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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Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Podcast Episode 244

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 or Reseal Brake Vacuum Pump

Leaking valve covers, and valve cover gaskets are common. In this video I will show you step by step how to replace a valve cover gasket, or a valve cover. We will also cover the valve cover breather, or PCV valve built into this valve cover. Valve cover failure is common on the VW BPY […]

Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 243

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 […]

Automotive Industry Opportunities and Obstacles Feat. Bogi and EricTheCarGuyAutomotive Industry Opportunities and Obstacles Feat. Bogi and EricTheCarGuy

In this video Bogi from All Girls Garage, EricTheCarGuy, and Humble Mechanic chat about the automotive industry. How and why we went to tech school, what opportunities it gave us as technicians, the struggles for techs, and what the future might hold for auto mechanics. Thanks to Universal Technical Institute for helping make this possible. […]

Valve Cover and Valve Cover Gasket Replacement ~ MK5 GTI

Leaking valve covers, and valve cover gaskets are common. In this video I will show you step by step how to replace a valve cover gasket, or a valve cover. We will also cover the valve cover breather, or PCV valve built into this valve cover. Valve cover failure is common on the VW BPY […]

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