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Idiot's Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance by Dave Stribling

By Dave Stribling

As today's autos proceed to develop into extra complex and complicated, the fee to fix them has endured to climb. even though, with a few uncomplicated wisdom and a bit information, a few of the costliest maintenance may be refrained from through uncomplicated, standard upkeep, or fairly low-cost upkeep that may be performed with a couple of instruments and step by step directions. motor vehicle specialist, Dave Stribling, has noticeable each fix within the publication, and in Idiot's courses: automobile fix and Maintenance, he palms readers with the information they'll have to troubleshoot and diagnose universal difficulties and make basic upkeep which are common to so much makes and versions. Dozens of step by step, full-color images and illustrations make DIY vehicle maintenance and upkeep lots more straightforward. while the fix demands a professional the time involves take the auto to the store, Dave palms readers with the data they'll intend to make the proper offerings, to prevent pointless maintenance, and to lessen the potential of getting ripped off.

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2. INSPECT THE FUSE. If the fuse is blown, the metal in between the two power posts will be melted and will not be connected. You may be able to see a broken or burned spot in the metal (FIGURE E). E blown fuse new fuse 3. INSTALL THE NEW FUSE. Using a fuse of the same size and color (the color is specific to how much power the fuse can protect), press the new fuse into the socket. If the fuse is in a difficult place, you can use your fuse tool or pliers to gently install it. Push it all the way in to make good contact (FIGURE F).

In most cases, the safest place to be is in your car. If it is safe to get out of your vehicle and you can move to a safer location, do so. 4. Find a safe place to wait for help. In the case of a non-moving condition, waiting in your car is usually safe. FIND A SAFE SPOT TO PULL OVER. Try to get to the safest place your vehicle will take you. The farther you are from traffic, the better. 3. SECURE YOURSELF. 4. RAISE YOUR HOOD. Raising your hood is the universal signal that you have a problem with your car.

How to: Check and Add Engine Oil 53 THE ENGINE is grit and sludge in the oil. This will make the oil look thicker and heavier than when you put it in. Clean oil has ADDING ENGINE OIL THE ENGINE If your engine is healthy and you get regular oil changes, your oil level shouldn’t get low enough between changes that you need to add oil. If it is consistently low, it usually means it is leaking or burning oil. A very small leak is nothing to be concerned with, but all the more reason to keep an eye on the oil level.

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