Author: Michael E. Gray
Publisher: Rolling Hills Pub.
Release Date: 2012-07-01
From choosing an insurance policy to performing basic maintenance and repair, Auto Upkeep is the do-it-yourself automotive guide for the driver in you. Auto Upkeep helps keep you safe and your vehicle reliable by providing easy-to-follow information with detailed pictures and drawings. Discover how to choose a quality repair facility, buy a car, handle roadside emergencies, diagnose common problems, and communicate effectively with technicians – all while saving money. Book Chapters: 1. Introduction and How Cars Work; 2. Buying an Automobile; 3. Automotive Expenses; 4. Repair Facilities; 5. Safety Around the Automobile; 6. Basic Tools; 7. Auto Care and Cleaning; 8. Fluid Level Check; 9. Electrical System; 10. Lubrication System; 11. Fuel System; 12. Cooling System and Climate Control; 13. Ignition System; 14. Suspension, Steering, and Tires; 15. Braking System; 16. Drivetrain; 17. Exhaust and Emission System; 18. Alternative Fuels and Designs; 19. Automotive Accessories; 20. Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies. 200 Full Color Pages - Over 400 Photos and Illustrations
Author: Michael E. Gray
Publisher: Rolling Hills Pub
Release Date: 2012-09-01
What's in the kit? The Auto Upkeep Homeschool Curriculum Kit 3rd Edition (c) 2013 consists of: * Auto Upkeep Textbook - 200 FULL COLOR pages - 20 Easy-to-Read Chapters with over 400 Illustrations * Auto Upkeep Workbook - 152 FULL COLOR pages - 32 Hands-on and Internet-based Activities with over 200 Illustrations * Homeschool Resource CD which includes a Course Syllabus Outline, PowerPoint Presentations, Lab Activities, Study Questions, Chapter Tests, Exams & Final, and Answer Keys What units are covered by the curriculum? From choosing an insurance policy to performing basic maintenance and repair, Auto Upkeep is the do-it-yourself automotive guide for the driver in you. Auto Upkeep helps keep you safe and your vehicle reliable by providing easy-to-follow information with detailed pictures and drawings. Discover how to choose a quality repair facility, buy a car, handle roadside emergencies, diagnose common problems, and communicate effectively with technicians – all while saving money.1 – Introduction and How Cars Work 2 – Buying an Automobile 3 – Automotive Expenses 4 – Repair Facilities 5 – Safety Around the Automobile 6 – Basic Tools 7 – Auto Care and Cleaning 8 – Fluid Level Check 9 – Electrical System 10 – Lubrication System 11 – Fuel System 12 – Cooling System and Climate Control 13 – Ignition System 14 – Suspension, Steering, and Tires 15 – Braking System 16 – Drivetrain 17 – Exhaust and Emission System 18 – Alternative Fuels and Designs 19 – Automotive Accessories 20 – Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies What are the hands-on and internet-based activities? Chapter 1 Car Identification Activity – Identify an automobile by make, model, year, and type.Chapter 2 Buying a New Automobile Activity – Differentiate between MSRP, dealer invoice, and dealer cost.Buying a Used Automobile Activity – Research prices, reliability ratings, recalls, technical service bulletins, and safety ratings. Chapter 3 Automotive Expenses Activity – Calculate automotive expenses.Chapter 4 Repair Facilities Activity – Choose a quality repair facility. Interpret a repair invoice.Chapter 5 Automotive Safety Activity – Identify the location of emergency and safety equipment.Chapter 6 Basic Tools Activity – Identify basic tools that are used in automotive shops.Chapter 7 Interior Cleaning Activity – Clean the inside of a vehicle.Exterior Cleaning Activity – Clean the outside of a vehicle.Waxing Activity – Wax the finish on a vehicle.Chapter 8 Fluid Level Check Activity – Safely check the fluid level in various vehicle components.Chapter 9 Battery Activity – Safely clean and test the battery.Charging Activity – Safely test the alternator.Starting Activity – Safely test the starter.Chapter 10 Oil and Filter Change Activity – Safely change the oil and filter on a vehicle.Chapter 11 Fuel System Activity – Identify the components of the fuel system. Change the air filter, CCV filter, PCV valve, and fuel filter.Chapter 12 Air Conditioning Activity – Inspect and identify the components within the air conditioning system.Cabin Air Filter Activity – Replace the cabin air filter on a vehicle.Cooling System Activity – Safely test, inspect, and service the cooling system. Observe thermostat operation.Chapter 13 Ignition System Activity – Install spark plugs. Inspect, test, and install spark plug wires. Inspect and install