• Transportation

Auto Repair For Dummies


Author: Deanna Sclar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054727
Category: Transportation
Page: 552
View: 1963
The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated 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. 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.

    • Business & Economics

Buying a Car For Dummies


Author: Deanna Sclar
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764550911
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
View: 8369
Buying a car is never easy. Besides spending a sizeable amount of money on this investment, your liveliness probably relies on this vehicle. You need to know that your car will get you from point A to point B in a timely and safe manner—so buying a lemon is not something you can afford to do. Buying A Car For Dummies is for you if you need to find out how to buy, sell, insure, drive, protect, or rent a vehicle. It doesn’t matter how old you are (as long as you can legally drive and have a license), this book can make your experience with cars a smooth ride. Buying A Car For Dummies can help you save a truckload of money over the life of your vehicle as you find out all you need to know about new and used car ownership in this entertaining and informative reference guide. This dependable book covers all avenues of buying and owning a car, from negotiating a fair price to finding reliable insurance to saving money on routine servicing. You’ll stay in the driver& ’s seat as you discover how to: Calculate how much you current car really costs you Weigh the pros and cons of buying new or used Get the best trade-in, resale, or donation value for your vehicle Pick out a cherry and avoid lemons—expert advice for buying a reliable used car Determine what features and options you really need in a new car Get the straight scoop on financing or leasing your car Find an insurance policy and company you can trust Protect your automotive assets—from steering wheel locks to full-blown security systems With Buying A Car For Dummies as your guide, you can park you fears, frustrations, and anxieties as you discover how to decide between buying or leasing new wheels, how to negotiate with car dealers, how to foil car thieves and carjackers, how to protect yourself in a breakdown or accident, and how to protect your automotive assets with insurance, warranties, and service contracts. Plus, the book features a list of ten great automotive Web sites for pricing information, ratings, industry news, diagnostic troubleshooting, and more.

    • Transportation

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Auto Repair


Author: Vyvyan Lynn,Tony Molla
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592574957
Category: Transportation
Page: 352
View: 5815
A comprehensive introduction to automotive repair for novices presents a helpful self-diagnosis guide organized for quick troubleshooting, along with more than three hundred illustrations, warranty information, step-by-step instructions on how to conduct routine maintenance, and an overview of each automotive system and how it works. Original. 20,000 first printing.

How to Repair Your Car


Author: Paul Brand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610590211
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2190

    • Transportation

Car Hacks and Mods For Dummies


Author: David Vespremi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111808540X
Category: Transportation
Page: 384
View: 2914
So you want to turn your Yugo into a Viper? Sorry--you need a certified magician. But if you want to turn your sedate sedan into a mean machine or your used car lot deal into a powerful, purring set of wheels, you’ve come to the right place. Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies will get you turbo-charged up about modifying your car and guide you smoothly through: Choosing a car to mod Considering warranties, legal, and safety issues Hacking the ECU (Engine Control Unit) to adjust performance-enhancing factors like fuel injection, firing the spark plugs, controlling the cooling fan, and more Replacing your ECU with a plug and play system such as the APEXi Power FC or the AEM EMS system Putting on the brakes (the faster you go, the faster you’ll need to stop) Setting up your car for better handling and cornering Written by David Vespremi, automotive expert, frequent guest on national car-related TV shows, track driving instructor and self-proclaimed modder, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies gets you into the ECU and under the hood and gives you the keys to: Choosing new wheels, including everything from the basics to dubs and spinners Putting your car on a diet, because lighter means faster Basic power bolt-ons and more expensive power adders Installing roll bars and cages to enhance safety Adding aero add-ons, including front “chin” spoilers, real spoilers, side skirts, and canards Detailing, down to the best cleaners and waxes and cleaning under the hood Using OBD (on-board diagnostics) for troubleshooting Getting advice from general Internet sites and specific message boards and forums for your car’s make or model, whether it’s a Chevy pick-up or an Alfa Romeo roadster Whether you want to compete at drag strips or on road courses or simply accelerate faster on an interstate ramp, if you want to improve your car’s performance, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies is just the boost you need.

