Category Archives for Auto Repair

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 a straight pipe? Oh and no, it’s not a muffler bearing. Mufflers reduce the amount of sound out of an engine, then also slow the exhaust gas down as it travels to the back of…

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What is Inside A Car’s Muffler and Catalytic Converter? Why do people delete a muffler? What about a muffler vs a straight pipe? Oh and no, it’s not a muffler bearing. Mufflers reduce the amount of sound out of an engine, then also slow the exhaust gas down as it travels to the back of…

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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 often say things like “How are you guys doing” regardless of the gender of people that I am talking to. Okay, now let’s talk about finding your “guy”. Everyone likes to have “their guy”. It…

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Before we get rolling I have to say I use the word “guy” to mean both men and women. I often say things like “How are you guys doing” regardless of the gender of people that I am talking to. Okay, now let’s talk about finding your “guy”. Everyone likes to have “their guy”. It…

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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 tools, and anything car related. To ask 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 so you can…

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Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask 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 so you can…

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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 now I am in the process of training two new technicians, with a third starting soon. That means I am in full on teaching mode all day long. I really enjoy doing it. So I…

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Happy Friday everyone. Today we are looking a little deeper at the mind and process of a diagnostic technician. Right now I am in the process of training two new technicians, with a third starting soon. That means I am in full on teaching mode all day long. I really enjoy doing it. So I…

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Should You Follow Your Owners Manual for Maintenance?

When it comes to maintaining a car, the owners manual is a great guide. But should you just follow it? When should you change your oil? When should you replace spark plugs, what about fluid like coolant with no replacement interval? There is a lot of things missing from the owners book, and some maintenances…

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When it comes to maintaining a car, the owners manual is a great guide. But should you just follow it? When should you change your oil? When should you replace spark plugs, what about fluid like coolant with no replacement interval? There is a lot of things missing from the owners book, and some maintenances…

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Professional Auto Mechanics Must Buy Their Own Tools?

Buying Mechanic tools is EXPENSIVE! Did you know that most pro auto mechanics must buy their own tools? Even many beginner mechanics must spend a lot on tools. I spent about $5000 in tools my first year as a mechanic. So should you have to buy your own tools, or should a shop supply tools?…

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Buying Mechanic tools is EXPENSIVE! Did you know that most pro auto mechanics must buy their own tools? Even many beginner mechanics must spend a lot on tools. I spent about $5000 in tools my first year as a mechanic. So should you have to buy your own tools, or should a shop supply tools?…

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Everything FIXED on MK5 GTI ~ Jobs Going Sideways

The MK5 GTI had a of issues. We looked at everything wrong with it, so we are looking at everything we fixed. We stilled a GTI exhaust, MK5 downpipe, DIYs on front and rear brakes, installing and adjusting coilovers, new headlights, a BPY valve cover, and a whole bunch more. Thanks to FCP EURO and…

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The MK5 GTI had a of issues. We looked at everything wrong with it, so we are looking at everything we fixed. We stilled a GTI exhaust, MK5 downpipe, DIYs on front and rear brakes, installing and adjusting coilovers, new headlights, a BPY valve cover, and a whole bunch more. Thanks to FCP EURO and…

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How to Check and Replace Rear Wheel Bearing ~ VW MK5 GTI

How to check for wheel bearing noise, how to replace a MK5 Gti rear wheel bearing. In this video I will show you how to replace a rear wheel bearing on a MK5 GTI. This is the same process for B6 Passat, and many other rear VW wheel bearingsThanks to FCP EURO and Meyle for…

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How to check for wheel bearing noise, how to replace a MK5 Gti rear wheel bearing. In this video I will show you how to replace a rear wheel bearing on a MK5 GTI. This is the same process for B6 Passat, and many other rear VW wheel bearingsThanks to FCP EURO and Meyle for…

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Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 236

Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask 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 so you can…

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Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask 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 so you can…

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Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Podcast Episode 240

Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask 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 so you can…

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Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask 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 so you can…

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