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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5 Tips of Starting an Automotive Repair Shop ~ Featuring Bogi

Want to start a repair shop? Moving from being a technician to a shop owner? What do you need to know before starting your own shop? Today Bogi from All Girls Garage joins me with 5 tips to starting your own automotive repair shop. This is something many of us technicians consider at some point […]

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Drill & Impact Driver Combo ~ Review

Today we review Milwaukee M18 Drill and Impact Driver Combo. This drill and impact kit comes with the tools, 2 5ah batteries, a charger for m18 and m12, and a carrying case. The impact tool was my most used tool as an automotive mechanic. Both tools have great power and brushless motors. It also doesn’t […]

Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 242

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 […]

MK3 VR6t UPDATE and MK1 VR6 Swap Update

Today I am trying something a little different. You are getting 2 videos in one. I made a video on the MK3 VR6t, updating where we are in the build. We also talk about what the next few jobs are, and why the project stalled. I also had the chance to catch up with my […]

Buying the right engine oil can be confusing. But it’s actually very simple. Using the information listed on the engine oil bottle, and your owners manual, you never have to worry about getting the wrong engine oil for your car or truck. Reading the engine oil bottle can be tricky. Here are the simple facts! […]

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