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Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

Author: Deanna Sclar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. upplView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deanna Sclar
ISBN: 9780764599026 076459902X
OCLC Number: 941581701
Description: s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Part I: Getting to Know Your Vehicle. Chapter 1: Things Every Driver Should Know. Chapter 2: Preventive Maintenance: A Monthly Under-the-Hood Check. Chapter 3: The Way to Your Car's Heart Is through Your Toolbox. Chapter 4: What Makes It Go? The Inner Secrets of Your Car Revealed! Part II: Powering Up with Air, Fuel, and Fire. Chapter 5: The Electrical System: Your Car's Spark of Life. Chapter 6: Keeping Your Electrical System in Tune. Chapter 7: The Traditional Fuel System: The Heart and Lungs of Your Car. Chapter 8: Keeping Your Fuel System in Tune. Chapter 9: Diesels For Dummies. Chapter 10: From Horses to Hybrids: Alternatively Powered Vehicles. Part III: Staying Cool and In Control. Chapter 11: The Cooling System Up Close. Chapter 12: Keeping Your Car from Getting Heartburn. Chapter 13: Oil: Keeping Your Car Young and Happy. Chapter 14: It's the Brakes! Chapter 15: Be a Buddy to Your Brakes and Bearings. Part IV: Smoothing the Ride: Steering and Suspension, Tires and Transmissions. Chapter 16: Steering and Suspension Systems Smooth the Way. Chapter 17: How to Keep Your Car from Getting Sore Feet: Tires, Alignment, and Balancing. Chapter 18: Take the Drive Train: Understanding and Maintaining Your Transmission without Losing Your Mind. Part V: Staying Safe and Dealing with Emergencies. Chapter 19: Staying Safe on the Road. Chapter 20: Troubleshooting Leaks, Squeaks, Smells, and Strange Sensations. Chapter 21: What to Do If Your Car Drops Dead or Won't Start. Chapter 22: When All Else Fails: Finding and Dealing with a Good Mechanic. Part VI: Helping Your Vehicle Look Its Best. Chapter 23: Keeping Your Vehicle Clean and Beautiful. Chapter 24: Bodywork: Getting Rid of Dings, Dents, and Other Hard Knocks. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 25: The Ten Most Important Preventive Maintenance Measure. Chapter 26: Ten "Eco-Logical" Ways to Save Fuel. Appendix A: A Practical Glossary of Automotive Terms. Appendix B: Specifications and Maintenance Record. Index.


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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, December 2010).

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