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The Evolution of Lighting Light Bulbs

Published on May 15, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
The Evolution of Lighting Light Bulbs
It is no secret that car technology is advancing at an insane pace. In the almost 9 years I have been working on cars I have seen some pretty awesome advances. A perfect way to show how far we have come is something as simple as a light bulb. When I started with VW the…
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Checking and Replacing Fuses on Your Car VIDEO

Published on March 23, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Checking and Replacing Fuses on Your Car VIDEO
Ok, to some of you this might be a really simple thing. Lets remember that at some point ALL of us had to learn this. I shot this video after a conversation with a customer. Like I said in the video, a customer brought her car in because the 12v outlet was not working. This…
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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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Mechanics WORST nightmare

Published on July 8, 2011 under Humble Mechanic
So something happened in the shop this week that is, short of hurting someone, every mechanics biggest fear. A customer brought their 2010 Passat in for its first service.  With only 10,000 miles the car got an oil change, tire rotation and some other minor checks.  The mechanic that performed the service is one of…
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