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 ~ Podcast Episode 247

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 […]

How To Replace a Radiator, and Fill Cooling System

Radiator leaking? Today we learn how to replace a leaking radiator in my car. Radiator leaks are common, and can be an easy part to replace. I also found a second coolant leak at the radiator hose. Today we replace a radiator hose, replace the radiator, and fill and bleed the cooling system Become A […]

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 […]

New and Cheap Shop Press ~ Harbor Freight Press

I picked up a new press for the shop today. It’s a Harbor Freight shop press for $140. I got this press to move forward with rebuilding the GTI transmission. The bearings and gears are much easier to work with when using a shop press. This is a pretty good deal for $140. So far […]

How To Deal With Cars that Come Back

Comebacks are something every mechanic will deal with at some point. Many times it is not the mechanic’s fault, but plenty of times it is. Either way, it’s more about how we handle the situation that makes all the difference. We had the attitude at my old dealership “Be the HERO”. This mindset to the […]

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