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How To Fix a Blower Motor That’s Not Working

The customer is complaining that it sounds like there’s a helicopter behind the dash of his 2014 Jetta.

TechShop Year in Review: The Humble Mechanic

TechShop is honored to share The Humble Mechanic’s informative and fun content with our readers.

The Humble Mechanic: Replace a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket

Charles shows our technician readers how to replace a valve cover gasket to fix an oil leak.

The Humble Mechanic: How to Fix a Noisy Suspension

Charles switches gears to work on a friend’s noisy Toyota. He takes us through replacing a strut assembly.

The Humble Mechanic: What Happens When A Timing Belt Breaks?

Diagnosing a broken timing belt or broken timing chain, and what that really could mean for the engine.

The Humble Mechanic: Why Mechanics Never Throw Away Car Parts

There’s a handful of reasons why I just can’t bring myself to throw out a lot of the stuff I’ve accumulated over the years, but here are the main reasons I’m nearly a hoarder.

The Humble Mechanic: Squeal! Grind! Clunk! How to Fix Brake Noise

A proper brake inspection, some common causes for brake noise and some steps that may get overlooked.

The Humble Mechanic: How Good Documentation Will Make You a Better Technician

Charles talks about the importance of keeping good documentation throughout your repair processes.

The Humble Mechanic: Should Repair Shops Be Open?

Charles talks about the recent pandemic and the automotive repair industry.

Second Chances Garage, Humble Mechanic Donate Vehicle

Second Chances Garage and Charles Sanville team up to refurbish and donate his 2005 VW Passat wagon.

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Golf R Complete Diagnostic Scan

Taking a vehicle scan to the next level with the best VCDS scan.

The Humble Mechanic: Good Tools, Bad Shop

Charles, the Humble Mechanic, encourages good technicians to work at the best shops.

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