Clueless about cars: an easy guide to car maintenance and repair

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Firefly Books,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Language:
English
Description

A bewildered car owner often turns a car over to a mechanic hoping for the best. Master mechanic Lisa Christensen says it is just too big a risk to put the keys on the table and tell a local mechanic, "fix it." It's like handing over a blank check.

Clueless About Cars describes in very simple terms each major system of the automobile, what can go wrong and how to prevent breakdowns. Step-by-step do-it-yourself instructions are provided for the most important engine maintenance routines and basic automotive repairs.

The book translates automotive jargon into clear language and explains what car owners can realistically do for themselves, when they should see a mechanic and what they should expect. There is also vital advice on safety, including tires, brakes, suspension, steering, and dealing with breakdowns and emergencies. A separate chapter reveals tricks of the auto repair trade, and there are suggestions for how to buy or sell a car.

A new chapter on hybrid cars, their components and their maintenance brings this new edition into line with contemporary environmental concerns.

Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 37ebac05-3cc1-b4c3-15f8-f2f34c2b6362
full_title clueless about cars an easy guide to car maintenance and repair
author christensen lisa
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-12-22 04:59:06AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Laxer, Dan.
author Christensen, Lisa.
author2-role "With a new chapter on hybrid cars"--Cover., (OCoLC)172686259, -2- -12-21-2017 11:05, -2- -12-21-2017 13:33, .b1302071712-07-1701-25-11, 154683561, 1554073332 (pbk.), 174 p. :ill. ;26 cm., 5196119, 2008270215, 629.287 CHRIS 2007, 629/.28/72, 9781554073337 (pbk.), Automobiles, Buffalo, N.Y. :Firefly Books,2007., C0VIA, Christensen, Lisa., Clueless about cars :an easy guide to car maintenance and repair /Lisa Christensen, with Dan Laxter., DPLDPLJP3BAKERBTCTAYDXCPQBXDLC, English qEnglish., Getting to know your car -- Protecting your investment : preventive maintenance -- For safety's sake -- Diagnosing your car's symptoms -- Tips and tricks of the trade : talking to your mechanic -- Gettin' down and dirty : Lisa's do-it-yourself guide -- Preventing and dealing with emergencies -- The car owner and the environment -- How to buy and sell a car., ITS63.1 20080616101138 fry 2483ITS63.1 20080616101138 fry 2483, Includes index., Laxer, Dan., OCLC Holdings Updated 20110802, Provides information on a car's systems, preventative maintenance, making a preliminary diagnosis of a problm, making simple repairs, how to talk to a mechanic, buying and selling a car, and a car's impact on the environment., QBXqbi08000329, Rev. and updated ed., TL152.C5575 2007, VIAC, can01-25-11ma-, qBook.
author_display Christensen, Lisa
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
display_description Provides information on a car's systems, preventative maintenance, making a preliminary diagnosis of a problm, making simple repairs, how to talk to a mechanic, buying and selling a car, and a car's impact on the environment.
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 37ebac05-3cc1-b4c3-15f8-f2f34c2b6362
isbn 9781554073337
item_details ils:.b13020717|.i13540312|Central Adult Nonfiction|629.287 CHRIS 2007|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Dec 21, 2017|can||, ils:.b13020717|.i13540324|Central Adult Nonfiction|629.287 CHRIS 2007|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Dec 21, 2017|can||
itype_arlington Paperback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 629.287 CHRIS 2007
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781554073337
publishDate 2007
record_details ils:.b13020717|Book|Books|Rev. and updated ed.|English|Firefly Books,|2007.|174 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13020717|.i13540312|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13020717|.i13540324|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Automobiles -- Maintenance and repair -- Amateurs' manuals
title_display Clueless about cars : an easy guide to car maintenance and repair
title_full Clueless about cars : an easy guide to car maintenance and repair / Lisa Christensen, with Dan Laxter
title_short Clueless about cars :
title_sub an easy guide to car maintenance and repair