Get the confidence and know-how you need to fix and maintain your vehicle like a pro! Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing simple maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'll explore key systems and keep everything running in tiptop shape. Get to know your vehicle — understand what you're looking at when you check under the hood Keep your cool — add and change coolant and change the oil Ensure a smooth ride — buy new tires, care for tires, and change tires Stay on top of your electrical system — change spark plugs, fuses, and the battery Be a buddy to your brakes — check your brakes for wear; flush the system and change the fluid; adjust your parking brake Recognize the sounds of trouble — suss out sounds, squeaks, rattles, vibrations, and more Open the book and find: A step-by-step under-the-hood checklist How to jack up your vehicle safely How to check and change your own oil Eco-friendly tips for saving fuel Helpful illustrations that demonstrate repairs Whether it's time for a tune-up Tips on identifying common sounds, squeaks, and leaks Learn to: Perform routine repairs and maintenance Troubleshoot problems and symptoms Save fuel and extend your car's life
Buying a car is never easy. Besides spending a sizeable amount of money on this investment, your liveliness probably relies on this vehicle. You need to know that your car will get you from point A to point B in a timely and safe manner—so buying a lemon is not something you can afford to do. Buying A Car For Dummies is for you if you need to find out how to buy, sell, insure, drive, protect, or rent a vehicle. It doesn’t matter how old you are (as long as you can legally drive and have a license), this book can make your experience with cars a smooth ride. Buying A Car For Dummies can help you save a truckload of money over the life of your vehicle as you find out all you need to know about new and used car ownership in this entertaining and informative reference guide. This dependable book covers all avenues of buying and owning a car, from negotiating a fair price to finding reliable insurance to saving money on routine servicing. You’ll stay in the driver& ’s seat as you discover how to: Calculate how much you current car really costs you Weigh the pros and cons of buying new or used Get the best trade-in, resale, or donation value for your vehicle Pick out a cherry and avoid lemons—expert advice for buying a reliable used car Determine what features and options you really need in a new car Get the straight scoop on financing or leasing your car Find an insurance policy and company you can trust Protect your automotive assets—from steering wheel locks to full-blown security systems With Buying A Car For Dummies as your guide, you can park you fears, frustrations, and anxieties as you discover how to decide between buying or leasing new wheels, how to negotiate with car dealers, how to foil car thieves and carjackers, how to protect yourself in a breakdown or accident, and how to protect your automotive assets with insurance, warranties, and service contracts. Plus, the book features a list of ten great automotive Web sites for pricing information, ratings, industry news, diagnostic troubleshooting, and more.
Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business. If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference? Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points New (and not so new) owners who need help with training Owners looking for just the right veterinarian Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide: Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come Understanding Pit Bull body language Helping your dog become a social animal Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.
Your hands-on manual for repairing small engines Small engines are a common staple among in most home garrages. Proper care and maintenance is critical to ensure an engine's lifetime and performance are maximized. Small Engine Repair For Dummies provides you with a do-it-yourself manual for small engine repair, complete with step by step instructions and money-saving tips. You'll get all the information you need to fix your own, portable pumps; motorcycles; gas powered tools, chain saws, lawn care equiopment and other outdoor gadgets without ever leaving your garage. The operation of basic two-stroke and four-stroke engines Diagnosing mechanical, fuel, and electrical problems Replacing parts, oil changes, engine tune-ups, belt replacements, and more Small Engine Repair For Dummies is a plain-English instruction manual for anyone with the tools to perform small engine repair at home.
ظل يُقال لنا طيلة عشرات السنوات إن التفكير الإيجابي هو المفتاح إلى حياة سعيدة ثرية. لكن مارك مانسون يشتم تلك " الإيجابية " ويقول: " فلنكن صادقين، السيء سيء وعلينا أن نتعايش مع هذا ". لا يتهرّب مانسون من الحقائق ولا يغفلها بالسكّر، بل يقولها لنا كما هي: جرعة من الحقيقة الفجِّة الصادقة المنعشة هي ما ينقصنا اليوم. هذا الكتاب ترياق للذهنية التي نهدهد أنفسنا بها، ذهنية " فلنعمل على أن يكون لدينا كلنا شعور طيب " التي غزت المجتمع المعاصر فأفسدت جيلًا بأسره صار ينال ميداليات ذهبية لمجرد الحضور إلى المدرسة. ينصحنا مانسون بأن نعرف حدود إمكاناتنا وأن نتقبلها. وأن ندرك مخاوفنا ونواقصنا وما لسنا واثقين منه، وأن نكفّ عن التهرب والفرار من ذلك كله ونبدأ مواجهة الحقائق الموجعة، حتى نصير قادرين على العثور على ما نبحث عنه من جرأة ومثابرة وصدق ومسؤولية وتسامح وحب للمعرفة. لا يستطيع كل شخص أن يكون متميزًا متفوقًا. ففي المجتمع ناجحين وفاشلين؛ وقسم من هذا الواقع ليس عادلًا وليس نتيجة غلطتك أنت. وصحيح أن المال شيء حسن، لكن اهتمامك بما تفعله بحياتك أحسن كثيرًا؛ فالتجربة هي الثروة الحقيقية. إنها لحظة حديث حقيقي صادق لشخص يمسكك من كتفيك وينظر في عينيك. هذا الكتاب صفعة " منعشة لهذا الجيل حتى تساعده في عيش حياة راضية مستقرة.
