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Auto Repair For Dummies

Published 01-07-2019

<p><i>Auto Repair For Dummies, 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition</i> (9781119543619) was previously published as <i>Auto Repair For Dummies, 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition </i>(9780764599026). While this version features a new <i>Dummies</i> cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><b>The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated</b><br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.</p>

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Motorcycling For Dummies

Published 04-28-2008

<div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p>A practical guide that gets you geared up&nbsp;with proper riding techniques, safety gear, indispensable items&nbsp;for long trips, and&nbsp;handling characteristics of various motorcycle&nbsp;types&nbsp;</p> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p>Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, but to get the most out of it, there&rsquo;s a lot you need to know, and that&rsquo;s where this informative motorcycle guide written in plain English comes in. From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to finding great places to ride,&nbsp;Motorcycling&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies&nbsp;puts you on the road with savvy and style, whether you&rsquo;re new to riding or an&nbsp;experienced&nbsp;motorcyclist.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p>You&rsquo;ll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routine&nbsp;maintenance tasks. You&rsquo;ll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all,&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;learn more about&nbsp;motorcycling organizations&nbsp;and&nbsp;how to&nbsp;fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this&nbsp;hands-on&nbsp;resource shows you advanced riding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, and even helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover how to:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; position: relative;"> <ul> <li>Buy a new or used&nbsp;bike&nbsp;</li> <li>Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to boots and&nbsp;pants&nbsp;</li> <li>Get proper training and learn essential riding&nbsp;skills&nbsp;</li> <li>Insure your&nbsp;bike&nbsp;</li> <li>Pass even the toughest licensing&nbsp;test&nbsp;</li> <li>Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, and&nbsp;more&nbsp;</li> <li>Get involved in motorcycle clubs and&nbsp;events&nbsp;</li> <li>Deal with dangers on the road&nbsp;</li> <li>Customize your bike to improve both style and&nbsp;performance&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; position: relative;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p>This comprehensive guide concludes with a motorcycling glossary,&nbsp;a guide to&nbsp;motorcycling laws by state, and&nbsp;an appendix with plenty of&nbsp;online resources.&nbsp;Complete with lists of&nbsp;can&rsquo;t-miss&nbsp;biking events,&nbsp;legendary motorcyclists, and&nbsp;must-see motorcycling&nbsp;movies,&nbsp;Motorcycling&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies&nbsp;gives a whole new meaning to the term &ldquo;easy rider.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div>

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