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

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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.

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subject_facet Automobiles -- Maintenance and repair -- Amateurs' manuals
title_display Clueless about cars : an easy guide to car maintenance and repair
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