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Auto Repair For Dummies Paperback – November 17, 2008
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'...covers a wide range of topics...provides a lot of educational content that explains the main principles of how cars work.' (Simple Motors.co.uk, December 2010).
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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
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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.
I'm a computer technician so understanding how the different systems of a car work together was relatively easy for me but I didn't know anything about the individual components themselves.
After reading this book and applying what I learned to my own car, I gave my car another 2.5 MPG!
In my opinion every driver should have a copy of this book in their car. At the VERY least it will help you make informed decisions when you take your car in to be repaired or serviced; this book already saved me about $400 when I went in for an oil change recently.
This is a book that should rest on your bookshelf or Kindle archive for years to come.
I will state one thing: I have the Kindle edition, and one annoying thing in the editing process is that many of the diagrams are cut off, not correctly sized, etc. I won't deduct a star since this is not the author's doing, and I am glad that I have the Kindle version. That said, Amazon needs to fix this.
He's a novice to say the least, he knows only what most of the handtools are.
This book has given him a good basis to learn from.
it does not cover the older technologies like carbureators, which is OK.
It's written exactly as it should be, basic and easy to understand.
I actually would recommend this book to everybody because if you drive a car, you should know
just a little bit about it.