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Auto Repair For Dummies


Auto Repair For Dummies


2. Aufl.

von: Deanna Sclar

14,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 28.11.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781119543695
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 576

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<p><i>Auto Repair For Dummies, 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition</i> (9781119543619) was previously published as <i>Auto Repair For Dummies, 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition </i>(9780764599026). While this version features a new <i>Dummies</i> cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.</p> <p>  </p> <p><b>The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated</b><br /> <br /> Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.<br /> <br /> Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.</p>
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>How I Became Intimately Involved with My Car, and Why You Should Too 2</p> <p>Conventions Used in This Book 3</p> <p>How I Picture You 4</p> <p>How This Book Is Organized 5</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 7</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 8</p> <p>Beyond the Book 8</p> <p><b>Part 1: Getting to Know Your Vehicle</b><b> 9</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Things Every Driver Should Know</b><b> 11</b></p> <p>Before You Tackle Any Job 12</p> <p>How to Fill ’Er Up Yourself 16</p> <p>How to Open the Hood 17</p> <p>How to Take Anything Apart — and Get It Back Together Again 18</p> <p>How to Use a Jack Safely 20</p> <p>How to Change a Tire 23</p> <p>How to Get In When You’re Locked Out 28</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Preventive Maintenance: A Monthly Under-the-Hood Check</b><b> 31</b></p> <p>Getting Your Bearings under the Hood 32</p> <p>Check the Air Filter 33</p> <p>Check the Accessory Belts 34</p> <p>Check the Battery 35</p> <p>Check the Coolant 38</p> <p>Check the Hoses 40</p> <p>Check the Dipsticks 40</p> <p>Check the Brake Fluid 44</p> <p>Check the Wiring 46</p> <p>Check the Windshield Washer Fluid 46</p> <p>Check and Replace Windshield Wipers 46</p> <p>Check the Tires 47</p> <p>Drive and Enjoy! 47</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: The Way to Your Car’s Heart Is through Your Toolbox</b><b> 49</b></p> <p>Shopping for Tools 50</p> <p>Screwdrivers 50</p> <p>Screwholders 52</p> <p>Wrenches 53</p> <p>Pliers 57</p> <p>Gauges 59</p> <p>Work Lights 61</p> <p>Jacks 62</p> <p>Jack Stands 63</p> <p>Creepers 63</p> <p>Fire Extinguishers 64</p> <p>Funnels 64</p> <p>More Things to Carry in Your Vehicle 65</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: What Makes It Go? The Inner Secrets of Your Car Revealed!</b><b> 69</b></p> <p>Keeping Your Owner’s Manual Handy 70</p> <p>Introducing the Engine Control Unit (ECU) 72</p> <p>What Makes Your Vehicle Start? 72</p> <p>What Makes Your Vehicle Run? 77</p> <p>What Makes Your Vehicle Stop? 80</p> <p><b>Part 2: Powering Up with Air, Fuel, and Fire</b><b> 83</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 5: The Electrical System: Your Car’s Spark of Life</b><b> 85</b></p> <p>Introducing the Engine Control Unit (ECU) 85</p> <p>The Starting System 87</p> <p>The Charging System 90</p> <p>The Ignition System 92</p> <p>Warning Lights and Malfunction Indicator Lights (MIL) 100</p> <p>Other Electrical Gadgets 101</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Keeping Your Electrical System in Tune</b><b> 103</b></p> <p>Determining Whether Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-up 104</p> <p>Changing Your Spark Plugs 105</p> <p>Replacing a Battery 118</p> <p>Changing Fuses 121</p> <p>Dealing with Headlights and Directional Signals 123</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: The Traditional Fuel System: The Heart and Lungs of Your Car</b><b> 129</b></p> <p>Basic Fuel System Components 130</p> <p>Following Fuel through the Fuel Injectors 134</p> <p>The Engine Block: Where the Fuel System and Ignition System Meet 139</p> <p>Supercharging with Turbochargers 144</p> <p>The Exhaust System 145</p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Keeping Your Fuel System in Tune</b><b> 149</b></p> <p>Maintaining Your Air Filter 150</p> <p>Replacing a Fuel Filter 153</p> <p>Servicing the PCV Valve 156</p> <p>Troubleshooting Catalytic Converters 