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Today I will be taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have 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 way to avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

Sponsor of the Day

CRP AUTOCRP 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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Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 146” on YouTube

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form!

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Hey everybody. Today we are talking about the state of the shop. For those of you that may be new, state of the shop shows give you an update of what is happening right now in the VW service world. We talk about things like recalls, updates, common repairs, and repair trends. Think of it as a monthly VW recap.

Sponsor of the day:rain eater logo
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Join me today as we discuss:


Trouble viewing? Watch “The State Of The Shop 6 ~ Podcast Episode 82” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

apprenticeBeing A Good Apprentice ~ Podcast Episode 53

Happy Friday everyone. Today we are going to be talking about way to be a good apprentice, or trainee or rookie tech. This show comes about for a few reasons. I have 2 trainee techs right now. They are both very very different. Also in my quest to become a better trainer I have found a ton of information about being a good leader or trainer, but very little on how to maximize being a trainee.

QUESTION OF THE DAY
What do you think makes a great apprentice?

Join me today as we discuss:

  • You have to hustle
  • Moving fast vs working fast
  • Become a sponge
  • ASK ASK ASK ASK
  • Learning processes
  • This takes time
  • Be a respectful tool borrower
  • Make plans to by your own tools
  • Be positive
  • Treat this like it’s your dream job!
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Being A Good Apprentice ~ Podcast Episode 53” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. If you have an idea for a show you can post it in the comments, email me, or use the contact me form! Again, thank each and every one of you for all the support! Don’t forget to subscribe here on the blog for updates.

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope that your week is off to an awesome start. Today on the Automotive Podcast, I am joined by Rusty from BenchRacingGarage.com. We are talking about being a new Automotive Tech. These shows Rusty and I do are a blast. I hope that you guys enjoy them.

Normally I post the videos with Rusty on Wednesday. But I am still fighting some type of bug or something. So I am taking an evening off, and getting some rest. If you watched yesterday’s Podcast, you will know why I am taking the night off. I don’t get sick that much, but when I do, it kicks my butt for a few days. Don’t forget that every Wednesday is Shop Shots!

Today we discuss:

  • what to expect on your first day
  • What to expect your first week/month/year
  • Ways to get your foot in the door
  • Buying tools
  • Tech Schools
  • Looking and acting the part
  • What NOT to ask a potential employer
  • and more…

As always, your comments and questions are welcome and appreciated. If you have a show topic you would like to see, post that in the comments below, or use the contact me form. Thanks for watching.

One last thing, I am working on audio only versions, once that is live, I will be sure to let you all know.

If you want to watch the video on YouTube, hit this link Being a New Automotive Tech