Charles, the Humble Mechanic, encourages good technicians to work at the best shops.
Charles provides his thoughts on which tools and equipment are worth spending a little extra on, and which ones you’re better off saving your hard-earned dollars.
Since I did some cool coding on my Volkswagen Touareg in the last issue, I wanted to try some more. I read about a coding change on the radio that’s supposed to make the audio sound amazing, similar to the Dynaudio package, so I wanted to test that.
We all like to see what cool stuff we can do with our scan tools, so let’s check out some coding changes that we can make to a Volkswagen Touareg.
So I ask you as a technician, should we have to buy our own tools?
Sometimes, with a little ingenuity, we can do a whole lot with very simple things.
As TechShop closes the year, the editorial team chose the most read Humble Mechanic articles from 2018.
Here are six rules that you should be following if you’re borrowing tools.
From socket sets to foam inserts, there are many ways to store your sockets. Charles discusses a variety of options to keep you organized.
Replacing the clutch set is a pretty straightforward job, yet over the years, I’ve seen a lot of bad practices.
Charles has spent his career as a Volkswagen technician and in that time has fine-tuned his perfect list of the tools he needs to fix or maintain VW (and Audi) vehicles.