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Take control of your automotive world. Join master certified technician Charles Sanville as he navigates all sides of the automotive industry. Interested in working on your own car? Wondering what tools you need to buy to fix cars? Thinking of being a mechanic? Or are you currently a mechanic looking to get better, you have found the right show.

The Humble Mechanic Charles ~ Humble Mechanic

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    • 4.6 • 116 Ratings

Take control of your automotive world. Join master certified technician Charles Sanville as he navigates all sides of the automotive industry. Interested in working on your own car? Wondering what tools you need to buy to fix cars? Thinking of being a mechanic? Or are you currently a mechanic looking to get better, you have found the right show.

    Saying Goodbye to My 2005 VW Passat

    Saying Goodbye to My 2005 VW Passat

    Getting rid of a car is not easy. Selling a car, scrapping a car, donating a car, giving it away are all tough. Last week I donated my 2005 VW Passat to Second Chances Garage. They do amazing work top to bottom. The icing on the cake it the mentorship of automotive tech students. While I am sad to say good bye to the Passat, I couldn't be happier on where she is going, and the impact the new owner will make. #humblemechanic #GEARWRENCHGivesBack

    Become A CrewMember
    If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can't get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

    Do you shop on Amazon?
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

    Help Support The Show
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.


    Important links:

    Second Chances Garage
    Gearwrench Tools
    CRP Automotive
    SSF Import Parts
    Interstate Battery

    Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

    Subscribe on YouTube
    Tweet me on Twitter
    Humble Mechanic Podcasts
    Project GTI aka WhiteWookie
    Failed VW parts videos
    Tool & Product Reviews
    How To videos
    2015 Golf SportWagen Videos

    Viewer Automotive Questions Answered ~ Audio Podcast Episode 86

    Viewer Automotive Questions Answered ~ Audio Podcast Episode 86

    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 avoid the spam monster. If you don't get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

    Everyone has car questions, I am glad to be able to help You may also wonder how we are going from episode 1 to episodes in the two hundreds . Well with the current Q and A shows, and other new podcasts, I want to get them to you right away. I don't want to wait until we are all caught up, then post the most recent episodes. So you will find that on Monday, you get a brand new show! Become A CrewMember
    If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can't get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

    Do you shop on Amazon?
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

    Help Support The Show
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.


    Important links:

    Patreon
    Amazon Store
    Video all about coolant
    How to check a VW fuse
    Viewer Automotive Questions Answered ~ Podcast Episode 86 VIDEO

    Join me today as I take your questions on:

    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
    and more

    Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

    Subscribe on YouTube
    Tweet me on Twitter
    Humble Mechanic Podcasts
    Project GTI aka WhiteWookie
    Failed VW parts videos
    Tool & Product Reviews
    How To videos
    2015 Golf SportWagen Videos

    Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 265

    Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 265

    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 avoid the spam monster. If you don't get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

    Everyone has car questions, I am glad to be able to help You may also wonder how we are going from episode 1 to episodes in the two hundreds . Well with the current Q and A shows, and other new podcasts, I want to get them to you right away. I don't want to wait until we are all caught up, then post the most recent episodes. So you will find that on Monday, you get a brand new show! Become A CrewMember
    If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can't get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

    Do you shop on Amazon?
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

    Help Support The Show
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.


    Important links:

    Patreon
    Amazon Store

    Join me today as I take your questions on:

    I got the episode wrong, I said 264, should be 265
    Oil in the charge cooler
    Pulling fuses to stop alarm
    Rialta/Eurovan breather
    Buying a MK6 SportWagon
    and more

    Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

    Subscribe on YouTube
    Tweet me on Twitter
    Humble Mechanic Podcasts
    Project GTI aka WhiteWookie
    Failed VW parts videos
    Tool & Product Reviews
    How To videos
    2015 Golf SportWagen Videos

    Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 264

    Viewer Car Questions ANSWERED ~ Audio Podcast Episode 264

    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 avoid the spam monster. If you don't get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

    Everyone has car questions, I am glad to be able to help You may also wonder how we are going from episode 1 to episodes in the two hundreds . Well with the current Q and A shows, and other new podcasts, I want to get them to you right away. I don't want to wait until we are all caught up, then post the most recent episodes. So you will find that on Monday, you get a brand new show! Become A CrewMember
    If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can't get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

    Do you shop on Amazon?
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

    Sponsor of the Day 
    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. To learn more about the great products they have, check out CRPAutomotive.com 

    Help Support The Show
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.


    Important links:

    Watch "Viewer Car Questions ~Podcast Episode 264"
    Patreon
    Amazon Store

    Join me today as I take your questions on:

    Issues with AllTrack sunroof leaks
    GTI coolant leaks from water pump
    VW engine oil burning and MK4s
    Best fuel to use in 2019 Tiguan
    and more

    Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

    Subscribe on YouTube
    Tweet me on Twitter
    Humble Mechanic Podcasts
    Project GTI aka WhiteWookie
    Failed VW parts videos
    Tool & Product Reviews
    How To videos
    2015 Golf SportWagen Videos

    What Is Engine Coolant and Why is it SO Important ~Audio Podcast Episode 85

    What Is Engine Coolant and Why is it SO Important ~Audio Podcast Episode 85

    I am joined by Mark from CRP Automotive, and we talk engine coolant and antifreeze. What is the proper coolant, how to mix coolant, and what happens when you use the wrong coolant. Since this video was out, VW has had a LOT of issues with coolant. So much that they have moved away from coolant concentrate at the dealers. Now they really only sell premix. That is actually a good thing for customers that buy coolant there. It's NOT a good thing for the shop. You basically have double the waste in plastic containers and cardboard. Well maybe not double since you need to have the appropriate mixing water. But you are basically getting half the coolant for the same price.

    Become A CrewMember
    If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can't get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

    Do you shop on Amazon?
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

    Help Support The Show
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.



    Join me today as we discuss:

    CRP Automotive ~ crpautomotive.com
    CRP and Volkswagen's history
    What is engine coolant?
    Is it "coolant" or "antifreeze"?
    What is the proper coolant mixture?
    What is the proper water to mix coolant with?
    What happens when coolant is mixed wrong
    What happens when coolant fails?
    History of VW coolant
    Life expectancy of coolant
    and moreWhat Is Engine Coolant ~ Podcast Episode 85

    Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:



    Subscribe on YouTube
    Tweet me on Twitter
    Humble Mechanic Podcasts
    Project GTI aka WhiteWookie
    Failed VW parts videos
    Tool & Product Reviews
    How To videos
    2015 Golf SportWagen Videos

    2015 Tiguan Short Term Review ~ Audio Podcast Episode 84

    2015 Tiguan Short Term Review ~ Audio Podcast Episode 84

    Today you are joining me in the 2015 Tiguan for a short term review. 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. To me, the Tiguan is 10% away from being an awesome car. After the initial audio from the Tiguan review, I chime back in with more info that has come out since this Tiguan video. There are a few issues that have become more problematic than before. Mostly centered around the engine, CCTA engine code, and sunroof.

    Become A CrewMember
    If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can't get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

    Do you shop on Amazon?
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.

    Help Support The Show
    Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below.



    Join me today 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

    Thanks for tuning in to the automotive podcast. I am really excited about the response. If you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:



    Subscribe on YouTube
    Tweet me on Twitter
    Humble Mechanic Podcasts
    Project GTI aka WhiteWookie
    Failed VW parts videos
    Tool & Product Reviews
    How To videos
    2015 Golf SportWagen Videos

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

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