- Paperback: 552 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (November 17, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 076459902X
- ISBN-13: 978-0764599026
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 276 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Get the confidence and know-how you need to fix and maintainyour vehicle like a pro!
Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-followguide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble andperforming simple maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'llexplore each system part by part and keep everything running intiptop shape. Plus, you'll see how to go green on the road from recycling oil and parts to choosing alternatively fueledvehicles.
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 airfilter and PCV valve
Keep cool and in control add and change coolant, find andrepair 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; learnabout rollover protection, traction and stability control, andnavigation 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
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It paid for itself with the great tip about purchasing gas early in the morning before it expands with the natural heat of the day; more for your money when it's cooler.
Every woman should carry this in her car along with the emergency tool kit.
This is not an all inclusive book though, and only covers things that most people could do pretty easily by themselves. For example, it doesn't cover how to drain your auto transmission fluid, probably because that can get a little bit dangerous for DIY'ers