Charles Sanville, Author at TechShop Magazine - Page 4 of 4
Humble Mechanic: Thinking Like A Diagnostic Technician

Charles’ diagnostic processes may be very different from yours, which may be very different from the tech that works next to you. But the end goal is always the same: Fix the car right the first time, and do it as fast as possible.

Pulled a P0171 Code? Humble Mechanic Helps Explain It

Too much air or not enough fuel at the engine. System lean is not hard to diagnose, once you understand it.

See the Latest Humble Mechanic Videos!

Charles answers viewers’ questions and offers advice on oil consumption, vibration on acceleration and no-start issues.

The Humble Mechanic: Air Tools vs. Electric/Cordless Tools

We are going to look at air tools versus cordless tools. Each type has a place in the tool wars, but it’s up to you to decide what’s the best fit for you.

Humble Mechanic Volkswagen Check Engine Light Diagnosis

Check out Charles’ diagnosis on his own VW Passat when the check engine light came on recently.

The Humble Mechanic’s Top 5 Favorite Tools

I know you guys share your favorite tools in the Top 5 Tools column, so I thought it would be fitting to kick things off by sharing with you my Top 5 Favorite shop tools. And I snuck an extra one in there, so it’s really more like six.