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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Today I am back in the shop studio, and I will be taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com.  Be sure to […]

As a professional mechanic, there are many items we check on cars. We not only look for broken or failing car parts, but we look for maintenance items as well. Over the years serpentine belts and “V-belt” have been a common part that require maintenance. Back when I first started, a simple visual inspection was […]

In this DIY and Drive video, I will show you how to remove a Volkswagen alternator. As I mention in the video, you will need to remove the serpentine belt, and the belt tensioner. Luckily I have a video on how to remove a VW serpentine belt tensioner. This car is a 2.0 Jetta MK4. And […]

Today I am back in the shop studio, and I will be taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com.  Be sure to […]

Next up in the “Project White Wookie”, we focus on the bottom end of the engine. I will be mounting up the Eurowise VR6 stand mount, removing the oil pan, removing the oil pump, and inspecting the bearings. As we go through the VR6 engine, we are doing several inspections to avoid a potential engine […]

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