Why does it cost so much to service my car?

Published on February 27, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Why does it cost so much to service my car?
This is a question that I get all the time. Whether a customer asks me, I see it posted, or I just over hear the conversation, it comes up all the time. Remember, I work for VW, I think overall German cars cost more to maintain than American, or Japanese cars. Since there are so…
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Shop Shots Volume 4

Published on February 22, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Shop Shots Volume 4
I moved "Shop Shots" up to Wednesday this week. I will actually be out of town for a couple of days. I don't think there will be a post Thursday or Friday. Make sure you check out the forum too. I know its called Technician DataBase, but its not just for techs. It is for…
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When DIY Goes Wrong

Published on February 20, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
When DIY Goes Wrong
So this 07 VW Passat gets towed in on Friday. The customer said something on the engine broke. We towed it in the shop and found out the engine mount on the passenger side of the car was broken. This is not something that happens all that often, but I have seen it before. We…
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Behind the Wrech with Thomas from APTuning

Published on February 17, 2012 under Behind The Wrench
Behind the Wrech with Thomas from APTuning
I am really excited to get some aftermarket point of view. The great thing about the performance market, is that it's more fun for most car people! Thomas has some pretty awesome stuff! If you have a VW, Audi, or Porsche, check out APTuning. NAME: Thomas Dickinson How long have you been in the Industry?…
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Shop Shots Volume 3

Published on February 16, 2012 under Shop Shots
Shop Shots Volume 3
Due to the launch of the Forum yesterday, and some other things going on, I feel like I left you guys with out a really good post yesterday! So to make it up, I am doubling up on the "Shop Shots" today! This is a picture of a V6 Passat axle. The axle is what…
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