become one of those things I wish I had years ago. Disclaimer ~ This post is a paid […]

The Best Car Modification You Can MakeThe Best Car Modification You Can Make

What is the best modification you can make to your car? Finding the best car mod is actually very easy. Its not an ECM tune. It’s not a performance exhaust, lowering springs, brake upgrades or window tint. The best performance modification for a vehicle is the DRIVER MOD! Become A CrewMember If you like this […]

Smoke Testing a Plastic Valve Cover with Built In PCV

This plastic valve cover has some of the PCV valve built in. Today we take that valve cover apart, look at the pathways of the PCV and oil separator. We also test using a smoke machine to diagnose the failure. This is also a great excuse to play around with my smoke machine LOL VAPE […]

Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Podcast Episode 249

Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com. Be sure to put the phrase “Question for Charles” in the subject. That is the best so you can […]

Husky Mechanics Tool Set (268-Piece) with Tool Box

I have spent the last 20 years of my life building my tool box. When I was first starting out buying tools, tool sets were the place I started. Getting 200+ tools all together is a great place to start. Today we are going to look at the Husky 268  Mechanic’s Tool Set with storage […]

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