159</p> <p>Checking the Compression in the Cylinders 160</p> <p>What to Do When All Else Fails 163</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Diesels For Dummies</b><b> 165</b></p> <p>Clean Diesels: Nontoxic Newcomers 165</p> <p>The Pros and Cons of Diesels 167</p> <p>What Makes It Go? 168</p> <p>The Fuel System 171</p> <p>The Electrical System 175</p> <p>The Emissions System 176</p> <p>Caring for Your Diesel 177</p> <p>Getting Started on a Frosty Morning 182</p> <p>Finding a Reliable Diesel Mechanic 184</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: From Horses to Hybrids: Alternatively Powered Vehicles</b><b> 185</b></p> <p>Ethanol 186</p> <p>Flex-fuel Vehicles 188</p> <p>Hybrids 188</p> <p>Electric Vehicles (EV) 192</p> <p>Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles 194</p> <p><b>Part 3: Staying Cool and In Control</b><b> 197</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 11: The Cooling System Up Close</b><b> 199</b></p> <p>Coolant/Antifreeze 200</p> <p>The Radiator 201</p> <p>The Fan 204</p> <p>The Water Pump 204</p> <p>The Thermostat 205</p> <p>The Heater Core 205</p> <p>The Transmission Cooler 206</p> <p>Air Conditioning 206</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Keeping Your Car from Getting Heartburn</b><b> 207</b></p> <p>Overcoming Overheating 208</p> <p>Checking and Adding Liquid to Your Cooling System 210</p> <p>Flushing Your System and Changing Your Coolant 215</p> <p>Finding Leaks in the Cooling System 221</p> <p>Buying and Replacing Hoses and Hose Clamps 224</p> <p>Repairing Leaks in the Cooling System 230</p> <p>Adjusting and Replacing Accessory Belts 233</p> <p>Replacing Your Thermostat 234</p> <p>Servicing Air Conditioners 236</p> <p><b>Chapter 13: Oil: Keeping Your Car Young and Happy</b><b> 239</b></p> <p>How Oil Benefits Your Vehicle 240</p> <p>What You Should Know about Oil 242</p> <p>Choosing the Right Oil for Your Vehicle 245</p> <p>How Often You Should Change Your Oil 247</p> <p>How to Change Your Oil Yourself 248</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: It’s the Brakes!</b><b> 257</b></p> <p>Brake System Basics 257</p> <p>Drum Brakes 262</p> <p>The Parking Brake 266</p> <p>Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS) 268</p> <p>Other Electronic Braking Systems 269</p> <p>Brake Assist (BA) 269</p> <p>Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) 270</p> <p><b>Chapter 15: Be a Buddy to Your Brakes and Bearings</b><b> 271</b></p> <p>Checking Your Brake System 273</p> <p>Getting at Your Brakes 279</p> <p>Checking and Packing Wheel Bearings 287</p> <p>Flushing and Changing Brake Fluid 291</p> <p>Bleeding Your Brakes 293</p> <p>Adjusting Your Parking Brake 296</p> <p>Checking Anti-Lock Brakes 297</p> <p><b>Part 4: Smoothing the Ride: Steering and Suspension, Tires and Transmissions</b><b> 299</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Steering and Suspension Systems Smooth the Way</b><b> 301</b></p> <p>The Steering System 301</p> <p>Suspension Systems 307</p> <p><b>Chapter 17: How to Keep Your Car from Getting Sore Feet: Tires, Alignment, and Balancing</b><b> 317</b></p> <p>Tire Construction 318</p> <p>The Secrets on Your Sidewalls, Revealed! 320</p> <p>Types of Tires 325</p> <p>Specialized Tire Systems 326</p> <p>Tips for Buying Tires 329</p> <p>Caring for Your Tires 331</p> <p>Dealing with Defective Tires 341</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Take the Drive Train: Understanding and Maintaining Your Transmission without Losing Your Mind</b><b> 343</b></p> <p>The Drive Train 344</p> <p>How Power Flows through the Drive Train 345</p> <p>Manual Transmissions 350</p> <p>Automatic Transmissions 354</p> <p>Troubleshooting Your Drive Train 358</p> <p>Taking Care of Your Clutch 360</p> <p>Undertaking Transmission Repairs Wisely 362</p> <p>How to Keep from Driving Your Transmission Crazy 364</p> <p><b>Part 5: Staying Safe and Dealing with Emergencies</b><b> 367</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Staying Safe on the Road</b><b> 369</b></p> <p>Air Bags 370</p> <p>Side Impact Protection Systems (SIPS) 376</p> <p>Adjustable Devices 377</p> <p>Child Safety Seats and Booster Seats 378</p> <p>Smart Seat Belts 383</p> <p>“Eyes” in the Back of Your Vehicle 384</p> <p>Brake-Shift Interlocks 387</p> <p>Traction Control Systems (TCS) 387</p> <p>Electronic Stability Control (ESC) 388</p> <p>Rollover Stability Control (RSC) 390</p> <p>Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) 