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Auto Repair For Dummies Paperback – November 17, 2008

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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

About the Author

Deanna Sclar is an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows including NBC's Today show and the NBC Nightly News. Sclar lectures internationally on the ecological impact of vehicles and is active in promoting residential solar energy programs. Sclar is also the author of Buying a Car For Dummies.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ For Dummies; 2nd edition (November 17, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 552 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 076459902X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0764599026
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.57 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.3 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 8, 2021
I have been driving my own car now for 7.5 years.
It's surprising how much you can learn about cars when they malfunction and you have to go the garage to have them repaired.
However, learning about cars when they go wrong just isn't enough and I read a lot about them on Wikipedia and forums....Those sources are great but they don't break things down into easily digestible chunks.
That is where this book really does come into its own: it demystifies the puzzle of the ICE.
The tone of the book is written in a very friendly manner, in which the author has a genuine passion for her subject...I too have a passion for cars and now I can indulge in that passion even more.
A quick note to the reviewers on here who are complaining about "Americanisms": If you don't like them then go write a book yourselves with "Anglicisms". Fools.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book that has proved its worthseveral times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, ideal for my grandson who is studying to be a car mechanic
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keep your car running well
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