What tools does it take to fix Volkswagens? How does a mechanic set up their tool cart? Today we look at my professional tool cart setup. This is the set up that I use at the VW dealership to fix and maintain VWs. These are the most used tools that I own. You will find a lot of Snap On tools, as well as many other great brands of tools both mechanic's tools and other tools.

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Join me on this VW tech roll kart tour:
~Hanging wrenches on the back
~The down side of hanging Snap On wrenches
~Sockets and ratchets on the top deck
~Specialty sockets and bits
~Extensions and trim tools
~The must have "junk drawer"
~Pliers and power tools
~Axle boot tool
~Power Probe, DVOM, Torque wrench
~and more

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    • Heriberto Ortiz
      Heriberto Ortiz

      Very nice

      about 7 days ago
    • Eduardo Ramírez
      Eduardo Ramírez

      I am not a technician also, I am a MD, but I love tools, machines, nuts and bolts. I tried to buy only good quality tools, snap on, Wiha, Knipex, Craftsman . I try to runaway from cheap, Chinese, bad quality ones
      I am very far from your knowledge and abilities, but I enjoy very much your program. Your talks are very good an illustrative. Thank You. Eduardo MD from Mexico

      about 2 months ago
    • David Varela
      David Varela


      about 2 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to David Varela

      We have done tons of videos together. Eric is a friend of mine.

      about 2 months ago
    • Sean Graulau
      Sean Graulau

      Great video.....Due to the lack of stickers,I do not know the type of craft beer you drink!

      about 3 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Sean Graulau

      Lol BEER!!

      about 3 months ago
    • pancake airsoft
      pancake airsoft

      That thing is so empty my tool box has way more tools than that thing

      about 4 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to pancake airsoft

      This is not my big box. It’s the mobile work station with the most common tools I use.

      about 4 months ago
    • Croc

      The wheel bolt thread repair thingy 😂 Do it your self they said, it will be cheaper they said.

      How do some customers manage to get all 5 bolt's cross threaded. I'm not sure I could do it if i tried.

      about 4 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Croc

      Lol I’m not sure man. But people find away.

      about 4 months ago
    • Paul Bailey
      Paul Bailey

      Are the northern tool tools any good

      about 6 months ago
    • Ryan MacEwen
      Ryan MacEwen

      I just did the rear springs on my '07 Audi A6. I'm curious what 'other' spring compressors guys use, other than the VAS 6274/10. I ended up modifying two, and combining aspects of both. I certainly utilized the holes in lower control arm outside the spring. On the other side, spring was shift over, so use a center telescoping compressor, and hook on the side to steer it off to one side. OMG, what a pain. But the Eibach/Bilsteins were soo worth it. :). Now for the front, round 3, and the pinch bolt from hell. I even sprung for a Bolt Buster, and cheapie upper control arms, just in case.

      about 8 months ago
    • Chad Gardee
      Chad Gardee

      HUMBLE what do you use too get off vw transmission cooler coolant hoses off without ripping hose?

      about 9 months ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Chad Gardee

      A hose pick works well. Or those hose clamp pliers actually grab the hose really well.

      about 9 months ago
    • Braden Howard
      Braden Howard

      Sweet cart

      about 1 year ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Braden Howard


      about 1 year ago

      What would you recommend getting first; Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3/8” Impact Wrench or Milwaukee M12 Fuel 3/8” Ratchet?

      about 1 year ago
    • wades623
      wades623 In reply to CVNTGETENOUGH

      should check out the stubby 3/8 they have now

      about 3 months ago
    • Kyle Denton
      Kyle Denton

      Hey I want to put my wrenches on the bottom of my lid too, I was wondering if you had any good options for wrench holders I could use

      about 1 year ago
    • Colton Trappe
      Colton Trappe

      Was that a glass of cheerwine I saw? Lol

      about 1 year ago
    • Mark Freeman
      Mark Freeman

      roll cart

      about 1 year ago
    • Greg Markiewicz
      Greg Markiewicz

      Have the same exact roll cart except it's silver vein and has the shelf added on, not as organized though....

