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6 must follow rules for borrowing tools

Today we are talking about the right way to borrow tools. As a professional mechanic, I have loaned out tools for many many years. Most of the time this is not a big deal. In fact it’s great to be able to help a coworker or buddy out with the task at hand. Then there are the times when you loan something out and people get the dumb. Returning broken tools, NOT returning tools, borrowing the same tool over and over and over again. There is a certain etiquette when it comes to borrowing tools from someone.

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Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

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Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • Moisture buildup on the bottom of oil caps
  • My thoughts on the 3.6 VR6
  • Cold start misfires
  • Harsh shifting in a DSG
  • Carbon buildup
  • Removing an engine
  • Keeping my beard clean at work
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at:

Viewer Car Questions ~ Audio Podcast Episode 217

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 avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure. Everyone has car questions, I am glad to be able to help You may also wonder how we are going from episode 1 to episodes in the two hundreds . Well with the current Q and A shows, and other new podcasts, I want to get them to you right away. I don’t want to wait until we are all caught up, then post the most recent episodes. So you will find that on Monday, you get a brand new show! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Sponsor of the Day CRP AUTO
CRP deals in a ton of OE automotive parts. They also make the factory DSG fluid for VW. Having them as a sponsor will give us access to more information about fluids than I would ever get from VW. I am really excited to have them as a resource of information. To learn more about the great products they have, check out CRPAutomotive.com 

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Join me today as I take your questions on:

  •  CrewMember Benefits
  • 1:09 ~ Tips for finding boost leaks on FSI engines
  • 4:45 ~ Should you tune a 2014 Vw, will there be issues?
  • 6:52 ~ Thoughts on doing a Veg oil conversation
  • 11:39 ~ Engine and vehicle vibrations on a Passat
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at:

Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 216

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 avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure. Everyone has car questions, I am glad to be able to help You may also wonder how we are going from episode 1 to episodes in the two hundreds . Well with the current Q and A shows, and other new podcasts, I want to get them to you right away. I don’t want to wait until we are all caught up, then post the most recent episodes. So you will find that on Monday, you get a brand new show! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Sponsor of the Day CRP AUTO
CRP deals in a ton of OE automotive parts. They also make the factory DSG fluid for VW. Having them as a sponsor will give us access to more information about fluids than I would ever get from VW. I am really excited to have them as a resource of information. To learn more about the great products they have, check out CRPAutomotive.com 

Important links:

Join me today as I take your questions on:

  •  CrewMember Benefits
  • 1:50 ~ Should I buy a MK4 Jetta
  • 6:11 ~ Can you fix a bad turbocharger
  • 9:15 ~ Airbag lights and PODS modules
  • 13:51 ~ Buying an $800 Beetle Convertible
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at:

Viewer Car Questions ~ Audio Podcast Episode 40

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 avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

Everyone has car questions, I am glad to be able to help You may also wonder how we are going from episode 40 to episode 215. Well with the current Q and A shows, and other new podcasts, I want to get them to you right away. I don’t want to wait until we are all caught up, then post the most recent episodes. So you will find that on Monday, you get a brand new show! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Important links:

Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • Moisture buildup on the bottom of oil caps
  • My thoughts on the 3.6 VR6
  • Cold start misfires
  • Harsh shifting in a DSG
  • Carbon buildup
  • Removing an engine
  • Keeping my beard clean at work
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Don’t forget to follow me at:

In-depth Look At Vehicle Safety Systems ~ Audio Podcast Episode 39

When it comes to safety, vehicles have so much more to them than just airbags. The technology and engineering that goes into designing every component of a vehicle is crazy. Then when we look at things like radio buttons behaving in a specific manor during an impact, it’s off the charts. Today we are going to talk about one of my favorite topics, vehicle safety systems
Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Important links:

Join me as we discuss:

  • Active safety systems
  • Passive safety systems
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelts
  • Radios and A/C controls
  • Dashboards
  • Steering columns
  • Headrests
  • Engine mounts
  • Crumple zones
  • Fenders
  • Side panels
  • My totaled Civic
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Technicians Moving Away From Dealerships ~ Audio Podcast Episode 38

It comes a time in every techs career that they get stuck. Stuck with where they are at. It doesn’t help that most companies don’t have an upward path for technicians. So today we are talking about how and why technicians might be leaving the dealership. Sadly the ones that go are usually the best ones out there.
Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Important links:

Join me as we discuss:

  • Techs leaving dealerships
  • What is the “next step” for a good tech
  • Technician training
  • Dealerships and brands do not have the answer
  • I don’t really have the answer either
  • and more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast

Viewer Car Questions ~ Audio Podcast Episode 37

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 avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

Everyone has car questions, I am glad to be able to help You may also wonder how we are going from episode 9 to episode 208. Well with the current Q and A shows, and other new podcasts, I want to get them to you right away. I don’t want to wait until we are all caught up, then post the most recent episodes. So you will find that on Monday, you get a brand new show!

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast Become A CrewMember
If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

Do you shop on Amazon?
Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

Important links:

Join me as we discuss:

  • Tips for buying a used VW
  • Evacuating engine oil on newer VWs
  • The camera and equipment I use for producing the show
  • 10k oil changes
  • Subframe shifting
  • Restoring electrical power after replacing a battery
  • Golf R vs WRX the choice has been made ?
  • Triple square fasteners and bits
  • Soot on exhaust pipes
  • MK1 Caddy swap with an automatic transmission
  • Transmission issues MK1 Jetta
  • And more

Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

Humble Mechanic automotive Podcast