Why Does A Volkswagen Key Cost So Much?

Published on July 23, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Why Does A Volkswagen Key Cost So Much?
This situation happens about once a month. Customer calls in saying they lost the key or keys for their VW. We tell the customer they will need to show proof they own the vehicle. Then they will need to have the car towed to the dealer. Once the key comes in, we will have to…
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Best and Worst Jobs For An Auto Mechanic

Published on July 19, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Best and Worst Jobs For An Auto Mechanic
Have you ever wondered what jobs your mechanic hates doing? Well, I don't know if it really qualifies as 'hate" but there are just some jobs that are just no fun. Taking out the engine of a V10 Touareg for example. As you can see this is no small task. The tech that is doing…
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Should We Have Automotive “Right To Repair”?

Published on July 17, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Should We Have Automotive “Right To Repair”?
We have talked about "Dealership repair vs Aftermarket repair" many times before. One thing that I didn't touch on is the "Right to Repair" issue. This is legislation aimed at forcing auto manufacturers to provide more repair information and tool to the aftermarket. This is going beyond the how to information. Based on the legislation,…
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Project “Luv A Dub” VW Cabriolet Update

Published on July 16, 2012 under Luv A Dub
Project “Luv A Dub” VW Cabriolet Update
Happy Monday everyone! I am out of the shop today, so I thought I would give you all an update on the VW Cabby, aka "Luv a Dub". I have had the car for about 3 months now. I must say that I wish I was further along that I am . You can probably…
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