      about 1 year ago
    • Adriel Rowley
      Adriel Rowley

      Watched all three videos and seen you have all sorts of black plastic trays and organizers, are all them from the same source?
      Especially like the one for pliers as right now stacked into a small drawer and always seems the one I want is on the bottom. Thank you.

      about 1 year ago

      Hey humble can you help me find the location for crankshaft anf camshaft at my vw touareg 2005 v6

      about 1 year ago
    • matthew cottrell
      matthew cottrell

      That's why you put a extra key in the roll cart

      about 1 year ago
    • Zach Cypert
      Zach Cypert

      Ok who makes that air tool locking caddy on your cart? Gotta get one!

      about 1 year ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Zach Cypert


      Lisle! I love this thing. heck I might even order another one LOL

      about 1 year ago
    • upside downdog
      upside downdog

      I love everything about your videos, great info. Your voice is my only gripe. It may just be my phone speaker but you have a high and a low pitch in almost every sentence.

      about 1 year ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to upside downdog

      Thanks! Not sure about the audio issues. Unless it's just my voice. LOL

      about 1 year ago
    • Pablothe

      Surprised you don't use 1/2 inch drive stuff! I kinda regret I got a 1/2 inch socket set instead of 1/4 after watching this video...

      about 1 year ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Pablothe

      I rarely use the 1/2in stuff. The space is tight on most everything LOL, all about the 1/4in

      about 1 year ago
    • eggrollz4dayz

      I also found my oil filter pliers in a car hahaha

      about 1 year ago
    • Jesse Lyons
      Jesse Lyons

      I finally started working in a shop. Sure im 30. But I also just got a cart. Almost looks like yours. Sorry its hf. Good enough for me.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mark Davis
      Mark Davis

      I have a blue 2 drawer Matco cart I picked up used off the snap-on truck. I should have bought one years ago. I hardly ever go in my box anymore.

      about 2 years ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Mark Davis

      +Mark Davis a roll kart is the best.

      about 2 years ago
    • Brett C
      Brett C

      Not bad... I'm more impressed walking into a heavy duty truck shop and seeing wall to wall tool boxes with 2" wrenches at a minimum lol

      about 2 years ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Brett C

      +Brett C right!!!!!

      about 2 years ago
    • sirfartsalotP86

      I am the same way with moving my junk drawer... i am used to it and don't know what i would put in its place lol nice set up!

      about 2 years ago
    • JoBles360

      what size is your oil filter cup?

      about 2 years ago
    • Leslie Pater
      Leslie Pater

      I KNEW IT, I'm a super-duper car fixer. You can tell cus most of my epoxyies, glues and caulking actually is a permanent part of the drawer. To use more (a lil trick for ya) find a soft pqrt of the tube, stick a nail in that area and squeeze whatcha need. Best part is the nail becomes part of the tube now. MY FAV "FIX" is get an empty beer can and put s few marbles in there then on one side put some gooey adhesive bout the size of yer thimb and stick it to an empty body panel, then get some twine and tie one end to the can and the other end to a place thst will allow the can to swing aka suspend, then put your door panel back on. I call this my GUARANTER.....yep, money for my future.

      about 2 years ago
    • Golf Wanky
      Golf Wanky

      What school did you go to learn how to be a mechanic? I'm wondering because you said you got a multi meter from UTI and I'm trying to find a school near me. UTI is about an hour away and wondering if it is a good school.

      about 2 years ago
    • HumbleMechanic
      HumbleMechanic In reply to Golf Wanky

      +Golf Wanky I had a great experience at UTI. It's not for everyone. But it was great for me.

      about 2 years ago
    • B Pruett
      B Pruett

      One of my hardest things to do as a mechanic is keep my roll cart organized! Every once in a while I go out to my garage and spend a day just cleaning and organizing. The best way to find things is to clean!

      about 2 years ago