Has the technology in your car or truck passed you by? We hear mechanics talk about the "computer" in our car, and every visit to the service centre requires a "diagnostic" check where our car is hooked up to a machine that somehow tells the mechanic what is wrong. While today's cars rely heavily on computers and electronics to maintain a high level of performance and efficiency, there is still much that you can do when it comes to maintenance and repair of your car. General maintenance and repair of your vehicle need not be an expensive or daunting task. A well-tuned car means better fuel mileage, a more comfortable ride, and the pride from "doing it yourself". Whether you are male or female, this book is written to help you perform the multitudes of tasks that you can perform, without the aid of a mechanic and his or her magic diagnostic contraption. This book steps the reader through a tour of a vehicle's major parts and connections, how to play car detective, and how to find out more information when needed. General maintenance and repair topics are covered, as well as good advice on when to seek professional help.
It addresses topics such as: Troubleshooting; Equipment Needs; Sample Repairs Maintenance; Selecting Equipment; and Finding a Mechanic.