The Humble Mechanic

The Humble Mechanic

The Humble Mechanic is a contributor to The Allstate Blog who provides informative videos about auto safety, maintenance and repair. He is an auto mechanic, technician and all-around "grease monkey" who delivers his expert opinions on his own blog, HumbleMechanic.com.

Stories by The Humble Mechanic

How to Change Your Own Oil

Aug 14, 2017

Changing your own engine oil and filter can be a great way to get started on doing some car maintenance yourself. But your first do-it-yourself car maintenance can be intimidating. While there are only a few steps to perform an engine oil and filter change, it’s vital that they are done right. So, today I am going to give you the […]

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How to Inspect Your Car’s Coolant Hoses and Junctions [VIDEO]

Jul 18, 2017

Even the best coolant hoses in today’s modern cars have weak points. Usually found at the junctions and bends in the hoses, leaks and cracks can happen. But do you know how to inspect your coolant hoses properly? Auto technician The Humble Mechanic shows you how to perform some simple inspections and safely identify any needed repairs. […]

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How to Inspect and Replace Your Car’s Cabin Air Filter [VIDEO]

Jun 7, 2017

  Inside your car’s cabin, fresh, clean air can be overlooked, but it’s important. Auto maintenance and repair specialist The Humble Mechanic explains how to inspect and replace your vehicle’s pollen filter so that you can keep the air inside your car clean. Watch more videos by The Humble Mechanic. Follow him on his blog, Twitter and Facebook.

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How to Inspect Your Vehicle’s Lighting [VIDEO]

Apr 25, 2017

Lights play an important role in the safe operation of your car, helping you see obstacles to avoid and alerting other vehicles of your intentions to turn, slow down, reverse or stop. Auto maintenance and repair specialist The Humble Mechanic shows you how to perform a simple inspection that may allow you to identify needed repairs to your […]

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How to Inspect Your Vehicle’s Axles [VIDEO]

Feb 28, 2017

One of the common tasks that mechanics typically perform when you bring your vehicle in for service is an axle inspection. Auto maintenance and repair specialist The Humble Mechanic shows you how to perform this simple, visual inspection that may allow you to identify needed repairs before they potentially become larger and more expensive. Watch more videos by The Humble […]

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How to Inspect Your Vehicle’s Air Filter [VIDEO]

Jan 3, 2017

Your engine’s air filter is a lot like your car’s lungs. In order for it to run efficiently, function properly and pass clean air through the system, the filter must be cleaned and installed correctly. To that end, auto maintenance and repair specialist The Humble Mechanic offers his tips for inspecting your engine’s air filter. Watch more videos by The Humble […]

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6 Questions to Ask Your Mechanic When Getting Your Car Serviced [VIDEO]

Nov 21, 2016

Taking your car to the repair shop to be serviced can stressful, frustrating and even intimidating. But you can feel more confident about the process and the work being done on your vehicle with a little knowledge about the mechanic and the repairs being performed. To that end, there are a few simple questions that may help you […]

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Check Engine Light: What Does It Mean and What Should You Do? [VIDEO]

May 22, 2016

If you’ve been driving for a while, the chances are you’ve seen the little ‘check engine’ light appear on your dashboard. But what does it mean? Should you stop driving immediately? Can you drive to a repair shop? Do you need a tow truck? Is the problem identifiable? Can you fix it yourself? Many situations can […]

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7 Simple Car DIY Mistakes to Avoid [VIDEO]

Feb 16, 2016

Working on your car or truck can be a worthwhile activity or hobby for many car enthusiasts. There’s often a certain amount of personal satisfaction that can come with doing your own work instead of paying someone else to do it—not to mention the money you can save. That said, those who “wrench” on a […]

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Top 5 Safety Tips at the Gas Pump [VIDEO]

Dec 11, 2015

Filling up your vehicle’s gas tank is a regular task every driver must do from time to time (unless you drive an electric vehicle, of course). While they may seem mundane, these trips to the gas station do come with the potential for mishaps. Auto maintenance and repair specialist The Humble Mechanic shares his top […]

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