391</p> <p>Telematics: How Cars Communicate 391</p> <p><b>Chapter 20: Troubleshooting Leaks, Squeaks, Smells, and Strange Sensations </b><b>395</b></p> <p>Sounds 396</p> <p>Squeaks, Rattles, and Vibrations 399</p> <p>Smells 400</p> <p>Smoke 402</p> <p>Leaks 403</p> <p>Strange Sensations 405</p> <p>Directional Signals 406</p> <p><b>Chapter 21: What to Do If Your Car Drops Dead or Won’t Start</b><b> 407</b></p> <p>Getting Off the Road Safely 407</p> <p>Troubleshooting the Problem 410</p> <p>Handling a Vehicle That Overheats on a Hot Day 413</p> <p>Overheating When It Isn’t Hot Outside 414</p> <p>If Your Vehicle Won’t Start 415</p> <p><b>Chapter 22: When All Else Fails: Finding and Dealing with a Good Mechanic</b><b> 419</b></p> <p>Choosing a Service Facility 420</p> <p>Finding a Reliable Service Facility 423</p> <p>Evaluating a Facility 425</p> <p>Getting the Best Possible Deal 427</p> <p>Complaining Effectively 433</p> <p><b>Part 6: Helping Your Vehicle Look Its Best</b><b> 439</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 23: Keeping Your Vehicle Clean and Beautiful</b><b> 441</b></p> <p>Environmentally Safe Ways to Clean Your Vehicle 443</p> <p>Cleaning the Exterior 443</p> <p>Cleaning and polishing your vehicle 451</p> <p>Cleaning under the Hood 454</p> <p>Cleaning the Interior 456</p> <p>Remembering Those Final Touches 461</p> <p><b>Chapter 24: Bodywork: Getting Rid of Dings, Dents, and Other Hard Knocks </b><b>463</b></p> <p>Getting Rid of Rust 464</p> <p>Removing Small Dents and Dings 467</p> <p>Filling Small Dents and Holes 468</p> <p>Touching Up Your Paint Job 470</p> <p>Installing New Weatherstripping or Patching the Old 472</p> <p>Dealing with Damaged Windshields 473</p> <p>Turning to the Pros for Larger Repairs 474</p> <p><b>Part 7: The Part of Tens</b><b> 479</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 25: The Ten Most Important Preventive Maintenance Measures</b><b> 481</b></p> <p>Change the Oil Frequently and Regularly 482</p> <p>Do a Monthly Under-the-Hood Check 482</p> <p>Check the Tire Inflation and Alignment 482</p> <p>Keep the Interior Clean 482</p> <p>Wash the Vehicle Frequently and Keep It Out of the Sun 483</p> <p>Get Rid of Rust 483</p> <p>Change the Filters 483</p> <p>Change the Coolant 484</p> <p>Lubricate the Moving and Rubber Parts 484</p> <p>Get Scheduled Maintenance to Keep Warranties Valid 485</p> <p><b>Chapter 26: Ten “Eco-Logical” Ways to Save Fuel </b><b>487</b></p> <p>Take a Look under the Hood 488</p> <p>Start Up without Warming Up 489</p> <p>Drive Eco-Logically 489</p> <p>Structure Trips to Save Fuel 491</p> <p>Fill ’Er Up Eco-Logically 491</p> <p>Keep Your Side Windows Shut and the AC Turned Off 492</p> <p>Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated 492</p> <p>Clean Out the Junk 492</p> <p>Keep Your Vehicle Waxed 493</p> <p>Use a Trailer Instead of a Roof Rack 493</p> <p>Appendix A: A Practical Glossary of Automotive Terms 495</p> <p>Appendix B: Specifications and Maintenance Records 527</p> <p>Specifications Record 528</p> <p>Maintenance Record 529</p> <p>Index 535</p>
<p><b>Deanna Sclar</b> is an acclaimed auto repair expert. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including NBC's <i>Today</i> show and the NBC<i>Nightly News</i>. Sclar lectures internationally on the ecological impact of vehicles and is active in promoting residential solar energy programs. Sclar is also the author of <i>Buying a Car For Dummies.</i>
<ul> <li>Perform routine repairs and maintenance</li> <li>Troubleshoot problems and handle roadside emergencies</li> <li>Save fuel and extend your car's life</li> </ul> <p><b>Get the skills to maintain your car like a pro!</b> <p>Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'll explore each system and keep everything running in tiptop shape, including how to change coolant and oil, repair leaks, and check breaks. Along with learning about rollover protection, you will also discover how to utilize stability control. Plus, you'll see how to go green on the road—from recycling oil to choosing alternatively fueled vehicles. <p><b>Inside...</b> <ul> <li>An under-the-hood checklist</li> <li>Advice on using proper tools</li> <li>Techniques to extend car life</li> <li>Eco-friendly tips for saving fuel</li> <li>Illustrations to help with repairs</li> <li>Pros of alternative fuels</li> <li>Choose, check, and care for tires</li> </ul>

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