In this complicated four-wheeled world, are you uncertain or confused about car maintenance? Don't despair! There are things -- lots of things -- you can do to prevent your car from acting up, breaking down, and just plain falling apart. You don't need years of experience and a garage full of fancy tools. You can save money on repairs (and carry on a halfway intelligent conversation with a mechanic). This book, through clear illustrations, plain English -- and a touch of humor -- will show you how to keep your car running smoothly and looking good. Book jacket.
The hip girl's handbook for home, car, & money stuff
Jennifer Musselman, Patty DeGregori.
Berkeley, Calif. : Wildcat Canyon Press, c2002.
Check your oil? No problem. Unclog that drain? You bet! File your taxes on the Web? No sweat! It's all here, simply spelled out with patience, humor, and girlness in The Hip Girl's Handbook for Home, Car, & Money Stuff. From firing up the grill and changing a tire, to finding insurance and managing your checking account, The Hip Girl's Handbook includes easy-to-follow instructions and fun anecdotes to get a girl through household, automotive, or financial challenges with style and flair. It's the perfect resource for the Hip Girl headed out on her own. Book jacket.
The everything car care book : how to maintain your car and keep it running smoothly
Mike Florence and Rob Blumer.
Avon, MA : Adams Media Corporation, c2002.
Written by an experienced auto mechanic, this is the perfect tool for automobile owners who want to get more miles out of their cars. From changing the oil to fixing a flat tire, this is the easy-to-follow guide for both maintaining and repairing cars at home. Illustrations.
The complete idiot's guide to trouble-free car care
by Dan Ramsey.
New York : Alpha books, c1999.
You're no idiot, of course. You know how to kick tires and can tell the windshieldwiper control from the one for high-beams, and once you even managed to revive a fellow traveler's vehicle with the jumper cables you keep in your trunk. But when it comes to any car repair or maintenance, you'll let your mechanic charge an arm and a leg for a simple oil change and tune-up. Don't pull out that checkbook again! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Trouble-Free Car Care, Second Edition helps you build the skills you need to maintain your car and handle common maintenance and emergency repairs yourself. Feel confident about applying a little elbow grease to any project, including trickier tasks like adjusting the brakes. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get:
Praise for Deanna Sclar's "Auto Repair For Dummies" "Takes the fear out of do-it-yourself auto maintenance" mdash; "Detroit Free Press" "One of the clearest, most complete books on do-it-yourself car repairs and maintenance on the market." mdash; "Family Circle" "Sclar stresses preventative medicine for the automotive patient...with the bedside manner that any physician would envy." mdash; "Dalls Morning News" The classic guide, now completely revised and updated mdash; over 750,000 copies of previous editions sold! 250 illustrations show you how things work Your money-saving guide to maintenance and repair Keep your wheels on the road and out of the shop with this friendly guide to auto care. In plain and simple language, Deanna Sclar dispels the mysteries lurking under the hood by explaining every auto system mdash; and shows you step by step how to diagnose problems, make uncomplicated repairs, and perform routine maintenance. Discover how to: Keep your vehicle purring with routine maintenance Troubleshoot typical problems Remove small dings, dents, and rust breakdowns Avoid getting confused by automotive jargon Get Smart! www.dummies.comRegister to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers