So we determined in our last post that you could, in fact, fix up some parts of your car pretty easily.
If you are new to auto repair you need to start somewhere to learn how you can do those easy tasks that you want to do to maintain your car. There are many ways to learn, and a good book is always a great way to start. Here are some recommended books for you if you want to learn auto repair and you have never done it before.
The “For Dummies” series is always a good place to start if you are looking for a great book to learn a new skill. This one on auto repair is very highly rated.
For any book about auto repair to be useful it has to have good illustrations and simple instructions..
This book covers a lot of thing at a basic level. It is a good starter book and then if you find that you are really interested in learning more you can move on to slightly more advanced books.
It starts off with how you should get to know your vehicle and understand its automotive systems. You will learn basic skills such as how to change a tire, battery, plugs and fuses. It has instructions on how to tackle simple tasks such as changing the air filter and PCV valve. You will also learn how to add and change the oil and coolant in your car.
You will also find general tips about vehicle maintenance and safety tips including how to check and look after your tires, learn about safety, how to it a car seat, how to keep your cars value and fix minor paint jobs.
There are also tips about how deal with working with a mechanic. Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams out there so these tips are invaluable in helping you to avoid the auto repair shop pitfalls that you may encounter.
Overall it is a great book for the beginner. If you only want to buy one book about car repair this is probably the one that you should choose. It is very comprehensive and covers a great deal of ground in a very easy to understand way.
Although this book was first written as a text book High School primer for teens wanting to start learning about auto repair, it is suitable for anyone wanting to begin to understand how cars work. It is a very basic book which is easy to read. It will give you a basic overview of how a car works.
About half of the book is taken up with the excellent illustrations. Any auto repair book has to have good pictures and this one most definitely does the job well in this regard.
This is another very good book for someone who has very basic knowledge of car repair. It gives readers a basic understanding of all the basic parts of a car. It shows them how to understand what can go wrong and how to make simple repairs if they need to.
Readers will learn how to tackle basic repairs without having to go to the auto repair shop. Such things as an oil change, air and oil filter changes, how to change a tire, replace the windshield wipers and even how to get rid of bad odors from your car interior. There is a good section on how to pass the emission inspection – that could save you a lot of money.
This book has step by step guides on over 90 different projects for your car. There are even instructions on how to change your cars appearance with projects on tinting windows and adding décor to make your car stand out from the crowd.