Clueless about cars : an easy guide to car maintenance and repair
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Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2007.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
629.287 CHRIS 2007
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Glencarlyn Adult Nonfiction
629.287 CHRIS 2007
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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.

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Book
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Revised and updated edition.
Physical Desc:
174 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781554073337 (pbk.), 1554073332 (pbk.)

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General Note
Includes index.
General Note
"With a new chapter on hybrid cars"--Cover.
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Christensen, L., & Laxer, D. (2007). Clueless about cars: an easy guide to car maintenance and repair. Revised and updated edition. Buffalo, N.Y.: Firefly Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Christensen, Lisa and Dan. Laxer. 2007. Clueless About Cars: An Easy Guide to Car Maintenance and Repair. Buffalo, N.Y.: Firefly Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Christensen, Lisa and Dan. Laxer, Clueless About Cars: An Easy Guide to Car Maintenance and Repair. Buffalo, N.Y.: Firefly Books, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Christensen, Lisa., and Dan Laxer. Clueless About Cars: An Easy Guide to Car Maintenance and Repair. Revised and updated edition. Buffalo, N.Y.: Firefly Books, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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