Did you know that dirty and foggy headlights can decrease the output of light up to 95 percent? This is dangerous because foggy headlights can make it harder for you to see when you’re driving at night which may lead to an accident. Fortunately, cleaning your headlights is something that you can accomplish yourself easily
RVing, as a culture and industry, is alive and well. In fact, in recent years, more than 40 million people went on RV camping trips. Plenty of people are enjoying the open road and the benefits that come with owning an RV. However, while the culture might be healthy, you can only get the most from
I get questions about which tool box to buy all the time. What’s the best tool box? How much should I spent on my first mechanic’s tool box? Should I buy a used tool box? These are just some of the most popular questions. Disclaimer ~ This post is a paid partnership with The Home Depot.
When it comes to winter car care, many motorists think of antifreeze and batteries, but vehicles need extra attention in winter, especially when temperatures drop below zero, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “Sub-zero temperatures can have a real impact on your vehicle,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Winter magnifies existing problems
Published on January 30, 2019 under Video How to change a tire and properly use the VW jack. The VW jack is jokingly called “The WidowMaker”. Changing a tire is an easy DIY if you do it right. Using the VW jack can be tricky, but if you follow these steps, you can change a
Your New Years Resolution… Is It Time For Your Next Car Tune-Up? A new year is a time of great excitement, but also a reminder of all of the things you need to get done this year that you neglected last year. Now that the rush of the holiday season is done and life has
Crankshaft Damage So, A Broken Or Cracked Crankshaft Is Considered Major Damage. The good thing is that crankshaft damage is not a very common occurrence. Crankshaft damage can happen due to a casting or forging flaw but this is very rare. Today’s quality control systems for forging and machining crankshafts are state of the art. Most
Published on January 28, 2019 under Podcast 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.
There isn’t much more heart breaking than preparing an item for paint and taking all of the necessary steps to clean, prep, and spray your project and a paint issue comes up after the paint has laid or dried. Like most problems in the world you can potentially solve or prevent them if you educate
Engine Noise Many drivers just ignore engine noise, and hope that it’ll just go away on its own. Chances are it won’t, and you’ll wind up with an even bigger problem. Be sure to properly inspect and verify the root cause of the engine noise, as it can be tricky to pinpoint. Consequently, You don’t