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Auto Repair For Dummies


Auto Repair For Dummies


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von: Deanna Sclar

0,99 €

Verlag: For Dummies
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 22.07.2011
ISBN/EAN: 9781118167434
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 168

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Get the confidence and know-how you need to fix and maintain your vehicle like a pro! Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing simple maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'll explore key systems and keep everything running in tiptop shape. Get to know your vehicle — understand what you're looking at when you check under the hood Keep your cool — add and change coolant and change the oil Ensure a smooth ride — buy new tires, care for tires, and change tires Stay on top of your electrical system — change spark plugs, fuses, and the battery Be a buddy to your brakes — check your brakes for wear; flush the system and change the fluid; adjust your parking brake Recognize the sounds of trouble — suss out sounds, squeaks, rattles, vibrations, and more Open the book and find: A step-by-step under-the-hood checklist How to jack up your vehicle safely How to check and change your own oil Eco-friendly tips for saving fuel Helpful illustrations that demonstrate repairs Whether it's time for a tune-up Tips on identifying common sounds, squeaks, and leaks Learn to: Perform routine repairs and maintenance Troubleshoot problems and symptoms Save fuel and extend your car's life
Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Things Every Driver Should Know 7 Chapter 2: Preventive Maintenance 17 Chapter 3: Keeping Your Electrical System in Tune 31 Chapter 4: Keeping Your Fuel System in Tune 53 Chapter 5: Maintaining the Cooling System 63 Chapter 6: Oil: Keeping Your Car Young and Happy 89 Chapter 7: Be a Buddy to Your Brakes and Bearings 101 Chapter 8: Tires: Buying, Maintaining, Changing 125 Chapter 9: Troubleshooting 137 Chapter 10: Ten “Eco-Logical” Ways to Save Fuel 145 Index 151
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 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.
Get the confidence and know-how you need to fix and maintain your vehicle like a pro! Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing simple maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'll explore key systems and keep everything running in tiptop shape. Get to know your vehicle — understand what you're looking at when you check under the hood Keep your cool — add and change coolant and change the oil Ensure a smooth ride — buy new tires, care for tires, and change tires Stay on top of your electrical system — change spark plugs, fuses, and the battery Be a buddy to your brakes — check your brakes for wear; flush the system and change the fluid; adjust your parking brake Recognize the sounds of trouble — suss out sounds, squeaks, rattles, vibrations, and more Open the book and find: A step-by-step under-the-hood checklist How to jack up your vehicle safely How to check and change your own oil Eco-friendly tips for saving fuel Helpful illustrations that demonstrate repairs Whether it's time for a tune-up Tips on identifying common sounds, squeaks, and leaks Learn to: Perform routine repairs and maintenance Troubleshoot problems and symptoms Save fuel and extend your car's life

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