Auto Repair For Dummies

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Auto Repair For Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

530 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2008

ISBN-13: 9780764599026

ISBN-10: 076459902X

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The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated
Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.
Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2008
ISBN-13: 9780764599026
ISBN-10: 076459902X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 530
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 9.5 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Introduction
Getting to Know Your Vehicle
Things Every Driver Should Know
Preventive Maintenance: A Monthly Under-the-Hood Check
The Way to Your Car's Heart Is through Your Toolbox
What Makes It Go? The Inner Secrets of Your Car Revealed!
Powering Up with Air, Fuel, and Fire
The Electrical System: Your Car's Spark of Life
Keeping Your Electrical System in Tune
The Traditional Fuel System: The Heart and Lungs of Your Car
Keeping Your Fuel System in Tune
Diesels For Dummies
From Horses to Hybrids: Alternatively Powered Vehicles
Staying Cool and In Control
The Cooling System Up Close
Keeping Your Car from Getting Heartburn
Oil: Keeping Your Car Young and Happy
It's the Brakes!
Be a Buddy to Your Brakes and Bearings
Smoothing the Ride: Steering and Suspension, Tires and Transmissions
Steering and Suspension Systems Smooth the Way
How to Keep Your Car from Getting Sore Feet: Tires, Alignment, and Balancing
Take the Drive Train: Understanding and Maintaining Your Transmission without Losing Your Mind
Staying Safe and Dealing with Emergencies
Staying Safe on the Road
Troubleshooting Leaks, Squeaks, Smells, and Strange Sensations
What to Do If Your Car Drops Dead or Won't Start
When All Else Fails: Finding and Dealing with a Good Mechanic
Helping Your Vehicle Look Its Best
Keeping Your Vehicle Clean and Beautiful
Bodywork: Getting Rid of Dings, Dents, and Other Hard Knocks
The Part of Tens
The Ten Most Important Preventive Maintenance Measure
Ten "Eco-Logical" Ways to Save Fuel
A Practical Glossary of Automotive Terms
Specifications and Maintenance Record
Index

Book description

The top-selling auto repair guide--400, 000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated

Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.

Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great book to have on hand! This book is great for the beginner. Easy to read and understand. Highly recommended! 07/15/2010
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