Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide

Author: Patrice Banks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150114412X

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

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As featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross A do-it-herself guide to auto maintenance, roadside emergencies, and the real scoop on how women can get honest car service at the garage, from engineer turned auto mechanic and award-winning entrepreneur Patrice Banks. Do you feel lost when explaining your car problems to a mechanic? Do you panic when something goes wrong with your ride? Have you felt like you were being overcharged or pressured into unnecessary add-ons at the auto shop? Fear no more: The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide has got your back. So many women feel powerless, nervous, or embarrassed when taking our cars in for a repair, and yet we outnumber men both as drivers and as customers at auto repair shops The time has come for us to grab the wheel and finally take control of our cars. Filled with easy-to-follow illustrations and instructions, great tips, and lifesaving rules of thumb, The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide will help take away the confusion and mystery surrounding cars, teach women what they need to know about how their cars work, and what they need to do to keep them running smoothly. Patrice Banks was once like most of us: a self-professed “auto airhead” who was clueless about car maintenance, yet convinced that mechanics were taking advantage of her. Now she’s an auto pro devoted to empowering women to learn basic car repairs and knowing what to do in an emergency. So whether you get a flat tire when you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, your car overheats, or a mysterious dashboard light suddenly starts blinking, help is just a reach-in-the-glove-box away.

Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide

Author: Patrice Banks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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"Maintain your ride, think like a mechanic, get down and dirty under the hood"--from cover.

Essential Car Care for Women

Author: Jamie Little,Danielle McCormick

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580054498

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Despite the many advances women have made since the internal combustion engine was invented, there is still one widely held belief that won’t seem to go away: that when it comes to cars, women should just leave it to the men. In Essential Car Care for Women, ESPN NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little and Discovery Channel “Turbo Expert” Danielle McCormick team up to dispel this myth once and for all—and to offer the indispensable, hard-won advice women need to buy, sell, and care for their cars with confidence. With this handy guide, women will learn how to save themselves money by performing basic—but essential—maintenance tasks on their own. Little and McCormick explain what an alternator, regulator, distributor, and timing belt are; how to change a tire, recharge a flat battery, check the oil, and assess tire pressure; what to do when a car breaks down or when an accident occurs; how to buy a car without being taken advantage of; and more. Straightforward and easy to follow—and including simple step-by-step diagrams and pictures to help along the way—Essential Car Care for Women is the ultimate handbook to everything a woman should know about her set of wheels.

The Garage Girl's Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Your Car

Author: Courtney Hansen

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581825190

Category: Transportation

Page: 284

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A guide to automobile ownership and maintenance discusses what kind of car to buy, safety, inspection, fuel efficiency, avoiding theft, emergency supplies, basic tools, important car parts, and how to deal with mechanics.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever

Avoid Expensive Repairs, Improve Fuel Economy, Understand Your Warranty, Save Money

Author: Thomas Torbjornsen

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610609948

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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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 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!

The Girls of Atomic City

The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

Author: Denise Kiernan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451617542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed. Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it—women who are now in their eighties and nineties— The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. Combining the grand-scale human drama of The Worst Hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country’s history.

Dare to Repair

A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home

Author: Julie Sussman,Stephanie Glakas-Tenet

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060959843

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

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This is NOT your father's home repair book! And it's not your husband's, your brother's, your boyfriend's, or the guy's next door. Dare to Repair is a do-it-herself book for every woman who would rather be self-reliant than rely on a super or contractor. No matter the depth of your pockets or the size of your home, a toilet will get clogged, a circuit breaker will trip, and a smoke detector will stop working. It's up to you how you'll deal with them -- live in denial, pay the piper, or get real and do it yourself. Dare to Repair demystifies these home repairs by providing information that other books leave out. In Dare to Repair, you'll learn how to: Take the plunge -- from fixing a leaky faucet to cleaning the gutters. Lighten up -- from removing a broken light bulb to installing a dimmer switch. Keep your cool -- from maintaining a refrigerator's gasket to changing the rotation of a ceiling fan. Get a handle on it -- from replacing a doorknob to repairing a broken window. Play it safe -- from planning a fire escape route to installing a smoke detector. Filled with detailed illustrations, Dare to Repair provides even the most repair-challenged woman with the ability to successfully fix things around the home. Once you start, you won't want to stop.

Every Woman's Quick & Easy Car Care

A Worry-free Guide to Car Troubles, Trials & Travels

Author: Bridget Kachur

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580174510

Category: Transportation

Page: 262

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Great for new drivers, those who want to learn more about the inner workings of an automobile, and any woman who's ever been stuck on the road with a broken car, this user-friendly guide is the perfect glove compartment resource. Two color. Illustrations throughout.

Idiot's Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance

Author: Dave Stribling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615647643

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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As today's cars continue to become more complicated and complex, the cost to repair them has continued to climb. However, with some basic knowledge and a little know-how, many of the most expensive repairs can be avoided by simple, regular maintenance, or relatively inexpensive repairs that can be done with a few tools and step-by-step instructions. Car expert, Dave Stribling, has seen every repair in the book, and in Idiot's Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance, he arms readers with the knowledge they'll need to troubleshoot and diagnose common problems and make simple repairs that are universal to most makes and models. Dozens of step-by-step, full-color photos and illustrations make DIY car repairs and maintenance so much easier. When the repair calls for an expert the time comes to take the car to the shop, Dave arms readers with the knowledge they'll need to make the right choices, to avoid unnecessary repairs, and to minimize the possibility of getting ripped off.

