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A Tough Day for an Honest Mechanic

Published on May 1, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
A Tough Day for an Honest Mechanic
Hey folks! I want to first apologize about no post yesterday. I really hate the days where I don't get a post out for you. Today I want to explain what a bad day for a mechanic looks like. I really what you guys to understand that I am NOT bitching about my job. I…
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Throwing Logic Out The Window, Readers Story

Published on April 27, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Throwing Logic Out The Window, Readers Story
Happy Friday everyone! I am sitting enjoying a nice day off, sipping some coffee, and hanging out with the family. Today I wanted to follow up with a post I wrote a while back. It was several stories about throwing automotive logic out the window. One of comments on that post was from Garrett. He…
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What Does Your Check Engine Light Really Mean?

Published on April 17, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
What Does Your Check Engine Light Really Mean?
Most of us know that, "BEEEEP" from your car, followed by that little amber light, that looks like an engine with a lightening bolt in it. Or maybe even the phrase, "Emissions Workshop" showing in the instrument cluster. But do you know what it means when your vehicles check engine light comes on? Understanding what…
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Throwing Automotive Logic Out The Window

Published on April 16, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Throwing Automotive Logic Out The Window
Hey folks, I am back in action today. Got some good stories about automotive logic, and throwing it right out the window. Sorry about missing Friday, but this week will make up for it!!! There is no doubt that the diagnosis part of this job is one of the toughest. Racking your brain over problems…
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The Internet Can Not Fix Your Car

Published on March 13, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
The Internet Can Not Fix Your Car
So you might be thinking, "Why the hell is Charles talking crap about the internet and fixing car". I spend almost every second of the day working on cars, or working on this site (and some other side projects), why would I say something like that? Heck this community even has its own Automotive Forum.…
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What happens when a mechanic CANT fix your car

Published on February 13, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Every once in a while a car comes around that is sent straight from hell. The crazy problems that keep me awake at night. Things that, if you were a professional writer, you could not even make up. When this happens, having a game plan to crucial! There are times when we(mechanics) just can't figure…
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