The 300,000 Mile Car

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Innovations in technology, increasingly stringent government regulations, and consumer demands have all combined to make the automobile one of today's most significant investments. As costs for new and pre-owned vehicles continue to rise, extending the life of the car has never been more important. That's why The 300,000 Mile Car is a "must." Inside this highly readable, sometimes humorous, self-help manual are easy-to-understand explanations, tips, guidelines and strategies for everything - from estimating the ...

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Innovations in technology, increasingly stringent government regulations, and consumer demands have all combined to make the automobile one of today's most significant investments. As costs for new and pre-owned vehicles continue to rise, extending the life of the car has never been more important. That's why The 300,000 Mile Car is a "must." Inside this highly readable, sometimes humorous, self-help manual are easy-to-understand explanations, tips, guidelines and strategies for everything - from estimating the real costs of car ownership through diagnosing common problems and avoiding fraud at the automotive repair shop. This guide devotes two chapters to the subject of purchasing a new or used car, going over items such as: finding out what dealers really pay, negotiating techniques, the games of the sales floor and how to avoid them, leasing vs. purchasing, types of leases, and how rebates actually work. An extraordinarily complete reference to economical car ownership, this book is guaranteed to take the mystery out of how cars operate and put readers in the driver's seat when it comes to controlling all of the expenses associated with owning and operating their vehicles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766831766
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/15/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy has been a part of the automotive service industry for 40 years. He is a member of SAE International. As a technician, he is an ASE Certified Triple Master plus L-1, and was inducted into the ASIA Technicians? Hall of Fame in 1996. He is also a certified locksmith. He began his career as a mechanic in a small, family-owned repair shop in Washington, D.C. In 1964, they did road service in the old-fashioned way, dispatching a mechanic in a jeep, not a tow truck, and getting most of the cars started on the roadside. Since then, Roy has worn many hats, including dealership service technician, assistant service manager, road tester, quality control specialist, automotive instructor and program head at a community college. He is co-author of The 300,000 Mile Car, published by Thomson Delmar Learning.

For the last 14 years, Roy has worked in Automotive Services at AAA's National Offices, and has continued to change hats. Today, he is Manager of Technical Training and Research, responsible for the towing manual, lockout manual, and training for emergency road service providers, as well as managing the onsite AAA Car Care Plus Center, which provides auto repairs and maintenance for AAA National Office employees.

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Table of Contents

Choosing the Right Car (in the first place). Taking Possession. Getting Off to a Good Start. Getting to Know Your Car. Your Car's Power Train Management Systems.: When Things Go Wrong.: Getting It Fixed!

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