For more than 100 years, the editors of Popular Mechanics have been providing car enthusiasts with the skills and confidence they need to keep their vehicles running right and looking great. This manual is crucial for anyone who wants to know the automobile’s basic components, from the engine to the electronic systems, and to understand how they work, what can go wrong, and how to make repairs. Find out how to maintain and replace windshield washers, fix steering wander and faulty cruise control, and purge bad smells from the interior. Get smart advice on how to pass emission inspection and find service data online. And because car owners want their ride to look as good as it works, there are even instructions for removing bumper stickers, tinting windows, and adding pinstripes.
With more than 90 projects, The Complete Car Care Manual—one of Popular Mechanics most successful books—will guide owners step-by-step through what it takes to hush those squeaks, replace the u-joints, change their own oil and filter, and so much more.


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From choosing an insurance policy to performing basic maintenance and repair, Auto Upkeep presents the information you need to know in an easy-to-follow format with hundreds of detailed pictures and drawings. This straightforward consumer guide will help keep you safe and save you thousands of dollars. Now in its completely updated second edition, Auto Upkeep also includes new chapters with information on basic tools, repair facilities, roadside emergencies, and hybrid vehicles.

Chapter 1 – Introduction and How Cars Work
Chapter 2 – Buying an Automobile
Chapter 3 – Automotive Expenses
Chapter 4 – Repair Facilities
Chapter 5 – Safety Around the Automobile
Chapter 6 – Basic Tools
Chapter 7 – Auto Care and Cleaning
Chapter 8 – Fluid Level Check
Chapter 9 – Electrical System
Chapter 10 – Lubrication System
Chapter 11 – Fuel System
Chapter 12 – Cooling System and Climate Control
Chapter 13 – Ignition System
Chapter 14 – Suspension, Steering, and Tires
Chapter 15 – Braking System
Chapter 16 – Drivetrain
Chapter 17 – Exhaust and Emission System
Chapter 18 – Alternative Fuels and Designs
Chapter 19 – Automotive Accessories
Chapter 20 – Common Problems and Roadside Emergencies

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Gummi Pflege is a special rubber treatment that conditions rubber weather seals on car doors, windows and trunks reducing squeaks, rattles, wind noise and potential water leaks. Gummi restores color to dried out rubber and keeps them elastic while protecting them against the damaging effects of heat, freezing temperatures and UV rays. It uses a petroleum free, water-based formula. Easy-to-use shoe polish type applicator makes application simple without the mess.

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