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Car buying and ownership

Author: John Henderson
Publisher: London : Teach Yourself, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering comprehensive coverage of all stages, from research to selling on, this book is designed to teach readers of all backgrounds and ages how to buy, maintain and generally 'own' one of the biggest, and most safety-sensitive, purchases they will make.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Henderson, John, 1952-
Car buying and ownership.
London : Teach Yourself, 2010
(OCoLC)694026325
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Henderson
ISBN: 9781444125757 1444125753
OCLC Number: 706669041
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Chapter 1: How to decide what sort of car you need. Where to do your research. Things to take into consideration, like manual or automatic, petrol or diesel, service costs, depreciation and environmental issues. Finding finance. Finding insurance and brea Chapter 2: All aspects of buying new including getting the best from the test drive, haggling, whether to trade in or sell privately. Chapter 3: All aspects of buying used, including pros and cons of buying from dealers against private sales (from small ads etc), risks of buying at auction, how to check a car's history and vehicle inspections. Chapter 4: The first few days of ownership including understanding your new car's systems, checking for faults, getting comfortable, running it in. Chapter 6: The regular checks needed. Chapter 7: Tyres. Importance of having the right specification tyres for the car, tyre pressures, tread depth, sidewall damage, the faults tread wear patterns can reveal, how to change a wheel and how to buy new tyres. Chapter 8: Batteries and their problems. Battery faults are the most common problems breakdown organisations get called out for. Chapter 9: Cleaning. There's more to it than sticking it through a car wash. How to do it properly and some car valeting tips on getting the best results and coping with awkward things like dog hairs. Explaining when you need professional help. Chapter 10: Servicing. Why your car needs it. Are there jobs you can do yourself. How to choose a garage to do it. How to complain if it isn't done as you'd like. Chapter 11: Warranty claims. What warranties expect of you. How to get work carried out. How to argue the case for things to be done under warranty (eg if something packs up just outside the warranty period). What you can't expect them to pay for. Chapter 12: Breakdowns. What to keep in the car. A few checks you can make so you're not stranded just because a screw needs doing up. Push starting. Jump starting. Safety advice. Chapter 13: Accidents. The information you need to gather at the roadside. Getting the repairs done. Chapter 14: Getting rid of the car. How to prepare it for sale -- a clean one can impress even a professional and will often clinch a private sale. Pros and cons or trade in against private sale. How to advertise it. How to deal with prospective buyers. How not to get ripped off. Useful information section with web addresses and phone numbers plus a glossary.
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