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Today on the Humble Mechanic Podcast, I take your automotive questions. If you would like to get a question on a show like this, follow this format. Email me, Charles(AT)Humblemechanic(dot)com and put “question for Charles” in the subject. This is the best way to get your car question answered. If there are topics you want me to talk about on the show, this is a great way to get it done.

Sponsor of the DayCRP 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.You will also be seeing avideocoming out soon with some awesome information about coolant. Check out CRPAutomotive.com

Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • Failing Jetta 2.0 Catalytic Converters
  • 2007 GTI parasitic current draw diagnosis
  • Future of VW electric cars and the E-Golf
  • VW Jetta SportWagen sunroof leak
  • What is the best time of day to fill your tank?
  • Should you let the fuel tank go below 1/8 of a tank?
  • When is the best time to fill engine coolant?
  • Do recalls flag your car as modified?
  • Current draw chart
  • CleanMPG.com

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions Answered ~ Podcast Episode 92” 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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Automotive questions

Today on the Humble Mechanic Podcast, I take your automotive questions. If you would like to get a question on a show like this, follow this format. Email me, Charles(AT)Humblemechanic(dot)com and put “question for Charles” in the subject. This is the best way to get your car question answered. If there are topics you want me to talk about on the show, this is a great way to get it done.

Sponsor of the DayCRP 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.You will also be seeing avideocoming out soon with some awesome information about coolant. Check out CRPAutomotive.com

Join me today as I answer your questions on:

  • Most reliable year of VW TDI
  • Buying brake pads and rotors
  • Fuel issues on a 2013 GTI
  • Working in Service Express
  • Doing side work
  • Aftermarket HID lights
  • Mk4 VR6 cooling issues.
  • Eurowise coolant flange 
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions Answered ~ Podcast Episode 89” 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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Happy Monday everyone. Today I am answering your automotive questions. I will also tell you that a few parts of this video have odd audio. It sounds like some electrical interference. It may be because I had 2 VWs in the garage today. 🙂  It is pretty subtle, but I wanted to give you a heads up. If you would like your automotive question answered on a show like this, email me, Charles(at) HumbleMechanic(DOT)com and put Question for Charles in the subject. Also put your question at the top, then give me the information below. It will help me do a better job answering the question.

Sponsor of the DayCRP 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.You will also be seeing a videocoming out soon with some awesome information about coolant. Check out CRPAutomotive.com

Join me today as we discuss:

  • Moving up to a tech from the Service Express department
  • What makes a Volkswagen a Volkswagen
  • Using locating pins T10096 for replacing control arms
  • Achieving curb weight position to torque bolts
  • Issues with the MK7 Ea888 engine
  • Diagnosing light bulbs out
  • Video all about coolant
  • How to check a VW fuse
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions Answered ~ Podcast Episode 86” 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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Today you are joining me in the 2015 Tiguan for a short term review. This was a little bit of a tough review for me to do. There is a lot I like about the Tiguan. There is also a lot I want to like about the Tiguan, but just can’t seem to. I will keep doing Tiguan review updates through out the lease period. And for those of you that say I am a blind VW fan, this review will change your mind.

Sponsor of the day:rain eater logo
Rain Eater wiper blades. Wipers are one of the most important safety items on our cars. Think not, you must have never driven in bad weather. When you are ready to replace your wiper blades, a very easy DIY, check out RainEater wipers at RainEater.com. Plus I LOVE that their CEO is the one monitoring social media.

Join me in the Tiguan as we discuss:

  • Current miles on the Tiguan
  • Average MPG I am seeing
  • Things that I really like about the Tiguan
  • Things that I am neutral on in the Tiguan
  • Things I don’t like about the Tiguan
  • One deal breaker for owning a 2015 Tiguan
  • Why most of it does’t matter
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “2015 Tiguan Short Term Review ~ Podcast Episode 84” on YouTube.2015 VW Tiguan S Review

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 email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

On this episode on The Humble Mechanic Podcast, we are talking about new cars. These 5 things can apply to getting a new model, or a new to you car. With the purchase of our new Tiguan, I have new car on the brain. And other than tip 3 and 4, I have done all of these.

Sponsor of the day:rain eater logo
Rain Eater wiper blades. Wipers are one of the most important safety items on our cars. Think not, you must have never driven in bad weather. When you are ready to replace your wiper blades, a very easy DIY, check out RainEater wipers at RainEater.com. Plus I LOVE that their CEO is the one monitoring social media. You can also check out my RainEater Review.

Join me today as we chat:

  • A quick note about Humble Mechanic sponsorship
  1. Update your car’s insurance
  2. Learn your car’s tool kit and spare tire
  3. READ YOUR OWNERS BOOK! (yes that is important) 🙂
  4. Swap your car kit
  5. Know the maintenance schedule
  6. BONUS TIP!

QOTD ~ What is something YOU do when getting a new car?

Trouble viewing? Watch “5 Things To Do When You Buy A New Car ~ Podcast Episode 75” on YouTube

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below.  Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form!

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The 5 BEST Ways to Stand Out as a Technician

Hey everyone. Today we are going to look at 5 things a technician can do to stand out to a customer. These are ways to stand out in a positive way. How to bring a little extra valve to what you do. The end goal is to earn a customer for life. With these little tweaks, you and set yourself on a great path to a huge customer base. Funny story about today’s show. You may remember that I have done a few videos with Rusty. Well today was going to be an “in the car” video. But it seems that the GoPro did like the audio setup, and the audio got lost. So today you get me, talking about ways a tech can stand out from the crowd.

Join me today as we break down:

  1. Never be afraid or unwilling to talk to a customer
  2. Be their hero
  3. Leave a personalized note and business card.
  4. Tell them the things they DO NOT need on their car
  5. Show them the value you bring to the relationship.

Trouble viewing? Watch “5 Ways to Stand Out as a Tech ~ Podcast Episode 69” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome. Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a topic for a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com, or use the contact me form.

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Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 66

HEADS UP! There was something that went sideways with my main camera. The video is a little fuzzy. But because I think the content is great, and has a lot of value, I am publishing it anyway. Today I am joined by a good buddy of mine, Rusty. We have done a few videos before, but it has been a while. Today we are taking your automotive questions.

Sponsor of the day:rain eater logo
Rain Eater wiper blades. Wipers are one of the most important safety items on our cars. Think not, you must have never driven in bad weather. When you are ready to replace your wiper blades, a very easy DIY, check out RainEater wipers at RainEater.com. Plus I LOVE that their CEO is the one monitoring social media.

Join Rusty and I for a few beers and a chat about:

  • Sloppy mechanics
  • Proper tire balance
  • Important trait for successful technicians
  • Favorite car features
  • Working on an enthusiast’s car
  • A few good laughs
  • and more

Trouble Viewing. Watch “Viewer Questions With Special Guest  ~ Episode 66 With Special Guest ” 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: