How to Make Your Car Last Forever

Avoid Expensive Repairs, Improve Fuel Economy, Understand Your Warranty, Save Money

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Author: Thomas Torbjornsen

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610609948

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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For many people, a well-maintained automobile is a source of pride and peace of mind. But for others, the idea of routine maintenance is daunting. How to Make Your Car Last Forever will guide you through the minefield of preventative maintenance, repair, extended warranties, and magic elixirs that claim to cure everything from oil consumption to male-pattern baldness! Author, car repair expert, and host of satellite radio show America's Car Show with Tom Torbjornsen, Tom Torbjornsen has seen it all in his 40 years in the automobile industry. Let him show you how to extend the life of your car indefinitely. In How to Make Your Car Last Forever, he explains the what, when, and why's of automotive maintenance and repairs in easy-to-understand terms. Simple how-to projects supplement the learning with step-by-step instructions that will save you time and money. While you may not want your car to last forever, Torbjornsen's advice will help you preserve it indefinitely while maximizing resale value down the road. Preventative maintenance is the key to the automotive fountain of youth. Let Tom Torbjornsen show you the way!

Essential Car Care for Women

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Author: Jamie Little,Danielle McCormick

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580054498

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Despite the many advances women have made since the internal combustion engine was invented, there is still one widely held belief that won’t seem to go away: that when it comes to cars, women should just leave it to the men. In Essential Car Care for Women, ESPN NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little and Discovery Channel “Turbo Expert” Danielle McCormick team up to dispel this myth once and for all—and to offer the indispensable, hard-won advice women need to buy, sell, and care for their cars with confidence. With this handy guide, women will learn how to save themselves money by performing basic—but essential—maintenance tasks on their own. Little and McCormick explain what an alternator, regulator, distributor, and timing belt are; how to change a tire, recharge a flat battery, check the oil, and assess tire pressure; what to do when a car breaks down or when an accident occurs; how to buy a car without being taken advantage of; and more. Straightforward and easy to follow—and including simple step-by-step diagrams and pictures to help along the way—Essential Car Care for Women is the ultimate handbook to everything a woman should know about her set of wheels.

Auto Upkeep

Basic Car Care

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Author: Michael E. Gray

Publisher: Rolling Hills Publishing

ISBN: 0974079200

Category: Education

Page: 106

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If you own a car or are in the market for one, Auto Upkeep is the book for you! From choosing an insurance policy to performing basic maintenance and repair, Auto Upkeep present the information you need in an easy-to-follow format with detailed pictures and drawings. An accompanying CD provides review questions and hands-on activities to help you apply concepts from the text.

101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster

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Author: Wayne R. Dempsey

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610607953

Category: Transportation

Page: 312

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Since its introduction in 1997, the Porsche Boxster has earned a reputation as one of the world’s greatest sports cars, as well as a huge, loyal following of devoted drivers. This book is aimed at those owners of Boxsters who want to improve their machines while avoiding thousands of dollars in mechanic’s costs. Clearly and simply written, with straightforward illustrations, this manual offers 101 projects to help you modify, maintain, and enhance your Porsche. Focusing on the 986 and 987 Boxster models, 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxsterpresents all the necessary information, associated costs, and pitfalls to avoid when performing a wide array of projects. In a word, it makes owning a Porsche Boxster an unqualified thrill.

Car Smarts

An Easy-to-use Guide to Understanding Your Car & Communicating with Your Mechanic

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Author: Mary Jackson

Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub

ISBN: 9781562614577

Category: Transportation

Page: 253

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Covers such topics as buying and leasing; the engine; the exhaust system and emission controls; oil; the cooling, heating, and air-conditioning systems; the drive train, and road safety

Popular Mechanics Complete Car Care Manual

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Author: Ron Carbone,Don Mannes,Russell J. Von Sauers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781588162601

Category: Transportation

Page: 298

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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.

The Classic Chevy Truck Handbook HP 1534

How to Rod, Rebuild, Restore, Repair and Upgrade Classic Chevy Trucks, 1955-1960

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Author: Jim Richardson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101014911

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 9085

This essential guide for owners of Chevy trucks built from 1955 through 1960 provides step-by-step instruction on frame and chassis cleaning, suspension rebuilding and upgrades, rebuilding steering, upgrading brakes to front discs, rebuilding the engine, cooling system upgrades, transmission choices, electrical rewiring, and much more.

Starter Cook

A Beginner Home Cook's Guide to Basic Kitchen Skills & Techniques

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Author: Linda Larsen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762775696

Category: Cooking

Page: 328

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Basic cooking tips, techniques, and shortcuts, with full-color photography throughout—perfect for beginner cooks.

