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Essential car care for women /

by Little, Jamie; McCormick, Danielle.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, c2013Description: xiii, 171 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781580054362 (pbk.) :; 1580054366 (pbk.).Title notes: $16.00 prolam 10-2013 (db)Subject(s): Automobiles -- Maintenance and repair -- Amateurs' manuals | TRANSPORTATION / Automotive / Repair & Maintenance | REFERENCE / Handbooks & Manuals | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Automotive | Automobiles -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Contents:
How your car works -- Getting down with the lingo -- Car maintenance -- Car doctor -- Cleaning your car -- When things go wrong -- Driving in the snow -- Buying a car -- Selling a car.
Summary: "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. "-- Provided by publisher.
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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 simplestep-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.

$16.00 prolam 10-2013 (db)

Includes index.

"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. "-- Provided by publisher.

How your car works -- Getting down with the lingo -- Car maintenance -- Car doctor -- Cleaning your car -- When things go wrong -- Driving in the snow -- Buying a car -- Selling a car.

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Library Journal Review

Not everyone grew up with a father who taught car basics before handing over the car keys. Sports reporter Lillie and British author McCormick (Essential Car Care For Girls, 2008) provide sound instruction to car novices. Explanations of automobile systems are concise and clear. The emphasis is on the important bits-what owners should do to keep their vehicle in good condition and when to turn it over to a professional. Emergency fixes and how to buy a new or used car round out this nifty manual. -VERDICT This is a good update for Julie Sussman & Stephanie Glakas-Tenet's Dare To Repair Your Car. As it lacks an overwhelming amount of mechanical instruction, this book proves useful and approachable. It will appeal to high school to adult audiences, male or female, though guys may be leery of the pink cover. Very strongly recommended. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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