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Essential Car Care for Women [Paperback]

Jamie Little , Danielle McCormick

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Feb. 26 2013
Despite the many advances women have made since the internal combustion engine was invented, there is still one widely held belief that won't seem to go away: that when it comes to cars, women should just leave it to the men. In 'Essential Car Care for Women,' ESPN NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little and Discovery Channel Turbo Expert" Danielle McCormick team up to dispel this myth once and for all-and to offer the indispensable, hard-won advice women need to buy, sell, and care for their cars with confidence.

With this handy guide, women will learn how to save themselves money by performing basic-but essential-maintenance tasks on their own. Little and McCormick explain what an alternator, regulator, distributor, and timing belt are; how to change a tire, recharge a flat battery, check the oil, and assess tire pressure; what to do when a car breaks down or when an accident occurs; how to buy a car without being taken advantage of; and more. Straightforward and easy to follow-and including simple step-by-step diagrams and pictures to help along the way- 'Essential Car Care for Women' is the ultimate handbook to everything a woman should know about her set of wheels.

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""Essential Car Care for Women" is a great tool to have as it explains virtually everything the everyday driver might come across on the road. It's a must-have addition to your emergency car care kit."
--Danica Patrick, IndyCar Series winner and NASCAR driver

About the Author

Jamie Little is the NASCAR pit reporter for ESPN/ABC. She hosts a variety of TV and live events, and is well known on the NASCAR, Indy, and motocross scenes. She lives in Las Vegas.

Danielle McCormick is a self-taught car expert and the author of the best-selling U.K. title 'Essential Car Care for Girls'. She lives in Campbell, California.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for anyone who wants to understand cars March 31 2013
By Rod Schenker - Published on Amazon.com
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At first I thought it was a little sexist to have a car book 'for women' but realized it's just a great intro to car engines, transmissions, brakes, etc., that doesn't assume the reader knows any jargon to begin with. (Okay there is a lot of pink and purple in the graphics -- which apart from that are excellent!) Most women just didn't spend their childhood hanging out with dad in the garage. This book is really all you need to understand how cars work; definitely enough to ask your mechanic good questions until you understand what he's telling you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's not just for women! March 3 2013
By Robb Walters - Published on Amazon.com
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Although it's a little embarrasing to admit as a man, I don't really know much about cars and car maintenence. I've occasionally been lucky enough to have a friend or relative help me out, but more often I take it to a mechanic and wished for the best. I've never been armed with the information needed to make informed decisions and, most of all, know what's really required (vs. when I'm being taken advantage of).

This book solved that.

Now, while I may not start doing all of my own maintenence, I do feel confident about what work is reasonable (and around what price), what services are rip-offs and, most importantly, I know that I'm not going to line the auto shop's pockets with money due to my ignorance.

Do yourself a favor, ladies or guys, and get this book so you can stop getting ripped off!!! When I read it, I recognized the times I had been gullable and was suckered. It makes me mad still, but it won't happen again!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Managed to read the entire book despite.... March 3 2014
By TMR - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a good mechanic. I did not think I should know anything about car care. Also, I have no interest in automobiles. Then the local library purchased this book and I wanted to get my own copy. The things I should know are all in there.
5.0 out of 5 stars Now if my daughter will only READ it! March 2 2014
By Michigan Engineer - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book for my daughter, who is clueless when she goes to a mechanic and sometimes gets taken advantage of I suspect. Frankly, I'm a little turned-off by the title of the book, as it seems sexist. Car care is car care...for men or women. Do women get electric cars and men get gasoline cars or something?
Looking through the book myself though, it's good information for, well, anyone :)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ! Jan. 2 2014
By Holly Parten - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very informative, it had stuff in there my daddy didn't know easily read not a boring instruction manual helpful pictures
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