One of Popular Mechanics' most successful books gets a complete tune-up, with 64 extra pages and more than 90 projects, all clearly marked by level. So now owners will be able to hush those squeaks, replace the U-joints, and change their own oil and filter.
For more than 100 years, the editors of Popular Mechanics have been providing car enthusiasts with the skills and confidence they need to keep their vehicles running right and looking great. And this update to the magazine's popular car care manual gives owners more essential information than ever. It's absolutely crucial for anyone who wants to know the automobile's basic components, from the engine to the electronic systems, and to understand how they work, what can go wrong, and how to make repairs. Find out how to maintain and replace windshield washers, fix steering wander and faulty cruise control, and purge bad smells from the interior. Get smart advice on how to pass emission inspection and find service data online. And because car owners want their ride to look as good as it works, there are even instructions for removing bumper stickers, tinting windows, and adding pinstripes.