Cheap Outboards

The Beginner's Guide to Making an Old Outboard Run Forever

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Author: Max Wawrzyniak III

Publisher: Breakaway Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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* Outboard motor repair for the average guy * Fix up an old outboard and SAVE $1000 or more compared to buying a new motor! With a little know-how and a few common tools, you can fix an old motor—bring it back from the dead. Sometimes all it takes is a squirt of WD-40 into the cylinder and a new spark plug. Or a new set of points and condensers—which do not require expert knowledge or black magic to install. Maybe the carburetor needs cleaning and adjusting. You can do it! Max E. Wawrzyniak III is an outboard motor guru. He advises you to find an old motor at a yard sale for $100 or so (and he tells you exactly which ones to look for), and fix it up—rather than spending $1500 or more on a new motor. He is a big fan of “cheap power.” Get on the water with money left in your pocket. With a basic understanding of how these motors work, a little logical thinking, and a few hours’ work, you can go boating for a fraction of what everyone else has to pay. Also—for the boater who already owns an outboard motor of any age—this book demystifies these internal-combustion marvels that can bring such frustration if they malfunction. You’ll learn how they work, and the simple things you can do to keep them running forever. What Max teaches are not only money-saving skills, but can also be life-saving, as you will no longer be helpless in the face of engine trouble on the water. His clear instructions and over one hundred color photographs will make anyone into a capable outboard mechanic. INCLUDES: What to Buy, Where to Find It, Tools Needed and Where to Begin, The Ignition System, Carburetors, Water Pump Repairs, Recoil Starters, Fuel Tanks, Propellors, Lower Units, Emergency Shut-Down, Fuel Pump Conversion, Remote Controls: Shift and Throttle, Remote Control: Steering, Tiller Conversion, Trouble-Shooting, and Onboard Spares and Tools. This book has always been very popular and well-used in its print edition. Now it's available as an e-book so you can load it into your phone or tablet and always have this wealth of repair / maintenance information at your fingertips, even when out on your boat.

Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems

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Author: Sean Bennett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856694

Category: Education

Page: 1008

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Succeed in your career in the dynamic field of commercial truck engine service with this latest edition of the most comprehensive guide to highway diesel engines and their management systems available today! Ideal for students, entry-level technicians, and experienced professionals, MEDIUM/HEAVY DUTY TRUCK ENGINES, FUEL & COMPUTERIZED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, Fifth Edition, covers the full range of commercial vehicle diesel engines, from light- to heavy-duty, as well as the most current management electronics used in the industry. In addition, dedicated chapters deal with natural gas (NG) fuel systems (CNG and LPG), alternate fuels, and hybrid drive systems. The book addresses the latest ASE and NATEF tasks, provides a unique emphasis on the modern multiplexed chassis, and will serve as a valuable toolbox reference throughout your career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How Your Car Works

Understand Your Car and Your Mechanic!

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Author: Keith E. Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484058954

Category: Transportation

Page: 120

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For more than twenty years I have been involved in the automotive world and during that time I have met hundreds, if not thousands, of people. The majority of these people were not tech savvy, at least not about an automobile, and that's okay because none of us can know everything about everything. Even though they did not understand all the intricacies of how their vehicle operated, they still wanted someone to explain things to them in such a way that they could at least get a basic understanding. That, my friends, is the purpose of this book. It won't teach you to repair your own car, but it will certainly help you to better communicate with those servicing your vehicle as well as help you understand how the different systems operate. Visit me at KeithESmith.com

Auto Repair For Dummies

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Author: Deanna Sclar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118054727

Category: Transportation

Page: 552

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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.

101 Jeep Performance Projects

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Author: James J. Weber

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760331644

Category: Transportation

Page: 255

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Detailed, illustrated instructions for Jeep performance projects--maintenance, upgrades, suspension adjustments, engine and transmission swaps, and much more.

Idiot's Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance

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Author: Dave Stribling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615647643

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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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.

How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners

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Author: Tracy Martin

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627886486

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

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Scan your own codes to save money, fix problems, or get the best performance out of your ride! Scanning the code to determine why your "check engine" light has come on is frequently more costly than the repair itself! Scanning automotive systems at home can save you money and only requires the ability to plug a phone or tablet into an easily accessible port on the car. With the right dock, it is possible to perform diagnostic checks in your very own garage. From handheld, dedicated units to software that turns PCs and portable devices into powerful diagnostic scanners, today's auto enthusiasts can access and analyze their vehicle's on-board diagnostic systems. This is great news, and not just for repairs. With the right information, these scanners can be used as low-budget data acquistion systems and dynamometers to maximize your vehicle's performance. How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners teaches you how to choose the right scanner for your application and how to use it, with a comprehensive list of what each code means. Photos and diagrams help you understand OBD-I and OBD-II systems (including CAN) and the scanners that read the information they record. From catalytic converters and O2 sensors to emissions and automotive detective work, this is the complete reference for keeping your vehicle EPA-compliant and on the road!

Camaro White Book

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Author: Mike Antonick,Michael Antonick

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760318799

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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First introduced in 1985, this fifth edition of the Camaro White Book has been updated and expanded to include all Camaros from the first 1967s to the last models built in 2002. It includes thousands of Camaro facts, window-sticker prices, options and option codes, exterior and interior colors and codes, production volumes, and compilations of those little details that make each model unique. Presented in a precise, year-to-year format, this book puts real expertise at the fingertips of Camaro enthusiasts. This latest Camaro White Book has increased from 128 to 160 pages and is nearly an inch taller, yet retains a convenient back-pocket or glove box size.

How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems

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Author: Jeff Hartman

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760315825

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experience and a background of more than 1,000 magazine articles on the subject, engine control expert Jeff Hartman explains everything from the basics of engine management to the building of complicated project cars. Hartman has substantially updated the material from his 1993 MBI book Fuel Injection (0-879387-43-2) to address the incredible developments in automotive fuel injection technology from the past decade, including the multitude of import cars that are the subject of so much hot rodding today. Hartman's text is extremely detailed and logically arranged to help readers better understand this complex topic.