Auto Repair for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0764550896

ISBN-13: 9780764550898

Edition: 1999

Authors: Deanna Sclar

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Most of us don't know the first thing about the machines we're licensed to drive - and this can turn a ticket to freedom into a ticket to trouble. If you're like most people, you probably tend to drive around until something goes wrong with the car. You then incur the expense of replacing worn and burnt-out parts (or the entire engine) when low-cost, regular maintenance could have kept your wheels turning for a long time. Auto Repair For Dummies is indispensable for anyone who is tired of nodding and smiling at the incomprehensible mutterings of your mechanic, only to end up shelling out money for repairs that you neither fully understand nor always need. This easy-to-understand guide is also for you if you Don't have the vaguest idea of how a car works. Can't identify anything you see under the hood of your vehicle. Are tired of other people assuming (especially if you're a teenager or a woman) that you aren't capable of handling repairs yourself. Don't want to feel helpless in an emergency. Are tired of being ripped off because of your own ignorance. This book shows you how your car works; what it needs in the way of tender loving care; and how to keep from being overcharged if you need to entrust repairs to someone else. Auto Repair For Dummies also gives you the scoop on these topics and more: What makes your vehicle go (and how and why) A program of "preventive medicine" to avoid trouble Shopping for tools and knowing how to use them Diesel engines and alternatively powered cars How to keep your car looking its best Dealing with on-road emergencies Checking your tires, alignment, and steering By handling the simple maintenance and tune-ups and being able to diagnose trouble and perform the less complex repairs yourself, you'll save some serious money. Once you break the ice (or crack open the hood), the heady sense of power will carry you through basic car repair and maintenance with confidence and ease.
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/30/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Getting Started
Things Every Driver Should Know
The Way to Your Car's Heart Is through Your Toolbox
Preventive Maintenance: A Monthly Under-the-Hood Check
What Makes It Go?
The Inner Secrets of Your Car Revealed
The Electrical System: Your Car's Spark of Life
The Fuel System: The Heart and Lungs of Your Car
From Horses to Hybrids: The Dope on Diesels and Alternatively Powered Vehicles
The Cooling System Up Close
Take the Drive Train: Understanding Transmissions without Losing Your Mind
It's the Brakes!
Steering and Suspension Systems Smooth the Way
Keeping Your Car in Good Condition, System by System
Keeping Your Electrical System in Tune
Keeping Your Fuel System in Tune
Keeping Your Car from Getting Heartburn
Changing Your Oil
Lubrication Extends the Life of Your Vehicle
What to Do If Your Transmission Stops Running
Smoothly Being a Buddy to Your Brakes and Bearing
Checking Your Tires, Alignment, and Steering
Dealing with On-the-Road Emergencies
Troubleshooting Leaks, Squeaks, Smells, and Strange Sensations
What to Do If Your Car Drops Dead or Won't Start
When All Else Fails: Finding and Dealing with a Good Mechanic
Helping Your Vehicle Look Its Best
Keeping Your Car Clean and Beautiful
Getting Rid of Dings, Dents, and Other Hard Knocks
The Part of Tens
The Ten Most Important Preventive Maintenance Measure
Measures Ten "Eco-Logical" Ways to Save Fuel
A Practical Glossary of Automotive Terms
Specifications and Maintenance Records
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