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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
Publisher should edit these "dummy" books more carefully. They are too long & thick.
Put a limit on the number of pages, include more pictures, etc. Read more
Amazing book for newbies.
The content is write step by step. After reading it 1 times i got a glimpse picture how to be a newbie mechanic
As someone who doesn't know much about cars, I found this book to be very helpful. I actually keep it in my car so I can easily access it.Published 2 months ago by Mary G
I got this book because I got my second car ever and I decided that I should learn about how cars work instead of just knowing how to use them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Price
I think my daughter will get use of this until we start using the flying cars. The book and info will help her when she can't get a professional and needs help to get her home.Published 4 months ago by Richard Ledger