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Eric the Car Guy

Eric the Car Guy

Eric the Car Guy is a contributor to The Allstate Blog who provides informative blog posts about auto safety, maintenance and repair. He is an auto technician who delivers his expert opinions on his own blog, Ericthecarguy.com.

Stories by Eric the Car Guy

What Is the Most Important Purchase for Your Vehicle?

Dec 21, 2016

Cars and trucks need replacement parts from time to time. But how do you prioritize these items? What’s the most important? This might seem like a straightforward question on the surface, but after asking around to my fellow mechanics and car enthusiasts, I’ve heard many different answers. Some think that motor oil is the most important purchase. […]

6 Things to Do to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

Dec 14, 2016

Winter is coming. In many places, it’s already here. While cold temperatures, ice, snow and slush often come along with this chilly season, it doesn’t have to mean your car is put in the deep freeze until the spring thaw. Consider these five tips to help you prepare your vehicle for the cold and handle the inclement […]

What Motor Oil Should You Use in Your Vehicle?

Nov 30, 2016

I’m sure you’ve heard this before: “Oil is the lifeblood of your engine.” If you don’t choose the correct oil, you could accelerate engine wear and cause a premature failure. The right oil may also help with fuel economy and emissions. So, choosing the right oil for your vehicle is critical to your engine’s durability, efficiency and lifespan. Regardless of […]

The 7 Tools Every Vehicle Owner Should Have

Dec 28, 2015

I’m a professional auto technician. As a result, I have tons of tools for car repair. But chances are, most gear-heads, tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers don’t have access to such a variety of specialty tools. Knowing that, I’ve taken some time to come up with what tools every car owner might want to have access to in order […]