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Essential Car Care for Women Paperback – Feb 26 2013
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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
"Explanations of automobile systems are concise and clear. The emphasis is on the important bits-what owners should do to keep their vehicle in good condition and when to turn it over to a professional. Emergency fixes and how to buy a new or used car round out this nifty manual. VERDICT This is a good update for Julie Sussman & Stephanie Glakas-Tenet's Dare To Repair Your Car. As it lacks an overwhelming amount of mechanical instruction, this book proves useful and approachable. It will appeal to high school to adult audiences, male or female, though guys may be leery of the pink cover. Very strongly recommended."- Library Journal, starred review
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.
Top Customer Reviews
I have worked on cars and all kinds of equipment for years and I found it to have excellent descriptions of how the thing actually works. It fills the gap a lot of books leave by providing the basics of how the car mechanically functions.
Then again I am bit old school when it comes to cars as I think (gasp) that someone driving a 1500kg piece of hurtling steel and glass down the road at 100km/hr should have some clue as to how it works.
This book also goes a long way to arming yourself when you have to make the dreaded visit to the shop when you car needs work. If you read this book you will quickly know when someone is really trying to rip you off.
Good book for anyone
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
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!!!
Later than evening, as my daughter was reading it in their common room she noted out-loud some points about automobiles about which she was unaware. Soon the other three were over her shoulder reading the notes and looking at the diagrams. Two of them ordered it from Amazon that night. A few days later, a guy friend of my daughter--who is quite knowledgeable about autos--kidded her about it when he saw it in the car. She recited a few facts from the book that he didn't know. He asked if he could borrow it--just "to look".
Bottom line: this is an intelligent book for women who need to know about automobiles but are not particularly interested in doing the intricate repairs or upgrades themselves, just the basic care. But it describes all the processes well so they can make good decisions when discussing issues with a mechanic or car repair center. Highly recommended.
Looking through the book myself though, it's good information for, well, anyone :)