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Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 68

Hey everyone. Today we are back in action answering your automotive questions. I took a little time off to catch up on some things around the house. Doing the double of The Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 really kicked my butt. But like I said, we are fully back in action with an awesome show today. To send in a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject

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 and I take your questions on:

  • Temporary studio setup
  • Wookies in the Woods
  • Buying an extended warranty
  • Asking a dealership to perform a TSB
  • VW priming the fuel pumps
  • Why I took a week off
  • Getting trained as a VW tech
  • Waiting a full year or 10,000 miles to get a car serviced
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 68” 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:

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:

Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 63

Hey everyone. Today I am answering your automotive related questions that you have sent to Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com and put question for Charles in the subject. I really love doing the Q&A shows. It gives me an idea where  you guys are at, and the topics that you want to know about. If you send in a question and don’t here the answer, send it again. It may have got eaten by the spam monster.

Sponsor of the dayrain eater logo
I would like to welcome RainEater wiper blades to the community. They have joined up to help bring you the show. I did a review of RainEater wipers a few weeks ago. They loved the community and wanted to be a part of it. So check out that review, and check out their blades at RainEater.com. They even demo their blades on a windshield covered in mustard.

Join me today as I take your automotive questions on:

  • Will I be going to Southern Worthersee
  • A promotion at the shop
  • Welcoming a new sponsor
  • More about what it means to be a Humble Mechanic Sponsor
  • Replacing a part vs replacing just a seal
  • 2.0t TSI engine oil leaks
  • Earning other’s trust
  • Getting along with other techs
  • People having faith in your work
  • Why would a part NOT be replaced under warranty
  • How the VW Dual Mass Flywheel fails
  • Buying a certified pre-owed VW
  • Possible issues with a 2011 VW GTI
  • SOWO 2013
  • And more

Trouble Viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 63” on YouTube

Old school VWs at Southern Worthersee

Old school VWs at Southern Worthersee

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 Thursday everyone. Normally we do view questions on Monday. But on Monday, I wanted to post a video about Women in the Automotive Industry, with some comments sent to me buy Audra from Women Auto Know. It is a really great episode of the Podcast, I highly recommend it. So I am taking your questions today on the Automotive Podcast.

Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • Rant about “Automakers making it illegal to work on your own car”
  • Issues to look for when buying a Jetta SportWagen
  • VW Passat electrical issues
  • Issues with MK5 R32 DSG transmission
  • Steps in modifying cars.
  • Struggles as a new technician.
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 61” 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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Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 59

Happy Monday everyone. I hope that your week is off to an awesome start. Today on the automotive podcast, I will be taking questions that you sent in via email. To get an automotive question answered, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(DOT)com and put “question for Charles” in the subject. Also if you can ask your question at the top of the email, then give me the details, that would be awesome.

2015 Golf SportWagen
I borrowed a brand new Golf SportWagen for a a few days. That gave me a chance to do a bunch of videos on it for you guys. There is a new playlist on the YouTube channel 2015 Golf SportWagen Videos. Some of the videos include:2015 Golf Sportwagen

  • How to change a tire on 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • How to check fuses 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • How to set the clock 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • How to reset the tire pressure light on 2015 Golf SportWagen
  • and more

I am also working on a full review of the car. That should be out soon.

 Join me today as I take your automotive questions on:

  • Buying a MKIV VR6 GTI
  • Buying a modified car
  • Mechanic tattoos
  • Doing a transmission service
  • Being late or early for a service
  • A.S.E. certifications at a dealer
  • What to do before a dealer interview
  • VW and Audi similarities
  • 2.0t TSI Timing Chain tensioners
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 59” 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 Podcast

Happy Monday everyone. I hope that your April is off to a great start. Today I will be taking your automotive related questions that you sent to Charles(AT)Humblemechanic(DOT)com and put question for Charles in the subject. That really helps me filter the automotive questions the best.

Congratulations!
If you follow the Humble Mechanic Facebook Page, you should know that I gave away a Power Probe 2 last weekend. The folks at Power Probe have been very good to me, and I wanted to pay that forward. So congratulations to the winner. If you didn’t win, don’t worry. I have more tricks up my sleeve.

Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • VW axle recall update
  • Replacing a Catalytic Converter on a 1.8t Jetta
  • What Electronic Power Steering about
  • How is Electronic Power Steering different than traditional power steering?
  • Leaking rear main seals on 2013 Tiguan and newer VWs
  • Transitioning from another manufacturer to VW as a VW tech
  • Pros and Cons of working as a VW tech
  • My relationship with my dealer and this show
  • Some up and coming things with the show
  • VW tech time lapse video
  • Possible reviews of the Golf SportWagon
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 56” 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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Viewer Car Questions ~ Audio Podcast Episode 54

Happy Monday everyone. We are back on our regularly scheduled programming this week. Mondays are the days on the Automotive Podcast that I take your questions. To get on a show like this, email me Charles(AT)Humblemechanic(DOT)com and put QUESTION FOR CHARLES in the subject. On a “random fact of the day” note, this is video 135 on YouTube. That is pretty darn cool.

Join me as I take your questions on:

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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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