    • Transportation

Clueless about Cars

An Easy Guide to Car Maintenance and Repair
Author: Lisa Christensen
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552979754
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 677
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.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide


Author: Patrice Banks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501144111
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 5400
"Maintain your ride, think like a mechanic, get down and dirty under the hood"--from cover.

    • Transportation

Idiot's Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance


Author: Dave Stribling
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615647643
Category: Transportation
Page: 288
View: 5617
As today's cars continue to become more complicated and complex, the cost to repair them has continued to climb. However, with some basic knowledge and a little know-how, many of the most expensive repairs can be avoided by simple, regular maintenance, or relatively inexpensive repairs that can be done with a few tools and step-by-step instructions. Car expert, Dave Stribling, has seen every repair in the book, and in Idiot's Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance, he arms readers with the knowledge they'll need to troubleshoot and diagnose common problems and make simple repairs that are universal to most makes and models. Dozens of step-by-step, full-color photos and illustrations make DIY car repairs and maintenance so much easier. When the repair calls for an expert the time comes to take the car to the shop, Dave arms readers with the knowledge they'll need to make the right choices, to avoid unnecessary repairs, and to minimize the possibility of getting ripped off.

    • Transportation

Popular Mechanics Complete Car Care Manual


Author: Ron Carbone,Don Mannes,Russell J. Von Sauers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781588162601
Category: Transportation
Page: 298
View: 9352
Illustrates basic procedures of repair, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting together with instructions for such operations as fixing a dead horn, replacing a car's computer, and servicing drum brakes.

    • Transportation

Car Audio For Dummies


Author: Doug Newcomb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470286333
Category: Transportation
Page: 310
View: 7066
Thinking about a knockout audio system for your car? Not sure what you need, want, or can afford? Car Audio For Dummies is a great place to find some answers! But wait — what if speakers that vibrate your floorboards don’t turn you on? What if you’re thinking more about hands-free phone access and a DVD player to entertain the kids? Surprise! Car Audio For Dummies can give you a hand there, too. Whether you want to feel as if your favorite band is performing right on top of your dashboard or you want to keep the soccer team entertained on the way to the tournament, this friendly guide can help. From planning your system and buying components to getting them installed and protecting your investment, you’ll find plenty of wise advice. Get the scoop on: Figuring out what kind of equipment you need to do what you want Identifying good sound quality when you hear it Adding components to a factory system Choosing a video player, hands-free phone system, amplifiers, speakers, and more Finding a reliable installer (today’s automotive electronics systems are so complex that you probably won’t want to go it alone) Understanding warranties and returns Protecting and insuring your system Car Audio For Dummies is sort of like that knowledgeable friend you want to take along when you tackle a project like this. Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it?

    • Sports & Recreation

Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies


Author: Dennis Bailey,Keith Gates
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470415800
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 360
View: 2976
Learn how to handle repairs by yourself, at home or on the road to ensure top performance and keep your bike in working order.

    • Transportation

How Cars Work


Author: Tom Newton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780966862300
Category: Transportation
Page: 96
View: 6328
How Cars Work is a completely illustrated primer describing the 250 most important car parts and how they work. This mini test book includes wonderfully simple line drawings and clear language to describe all the automotive systems as well as a glossary, index, and a test after each chapter. How Cars Work provides the basic vocabulary and mechanical knowledge to help a reader talk intelligently with mechanics understand shop manuals, and diagnosis car problems. Tom Newton guides the reader with a one topic per page format that delivers information in bite size chunks, just right for teenage boys. How Cars Work was the most stolen book at Kennedy High School in Richmond California! Teachers like our title and so do librarians. The History channel, Modern Marvels-2000, Actuality Productions, Inc is using How Cars Work to train staff for a documentary on automobiles.

    • House & Home

How to Fix Everything For Dummies


Author: Gary Hedstrom,Peg Hedstrom,Judy Ondrla Tremore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118054326
Category: House & Home
Page: 384
View: 7191
The fun and easy way to repair anything and everything around the house For anyone who's ever been frustrated by repair shop rip-offs, this guide shows how to troubleshoot and fix a wide range of household appliances-lamps, vacuum cleaners, washers, dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposals, blenders, radios, televisions, and even computers. Packed with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, it's a must-have money-saver for the half of all homeowners who undertake do-it-yourself projects.

