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Should Auto Mechanics be Required to be Licensed?
In may places auto mechanics or auto technicians are not required to have a license to fix cars. Should we[...]
Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 234
Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s[...]
What is Inside A Car’s Muffler and Catalytic Converter?
What is Inside A Car’s Muffler and Catalytic Converter? Why do people delete a muffler? What about a muffler vs[...]
How To Find The BEST Auto Mechanic ~ Episode 65
Before we get rolling I have to say I use the word “guy” to mean both men and women. I[...]
Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 237
Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s[...]
Thinking Like A Automotive Diagnostic Technician ~ Podcast Episode 62
Happy Friday everyone. Today we are looking a little deeper at the mind and process of a diagnostic technician. Right[...]
Product Review, “Tool Lodge” Tool Organization and Storage System
Hey everyone. I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that it is December 6th already.[...]
Viewer’s Questions ~ Podcast Episode 37
Happy Monday everyone. I hope that you all had an amazing weekend. I can tell you that you guys freaking[...]
Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 180
Today I am back in the shop studio, and I will be taking your automotive questions. If you have a question[...]
Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 224
Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s[...]
How Real Mechanics Organize The Tool Box
Tool box organization is vital to a professional mechanic. To be successful, we have to work both smart and hard. Professional[...]
Volkswagen Check Engine Light Diagnosis
At some point in most VW owners life they will get a check engine light. For about the 4th time[...]
Kobalt 20V Impact Review ~ Video
Hey everyone. I picked up this impact wrench, which I call a gun, a while ago. This is a pretty[...]
Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Platinum
  Eastwood has been selling Rust Encapsulator for an extremely long time with huge success in terms of how well[...]
Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 234
Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s[...]
UnBoxing August’s PetrolBox®
Doing unboxing videos is not something I imagined I would ever take on. But it has become a once month[...]
How The 2.0T Diverter Valve Fails ~ Video
This is the 30th video in our “How VW Parts Fail” series. This is also a failing part that I[...]
Makita Drill and Impact Combo Review ~ Podcast Episode 21
Hey everyone! Today is Thursday, so it is tool review day. Today I have the most used tool in my[...]
How To Wire Electric Cooling Fans with Crimp Connections
Wiring electric cooling fans is almost a must for a VR6 turbo build. Not only will it move more air,[...]
Shop Shots Volume 75 Insider Pictures of Automotive Service
Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is rocking right along. I am back in the shop today. You may[...]
Everything Wrong With The R32 ~ Problems and Walk Around
The newest car to the Humble Mechanic fleet is a mk4 R32. I love this 2004 3.2l VR6 R32. But[...]
Viewer Car Questions with EricTheCarGuy ~ Podcast Episode 209
Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s[...]
Shop Shots Volume 60 Insider Pictures of Automotive Service
Happy Friday everyone. This week there is a slight change up in the schedule. I posted that Purolator oil filter[...]
What It May Take To Fix The DieselGate TDIs ~ Podcast Episode 104
We have talked about the VW scandal a lot lately. It has basically consumed all of my time at work,[...]
How To Remove a VW Window Regulator ~ Salvage Yard Tips
Today I will show you how to DIY removing a Volkswagen front window regulator. This is actually a very common[...]

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