Author: Max Haynes
Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Incorporated
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Haynes offers the best coverage for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles on the market today. Each manual contains easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems; tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools; notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic; color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index.
Phil Edmonston, Canada's automotive "Dr. Phil," pulls no punches. He says there's never been a better time to buy a new car or truck, thanks to a stronger Canadian dollar and an auto industry offering reduced prices, more cash rebates, low financing rates, bargain leases, and free auto maintenance programs. In this all-new guide he says: Audis are beautiful to behold but hell to own (biodegradable transmissions, "rodent snack" wiring, and mind-boggling depreciationMany 2011-12 automobiles have "chin-to-chest head restraints, blinding dash reflections, and dash gauges that can't be seen in sunlight, not to mention painful wind-tunnel roar if the rear windows are opened while underwayEthanol and hybrid fuel-saving claims have more in common with Harry Potter than the Society of Automotive EngineersGM's 2012 Volt electric car is a mixture of hype and hypocrisy from the car company that "killed" its own electric car more than a decade agoYou can save $2,000 by cutting freight fees and "administrative" chargesDiesel annual urea fill-up scams cancost you $300, including an $80 "handling" charge for $25 worth of ureaLemon-Aid's 2011-12 Endangered Species List: the Chinese Volvo, the Indian Jaguar and Land Rover, the Mercedes-Benz Smart Car, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki
As U.S. and Canadian automakers and dealers face bankruptcy and/or unprecedented downsizing, Lemon-Aid guides steer the confused and anxious buyer through the economic meltdown unlike any other car and truck books on the market. Phil Edmonston, Canada’s automotive “Dr. Phil” for more than 35 years, pulls no punches. This compendium of everything that’s new in cars and trucks is packed with feedback from Canadian drivers, insider tips, internal service bulletins, and confidential memos to help the consumer select what’s safe, reliable, and fuel-frugal. Know all about profit margins, rebates, and safety defects. And when things go wrong, fight back! Lemon-Aid’s complaint tactics, sample letters, Internet gripe sites, and winning jurisprudence will get you attention — and a refund!
Author: Peter M. De Lorenzo
Publisher: Octane Press LLC
Release Date: 2011-03
Genre: Automobile industry and trade
The U.S. auto industry has a history like no other. What started as a cottage industry more than 100 years ago soon exploded into an industrial juggernaut, a glittering showcase for American industrial might and know-how that for decades was the envy of the world.
Features recommendations and ratings on hundreds of small, medium, and large-sized cars based on quality, economy, performance, and comfort standards, with judgments on crash protection, and assessments of available options
Horsepower War shatters nostalgic myths about musclecars and provides historical perspective on today's SUV craze. It proves efficiency and pollution regulation didn't kill the musclecar and that current regulation, which picks winners by favoring SUVs is the real threat. Harless has mined auto literature from the 1960s to the present to reveal granular detail on specific models, while at the same time providing broad perspective on the tectonic shifts in domestic auto making. He approaches political issues as an auto enthusiast, but instead of being an apologist for industry, he offers principles that embrace market rationality, and enhance the long-term sustainability of cars through rational transportation and energy policy. Harless re-discovers the principles of "conspicuous waste" and "conspicuous consumption"-phrases coined by economist Thorstein Veblen, author of Theory of the Leisure Class-to unmask the unacknowledged assumptions of both U.S. consumers and automakers.
Author: Joseph Potak
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2011-05-18
This ultimate guide to installing the LSX in your GM muscle car details all the necessary steps from concept to completion, including fabrication and installation of motor mounts, wiring, fuel system, and driveline considerations.
Author: Lisa Fine
Publisher: SAS Institute
Release Date: 2013-12-20
PROC REPORT by Example: Techniques for Building Professional Reports Using SAS provides real-world examples using PROC REPORT to create a wide variety of professional reports. Written from the point of view of the programmer who produces the reports, this book explains and illustrates creative techniques used to achieve the desired results. Each chapter focuses on a different concrete example, shows an image of the final report, and then takes you through the process of creating that report. You will be able to break each report down to find out how it was produced, including any data manipulation you have to do. The book clarifies solutions to common, everyday programming challenges and typical daily tasks that programmers encounter. For example: obtaining desired report formats using style templates supplied by SAS and PROC TEMPLATE, PROC REPORT STYLE options, and COMPUTE block features employing different usage options (DISPLAY, ORDER, GROUP, ANALYSIS, COMPUTED) to create a variety of detail and summary reports using BREAK statements and COMPUTE blocks to summarize and report key findings producing reports in various Output Delivery System (ODS) destinations including RTF, PDF, XML, TAGSETS.RTF embedding images in a report and combining graphical and tabular data with SAS 9.2 and beyond Applicable to SAS users from all disciplines, the real-life scenarios will help elevate your reporting skills learned from other books to the next level. With PROC REPORT by Example: Techniques for Building Professional Reports Using SAS, what seemed complex will become a matter of practice. This book is part of the SAS Press program.