How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Avoid Expensive Repairs, Improve Fuel Economy, Understand Your Warranty, Save Money

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For many people, a well-maintained automobile is a source of pride and peace of mind. But for others, the idea of routine maintenance is daunting. How to Make Your Car Last Forever will guide you through the minefield of preventative maintenance, repair, extended warranties, and magic elixirs that claim to cure everything from oil consumption to male-pattern baldness!

Author, car repair expert, and host of satellite radio show America's Car Show with Tom Torbjornsen, Tom ...

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Overview

For many people, a well-maintained automobile is a source of pride and peace of mind. But for others, the idea of routine maintenance is daunting. How to Make Your Car Last Forever will guide you through the minefield of preventative maintenance, repair, extended warranties, and magic elixirs that claim to cure everything from oil consumption to male-pattern baldness!

Author, car repair expert, and host of satellite radio show America's Car Show with Tom Torbjornsen, Tom Torbjornsen has seen it all in his 40 years in the automobile industry. Let him show you how to extend the life of your car indefinitely. In How to Make Your Car Last Forever, he explains the what, when, and why's of automotive maintenance and repairs in easy-to-understand terms. Simple how-to projects supplement the learning with step-by-step instructions that will save you time and money.

While you may not want your car to last forever, Torbjornsen's advice will help you preserve it indefinitely while maximizing resale value down the road. Preventative maintenance is the key to the automotive fountain of youth. Let Tom Torbjornsen show you the way!

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"From wiper blades to the transmission oil, Torbjornsen shows you that there is nothing to fear from your car and much to be gained with a little understanding." -North Shore News (Canada)



"... great for holiday giving and reading. It guides you through the minefield of preventative maintenance, repair, extended warranties, and over-hyped cure-all products. Tom's advice will help you preserve your car and maximize its resale value." - Auto Trader Classics

"In words and detailed photography, the book shows and tells you how and when to do the maintenance needed to keep your truck on the road if not forever, then for at least a couple hundred thousand miles." -The Modesto Bee

"If you have a driver on your gift list who isn't exactly mechanically inclined, a perfect primer is Tom Torbjornsen's How to Make Your Car Last Forever. It describes in layman terms how your modern automobile is put together and works, and how to take care of it, including simple maintenance tasks anyone can handle and when it's best to let the experts take over." - The Wichita Eagle

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760337967
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 10/3/2010
  • Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 544,839
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Torbjornsen is the creator and host of America's Car Show, which has been on radio airwaves since 1991. With over 35 years in the automotive industry and almost two decades in automotive talk radio, Tom makes learning about cars easy with his personal manner, his expert advice, and his high energy and entertaining style. He has the unique gift of simplifying the complex and demystifying the technical.

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