Want to buy a car? Worried about getting ripped off? Don't know where to begin? Deanna Sclar, best-selling author of Auto Repair for Dummies returns to automotive subjects in this guide for nervous buyers and sellers of cars. She has been through the process and sorted out exactly what you want to know about everything from test drives and mechanical checks to costs and just kicking the tires. Filled with the simple, direct guidance her readers have come to expect, WHEELING AND DEALING FOR DUMMIES is just the thing for the amateur buyer or seller.
Manage and repair your credit Credit card debt is the third largest source of household indebtedness. Credit Repair Kit For Dummies gives you the tools you need to repair your credit. This new edition covers: major changes with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) inquiry into overdraft practices and their effect on consumers; dealing with the effect of tightened credit markets on those with good, marginal, or bad credit; best ways to recover from mortgage related score hits or minimize damage after walking away from a home; updated Vantage Score information; updated coverage on reporting programs like FICO Score watch, etc.; what makes a good FICO score today; a new section on significant others (boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse) and credit/debt sharing; Debt Relief Act in a mortgage meltdown situation; the latest tips and advice on dealing with identity theft and annoying collection calls; and more. Online you'll find sample credit reports, forms, templates, and other helpful tools to help whip your credit into shape. Updated credit score examples with new ranges New information about IRS exceptions to the Mortgage Forgiveness Advice and tips about adding information to a credit report, and beefing-up thin credit Useful, downloadable, forms and tools on Dummies.com If you have mediocre credit and want or need to better manage it in order to get a job, reduce insurance costs, qualify for banking products, and more, Credit Repair Kit For Dummies has it covered.
A Do-It-Herself Guide to Maintenance, Safety, Minor Fix-Its, and Talking Shop
Author: Julie Sussman
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: House & Home
We're back! And this time we've got your back when it comes to you and your car. In Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home, we opened the door for you into the world of basic home repairs. Now, we're opening a different one -- a car door. Dare to Repair Your Car is a basic car care and safety book written by women for women ... and men, and new teen drivers, and senior drivers. Okay, it's for every person who dares to drive a car. Here are just some of the things that will keep you and your family safe: Changing a flat tire Maintaining fluids Jumpstarting a battery Replacing a headlamp Finding a great mechanic Installing a car seat Driving tips for teens and seniors Preparing for a road trip Filled with detailed illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, Dare to Repair Your Car will help you shift gears and get you moving in the direction of maintaining your car -- yourself. You'll be so excited about what you've learned you'll want to toot your own horn!
Just because electronic spreadsheets like Excel 2000 have become almost as commonplace on today’s personal computers as word processors and games doesn’t mean that they’re either well understood or well used. Excel is a great organizer for all types of data, be they numeric, textual, or otherwise. Excel 2000 For Windows For Dummies covers all the fundamental techniques that you need to know in order to create, edit, format, and print your own worksheets. In addition to showing you around the worksheet, this fun and friendly book exposes you to the basics of charting, creating databases, and converting spreadsheets into Web pages. Expect to pick up invaluable tips and tricks on Creating a spreadsheet from the get-go Dressing up the look of your cells Printing your spreadsheet masterpiece Facing a database Making sense of multiple worksheets Editing your worksheet Web pages Keeping things simple, this book cuts to the chase by telling you in plain terms just what it is that you need to do to accomplish a task using Excel. With spreadsheets as the focus, Excel 2000 For Windows For Dummies shows you how to Launch Excel from a toolbar or browser Mess around with the menu bar Fabricate fabulous formulas Tamper with how text wraps Add hyperlinks to a worksheet Work with WordArt Customize and design your own toolbars Explore top features of Excel 2000 One look at the Excel 2000 screen (with all the boxes, buttons, and tabs), and you realize that there's a whole lot of stuff going on. With this book as your expert companion, you can tame your anxiety over the tech stuff and cell-abrate success with all the computing, text-editing, and formatting potential in this powerhouse program.