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Get the confidence and know-how you need to fix and maintain your vehicle like a pro!
Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing simple maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'll explore each system part by part and keep everything running in tiptop shape. Plus, you'll see how to go green on the road from recycling oil and parts to choosing alternatively fueled vehicles.
Get to know your vehicle understand automotive systems; check under the hood; change a tire; follow basic safety rules; change spark plugs, fuses, and the battery; and replace the air filter and PCV valve
Keep cool and in control add and change coolant, find and repair leaks, change the oil, and check brakes
Ensure a smooth ride choose, check, and care for tires; and understand balancing and alignment
Handle emergencies identify strange sounds and smells, jump-start your car, handle overheating, and more
Work with a mechanic find a reliable service facility, describe problems accurately, and get the best deal
Extend your vehicle's value clean it inside and out, touch up paint, and fix dings and dents
Stay safe on the road install child seats properly; learn about rollover protection, traction and stability control, and navigation systems; and more
Open the book and find:
The inner secrets of your vehicle what makes it start, run, and stop
A step-by-step under-the-hood checklist
Advice on buying and using the proper tools
Driving techniques to extend the life of your car
Eco-friendly tips for saving fuel
Helpful illustrations that demonstrate repairs
Reproducible Specifications and Maintenance Records
The pros and cons of alternative fuels and vehicles
not much here for halfway smart people but for dummies and people who only know how to start the car , it could be helpfulPublished 11 days ago by Tom Montgomery
Really comprehensive and written in a way where as if the author is taking to someone directly. This is a good source to familiarize yourself with the major and minor components to... Read morePublished 12 days ago by E. Campbell
Very helpful for beginners as myself. I even passed it on to my brother.Published 28 days ago by John Brezina
Thorough and informative. If you are not a car mechanic by trade or inclination, this book is a must to keep your second most important investment running smoothly for longer.Published 1 month ago by R. Boland
bought it for my son, he has stated that it's a great purchase!Published 2 months ago by GothicPoohBear
Easy to read. Takes on all issues from the basics. Replete with sound advice.Published 2 months ago by Attaka
A good basic book for people like me who are dummies, helps us to understand how things work.Published 3 months ago by Chris Ball