    • Technology & Engineering

Circuitbuilding Do-It-Yourself For Dummies


Author: H. Ward Silver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051823
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 412
View: 2608
DO-IT-YOURSELF Here's the fun and easy way to start building circuits for your projects Have you ever wanted to build your own electronic device? Put together a thermostat or an in-line fuse, or repair a microphone cable? This is the book for you! Inside you'll find the tools and techniques you need to build circuits, with illustrated, step-by-step directions to help accomplish tasks and complete projects. As you accomplish the tasks throughout the book, you'll construct many projects while learning the key circuitbuilding principles and techniques. Find out about measuring and testing, maintenance and troubleshooting, cables, connectors, how to test your stuff, and more. Stuff You Need to Know * The tools you need and how to use them * How to make sense of schematics and printed circuit boards * Basic techniques for creating any circuit * How to make and repair cables and connectors * Testing and maintenance procedures

    • House & Home

Home Maintenance For Dummies


Author: James Carey,Morris Carey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052676
Category: House & Home
Page: 408
View: 8354
A hands-on, step-by-step guide to properly maintaining your home Your home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. The expert advice in this second edition of Home Maintenance For Dummies can help you save literally thousands of dollars each year by showing you how to perform home maintenance yourself! This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune up your home and make repairs to every room of the house, from basement to attic. By combining step-by-step instructions and expert information, this practical guide gives you the skills to tackle everything from furnace tune-ups to leaky roofs. You'll also learn how to conduct routine inspections, keep major appliances running efficiently, and increase energy efficiency. Shows how to keep your home in tip-top shape, preserve its value, and avoid costly repairs Covers all rooms of the house, in addition to the roof, foundation, and exterior Explains how to keep all home systems and major appliances running smoothly Includes a seasonal maintenance schedule Provides the latest green maintenance options to help lower your utility bills James Carey and Morris Carey have a radio show, a newspaper column, and a Web site, all called On the House, and appear regularly on CBS News Saturday Morning. They are also the authors of Home Remodeling For Dummies If you've always wanted to tackle home repairs like a pro, Home Maintenance For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your ideal resource!

    • Transportation

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Car Care and Repair

Illustrated
Author: Dan Ramsey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028644325
Category: Transportation
Page: 207
View: 3754
Provides information on the basics of car maintenance and repair, covering such topics as maintaining a maintenace schedule, finding parts and tools, mechanical repairs, body repairs, and interior repairs.

    • Transportation

Popular Mechanics Complete Car Care Manual


Author: Popular Mechanics
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781588167231
Category: Transportation
Page: 346
View: 9310
Vehicle maintenance.

    • Law

Paralegal Career For Dummies


Author: Scott A. Hatch,Lisa Zimmer Hatch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052976
Category: Law
Page: 384
View: 6198
Apply important legal concepts and skills you need to succeed Get educated, land a job, and start making money now! Want a new career as a paralegal but don't know where to start? Relax! Paralegal Career For Dummies is the practical, hands-on guide to all the basics -- from getting certified to landing a job and getting ahead. Inside, you'll find all the tools you need to succeed, including a CD packed with sample memos, forms, letters, and more! Discover how to * Secure your ideal paralegal position * Pick the right area of the law for you * Prepare documents for litigation * Conduct legal research * Manage a typical law office Sample resumes, letters, forms, legal documents, and links to online legal resources. Please see the CD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements.

    • Cooking

Cooking Basics For Dummies


Author: Marie Rama,Bryan Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118922328
Category: Cooking
Page: 456
View: 6985
Get started cooking now with Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition! Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy—all without breaking a sweat! Even if you've never cracked an egg, this friendly, practical guide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook. In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popular cooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg, making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking your pantry, and so much more. Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides to delectable desserts Helps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, pressure cooking, and more Includes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietary trends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, and vegetarian diets Covers shopping at farmer's markets and buying organic foods Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th edition is for every beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher on breathing new life into home-cooked meals.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Watch Repair for Beginners

An Illustrated How-to-guide for the Beginner Watch Repairer
Author: Harold C. Kelly
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616083735
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 284
View: 7288
The definitive guide to watch repairing by a master.