Most of us don’t know the first thing about the machines we’re licensed to drive – and this can turn a ticket to freedom into a ticket to trouble. If you’re like most people, you probably tend to drive around until something goes wrong with the car. You then incur the expense of replacing worn and burnt-out parts (or the entire engine) when low-cost, regular maintenance could have kept your wheels turning for a long time.
Auto Repair For Dummies is indispensable for anyone who is tired of nodding and smiling at the incomprehensible mutterings of your mechanic, only to end up shelling out money for repairs that you neither fully understand nor always need. This easy-to-understand guide is also for you if you
Don’t have the vaguest idea of how a car works.
Can’t identify anything you see under the hood of your vehicle.
Are tired of other people assuming (especially if you’re a teenager or a woman) that you aren’t capable of handling repairs yourself.
Don’t want to feel helpless in an emergency.
Are tired of being ripped off because of your own ignorance.
This book shows you how your car works; what it needs in the way of tender loving care; and how to keep from being overcharged if you need to entrust repairs to someone else. Auto Repair For Dummies also gives you the scoop on these topics and more:
What makes your vehicle go (and how and why)
A program of “preventive medicine” to avoid trouble
Shopping for tools and knowing how to use them
Diesel engines and alternatively powered cars
How to keep your car looking its best
Dealing with on-road emergencies
Checking your tires, alignment, and steering
By handling the simple maintenance and tune-ups and being able to diagnose trouble and perform the less complex repairs yourself, you’ll save some serious money. Once you break the ice (or crack open the hood), the heady sense of power will carry you through basic car repair and maintenance with confidence and ease.
Susi Auto Body, Inc., is a third generation, state of the art auto body repair facility. The Susi family has been in the business since 1957, establishing Susi Auto Body in 1974. Specializing in all types of auto body and mechanical repair, Susi Auto Body works directly with any insurance company, at their competitive rates.
Our staff of 25 employees is proud to guide a car through the repair process, including all dealings with your insurance provider. Our goal is to provide a one-stop, pick-up and drop-off experience that is second to none.
Aiwa Auto Repair is a full-service preventive maintenance and auto repair center that has been performing high quality, guaranteed automotive repairs in the San Diego area since 1988. We service and repair all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles. We are your logical alternative to the dealership for all scheduled maintenance of your personal vehicle, or fleet car or truck. Bring in your foreign and domestic auto, SUV, or pickup today with complete confidence that your vehicle will be serviced correctly while maintaining your manufacturer’s warranty.
Almaden Auto Repair is an independently owned and operated full-service repair and maintenance facility. We use the latest diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is repaired or serviced properly and in a timely fashion. We only use quality replacement parts, and our technicians are ASE-certified.