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How To Properly Check A Serpentine Belt

Published on November 23, 2016 under Humble Mechanic
How To Properly Check A Serpentine Belt
As a professional mechanic, there are many items we check on cars. We not only look for broken or failing car parts, but we look for maintenance items as well. Over the years serpentine belts and "V-belt" have been a common part that require maintenance. Back when I first started, a simple visual inspection was…
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Custom VW Tool Set, Sonic Tools

Published on July 18, 2016 under Humble Mechanic
Custom VW Tool Set, Sonic Tools
For a limited time all Humble Mechanic fans get 25% off this rail. AND ALL SONIC TOOLS! USE CODE  humble25 The folks at Sonic Tools and I worked hard to develop a custom tool rail for VW. This rail was designed by me, and assembled by Sonic Tools. We wanted to put together a simple set…
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What Is The BEST Way To Organize Sockets?

Published on April 6, 2016 under Video
What Is The BEST Way To Organize Sockets?
What Is The BEST Way To Organize Sockets? Today we are talking about the best way to organize sockets. This is a highly personal thing. But there are some basic keys when thinking about how to set up your sockets, things like efficiency, looks, and space. So today we are looking at the best 3…
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Making And Modifying Custom Tools

Published on February 17, 2016 under Video
Making And Modifying Custom Tools
At some point every mechanic, will need a custom tool. Whether you are a master technician or an automotive DIYer the perfect tool does not always exist. So we have to either make a tool, or modify an existing tool to fix our car repair needs. Maybe the tool we need is just too expensive.…
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What’s In A VW Mechanic’s Tool Cart

Published on January 9, 2016 under Video
What’s In A VW Mechanic’s Tool Cart
It is no secret that auto mechanics have a ton of tools. Some mechanics keep tools in a standard tool box. Others keep their tools in a mix of tool box and roll cart. I personally love using a roll cart or roll kart as I prefer. It gives great flexibility, and mobility. NOTE: This is…
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Air Tools VS Electric Tools ~ Podcast Episode 106

Published on October 21, 2015 under Podcast
Air Tools VS Electric Tools ~ Podcast Episode 106
As many of you know, I LOVE tools. Thankfully I have a job that allows me to buy the tools I need, and the tools I want. Today we are going to look at whether air tools are better than electric tools. We are specifically talking about battery powered tools on today's show. Of course when…
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Westling Machine Aluminum Socket Tray Review ~ Video

Published on July 30, 2015 under Video
Westling Machine Aluminum Socket Tray Review ~ Video
Today I will be reviewing the 1/4" drive socket tray from WestlingMachine.com . I have been looking for a good quality socket holder for years. Sadly most of the socket holders are plastic and do not seem to hold up well. At least with the abuse that I put them though. I use my 1/4"…
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