Auto Repair For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 27, 2011 - Transportation - 552 pages
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The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated

Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.

Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.
 

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Contents

Things Every Driver Should Know
11
Preventive Maintenance A Monthly UndertheHood Check
29
The Way to Your Cars Heart Is through Your Toolbox
45
What Makes It Go? The Inner Secrets of Your Car Revealed
65
Powering Up with Air Fuel and Fire
79
The Electrical System Your Cars Spark of Life
81
Keeping Your Electrical System in Tune
99
The Traditional Fuel System The Heart and Lungs of Your Car
125
Steering and Suspension Systems Smooth the Way
293
How to Keep Your Car from Getting Sore Feet Tires Alignment and Balancing
311
Take the Drive Train Understanding and Maintaining Your Transmission without Losing Your Mind
335
Staying Safe and Dealing with Emergencies
359
Staying Safe on the Road
361
Troubleshooting Leaks Squeaks Smells and Strange Sensations
385
What to Do If Your Car Drops Dead or Wont Start
397
When All Else Fails Finding and Dealing with a Good Mechanic
409

Keeping Your Fuel System in Tune
145
Diesels For Dummies
161
From Horses to Hybrids Alternatively Powered Vehicles
181
Staying Cool and In Control
193
The Cooling System Up Close
195
Keeping Your Car from Getting Heartburn
203
Oil Keeping Your Car Young and Happy
233
Its the Brakes
249
Be a Buddy to Your Brakes and Bearings
263
Smoothing the Ride Steering and Suspension Tires and Transmissions
291
Helping Your Vehicle Look Its Best
427
Keeping Your Vehicle Clean and Beautiful
429
Bodywork Getting Rid of Dings Dents and Other Hard Knocks
449
The Part of Tens
463
The Ten Most Important Preventive Maintenance Measures
465
A Practical Glossary of Automotive Terms
475
Specifications and Maintenance Records
507
Index
513
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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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