Getting Started (Auto Repair)

Part I:

If you want the basics, this is the part for you. I cover things that everyone who drives should know, like how decide whether you want to do a job yourself, how to get the hood open, how to use a jack and change a tire, and how to take anything apart and put it back together again. A monthly under-the-hood check that can prevent 70 percent of highway breakdowns, and a bunch of easy repair jobs, should transform you from an “l<an Y-do-it-myselfer” into a hands-on mechanic. I also describe the tools that you’ll need at one time or another if you plan to do regular maintenance and simple repairs, and I give you pointers on what you can borrow and what you should buy.

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