distributor cap and rotor on conventional or distributor systems.Chapter 14 Suspension and Steering Activity – Safely inspect and perform basic service procedures on suspension and steering components.Tire Inspection and Rotation Activity – Safely inspect tires for wear and rotate tires.Chapter 15 Brake Inspection Activity – Safely inspect disc brakes.Chapter 16 Drivetrain Activity – Safely inspect drivetrain components.Chapter 17 Exhaust and Emissions Activity – Safely inspect exhaust and emission components.Chapter 18 Payback Period Activity – Calculate payback period.Chapter 19 Auto Accessories Activity – Estimate the cost of accessories for a vehicle.Chapter 20 Changing a Flat Tire Activity – Safely change a spare tire.Jump-Starting Activity – Safely jump-start a vehicle.Lighting Activity – Replace various lights on a vehicle.Replacing Wipers Activity – Replace wipers on a vehicle.On-Board Diagnostics Activity – Retrieve diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from an OBD II system.
Author: Michael E. Gray
Publisher: Rolling Hills Pub
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Offers information on the fundamentals of owning and maintaining an automobile, covering such topics as buying an automobile, expenses, safety, basic tools, auto care and cleaning, fluid level check, cooling system, braking system, and accessories.
Author: Michael E. Gray
Publisher: Rolling Hills Publishing
Release Date: 2003-01-01
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.
Provides information on a car's systems, preventative maintenance, making a preliminary diagnosis of a problm, making simple repairs, how to talk to a mechanic, buying and selling a car, and a car's impact on the environment.
From fixing a flat tire to changing the oil, a guide to home car care provides easy-to-follow instructions for monitoring brakes, checking fluids, adjusting headlights, troubleshooting major problems, and other tasks.
Okay, so you’re not a gearhead, but like most folks, you want to keep your car in peak condition. For more than eighty years, the Pep Boys–Manny, Moe, and Jack–have been “the three best friends your car ever had.” And now, with The Pep Boys Auto Guide to Car Care and Maintenance, any Tom, Dick, or Harriet can learn how to keep his or her car running smoothly and looking its best. The ideal car care guide for do-it-yourselfers, this is your one-stop source for everything from the basics to the hard stuff (so you’ll know what to tackle yourself and when to call in the experts). Inside you’ll discover • a simple anatomy of your car and a handy glossary of terms • accident prevention measures and how to handle emergencies on the road, from jump-starting your engine to changing a flat tire • key seasonal and monthly maintenance tasks–including checking oil levels and battery life, tire rotation, and monitoring tread wear • tips for improving fuel mileage • how to diagnose major and minor problems–and how to fix them Straightforward and easy to use, The Pep Boys Auto Guide to Car Care and Maintenance will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to keep your car in top condition. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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!
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.
Author: Dennis Bailey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-02-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation
By coupling step-by-step instructions and detailed photos and illustrations, Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies gives readers the information they need to keep their bikes in working order, often without taking it to the shop.
Author: Tom Newton
Release Date: 1999
How Cars Work is a completely illustrated primer describing the 250 most important car parts and how they work. This mini test book includes wonderfully simple line drawings and clear language to describe all the automotive systems as well as a glossary, index, and a test after each chapter. How Cars Work provides the basic vocabulary and mechanical knowledge to help a reader talk intelligently with mechanics understand shop manuals, and diagnosis car problems. Tom Newton guides the reader with a one topic per page format that delivers information in bite size chunks, just right for teenage boys. How Cars Work was the most stolen book at Kennedy High School in Richmond California! Teachers like our title and so do librarians. The History channel, Modern Marvels-2000, Actuality Productions, Inc is using How Cars Work to train staff for a documentary on automobiles.