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Every woman's quick & easy car care : a worry-free guide to car troubles, trials & travel
Kachur, Bridget.
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Publication Information:
North Adams, Mass. : Storey Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
xi, 262 pages ; 16 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TL146.5 .K33 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Spark plugs? Fan belts? Alternators? Flat tire? Help! When it comes to auto mechanics, many women feel uneducated, unqualified, or just plain incapacitated. We simply get behind the wheel and drive; when the car starts making odd noises or refuses to start, we're forced to call for help. We entrust our cars to the hands of oil-spattered mechanics and hope for the best.

Every Woman's Quick & Easy Car Care will revolutionize the way women feel about their cars. Avoiding the long, dry, technical language of owner's manuals, this user-friendly guide presents a complete lesson in Auto Mechanics 101, from identifying the different parts of the engine to improving gas mileage to checking the air pressure in tires. Any woman with an open mind and a willing hand can follow the simple, step-by-step, illustrated tutorials on changing a tire, jumpstarting a car, installing a car seat, replacing belts and hoses, changing the oil, detailing, winterizing, performing seasonal maintenance, and much more. A comprehensive troubleshooting section offers expert advice on identifying and dealing with common on-the-road problems, and the appendix provides collision report forms for drivers to fill out with all relevant information in the event of an accident.

Great for new drivers, those who want to learn more about the inner workings of an automobile, and any woman who's ever been stuck on the road with a broken-down car, this glove-compartment resource is invaluable for dealing with big trouble, answering little questions, and dispensing everyday peace of mind.

Author Notes

Bridget Kachur began tinkering with, repairing, and rebuilding car engines when she was a child, working in the backyard with her mechanically inclined father. Today she teaches automotive courses for women, writes car-related features for a variety of newspapers, and still repairs cars.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. viii
Inside the Carp. 3
Under the Hoodp. 29
A Peek Underneathp. 99
Troubleshootingp. 135
On-the-Road Emergenciesp. 187
The Real Lowdown on Detailingp. 225
Appendixp. 239
Indexp. 258