The Complete Idiot's Guide to Auto Repair

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Penguin, Jul 3, 2007 - Transportation - 368 pages
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'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Auto Repair Illustrated' covers everything readers need to know about their automobiles, from the tires up. Tailor-made for true novices, it shows them how to make some of the most basic repairs themselves, and teaches them enough to feel confident that they'll never be taken for a ride by a mechanic again.
More than 300 easy-to-understand illustrations and a 50-page self-diagnosis guide organized for quick identification of what's wrong.
New- and used-car warranty information.
Step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to conduct routine maintenance.
An overview of how each system (steering and suspension, cooling, electrical) works.

 

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Contents

Deciding to Learn About Your Car
1
Car Basks What You Need to Know
3
Before You Buy
21
Tools What Youll Need
31
Establishing a Regular Maintenance Routine
49
Identifying and Troubleshooting Your Cars Systems
75
Meet Your Cars Private Parts
77
Steering and Suspension Systems
93
Fuel System Troubleshooting and Maintenance
173
Engine System
183
Engine System Troubleshooting and Maintenance
191
Drive Train System
205
Drive Train System Troubleshooting and Maintenance
215
Brake System
221
Brake System Troubleshooting and Maintenance
231
Showing Off Your Vehicle
243

Steering and Suspension Systems Troubleshooting and Maintenance
105
Cooling System
117
Cooling System Troubleshooting and Maintenance
125
Electrical System
139
Electrical System Troubleshooting and Maintenance
149
Fuel System
165
How and When to Clean
245
Bodywork and Interior Repair
259
Line of Vision
271
Roadside Emergencies
279
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Vyvyan Lynn is a regular contributor to 'USA Weekend' and has published articles in 'Family Circle', 'Women's Day', 'Men's Health', 'Georgia Magazine', and 'American Profile'.

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