Stories by The Humble Mechanic
Your car’s alternator is an important part of its mechanical operation, but do you know what it does and how it might fail? Auto maintenance and repair specialist The Humble Mechanic explains the role your alternator plays and some common ways it may break down. Watch more videos by The Humble Mechanic. Follow him on his blog, Twitter and Facebook.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]