Basic Car Maintenance for Women

An Essential Guide and How-To for Your Car

Author: Jessy Patterson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781439230312

Category: Reference

Page: 42

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A basic car maintenance guide and how-to written with women in mind, offering foundations in engine oil, fuel systems, tires, and hoses and belts. The guide provides step-by-step procedures for inexpensive maintenance tasks as well as a section on jumper cable set-up and safety.

How Your Car Works

Your Guide to the Components & Systems of Modern Cars, Including Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Author: Arvid Linde

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845845005

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Describes the systems and parts of gasoline-powered, diesel, electric, hybrid, and alternative propulsion automobiles.

Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman

Author: JB Lynn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062134620

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Maggie Lee is not your average hitwoman. For one thing, she's never killed anyone. For another, after hitting her head in the car accident that killed her sister, her new best friend is a talking lizard—a picky eater, obsessed with Wheel of Fortune, that only Maggie can hear. Maggie, who can barely take care of herself, is desperate to help her injured and orphaned niece get the best medical care possible, so she reluctantly accepts a mobster's lucrative job offer: major cash to kill his monstrous son-in-law. Paired with Patrick Mulligan, a charming murder mentor (who happens to moonlight as a police detective), Maggie stumbles down her new career path, contending with self-doubt, three meddling aunts, a semi-psychic friend predicting her doom, and a day job she hates. Oh, and let's not forget about Paul Kowalski, the sexy beat cop who could throw her ass in jail if he finds out what she's up to. Training has never been so complicated! And, this time, Maggie has to get the job done. Because if she doesn't . . . she's the mob's next target.

Auto Repair For Dummies

Author: Deanna Sclar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118054727

Category: Transportation

Page: 552

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The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start. Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.

The savvy woman's guide to cars

Author: Lisa Murr Chapman

Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group

ISBN: 9780553374087

Category: Transportation

Page: 257

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Offers advice to women on buying, selling, maintaining, and repairing cars

Found in Translation

How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World

Author: Nataly Kelly,Jost Zetzsche

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101611928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Translation. It’s everywhere we look, but seldom seen—until now. Found in Translation reveals the surprising and complex ways that translation shapes the world. Covering everything from holy books to hurricane warnings and poetry to peace treaties, Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche offer language lovers and pop culture fans alike an insider’s view of the ways in which translation spreads culture, fuels the global economy, prevents wars, and stops the outbreak of disease. Examples include how translation plays a key role at Google, Facebook, NASA, the United Nations, the Olympics, and more.

Success Through Failure

The Paradox of Design

Author: Henry Petroski

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691122250

Category: Science

Page: 235

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Contends that modeling engineering designs solely on past successes and ignoring past missteps is a path toward eventual failure.

The Get 'Em Girls' Guide to the Power of Cuisine

Perfect Recipes for Spicing Up Your Love Life

Author: Shakara Bridgers,Jeniece Isley,Joan A. Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416592520

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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In Life, Get ' Em Girls Always Go After What They Want... You know a Get 'Em Girl when you see one. She's got it together: great job, nice friends, and plenty of style. But when it comes to love, not all Get 'Em Girls have it figured out. While some may think it's a cliché, maybe the way to a lover's heart is still through his stomach. But who has time to be chained to a stove? Just like having an extra job skill can help you get hired, someone willing to invest a little time and energy into a relationship definitely stands out in a crowded dating field. The Get 'Em Girls' Guide to the Power of Cuisine features over 120 easy and delicious recipes that reflect the authors' southern-girl-in-the-big-city upbringings and will complement every stage of a growing relationship: "Grown 'n' Sexy" desserts meant for sharing The first "Morning After" Breakfast The "Bring Him Back" Chicken Soup when he's sick "Meet the Parents" Carrot Cake and much more! Whether planning an intimate dinner for two or a down-home feast reminiscent of Mama's Sunday dinner, The Get 'Em Girls' Guide to the Power of Cuisine is filled with helpful tips, from stocking the pantry, to selecting wine, and even dating advice! Cooking for a lover can be more meaningful (and cheaper) than dining out. But this is about more than just the food: it's about women investing in themselves and in their relationships. For all the women who aren't afraid to go after what they want, The Get 'Em Girls' Guide to the Power of Cuisine is a must-have in their kitchens!

Car Smarts

An Easy-to-use Guide to Understanding Your Car & Communicating with Your Mechanic

Author: Mary Jackson

Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub

ISBN: 9781562614577

Category: Transportation

Page: 253

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Covers such topics as buying and leasing; the engine; the exhaust system and emission controls; oil; the cooling, heating, and air-conditioning systems; the drive train, and road safety

Designing Soldier Systems

Current Issues in Human Factors

Author: Dr Laurel Allender,Dr Pamela Savage-Knepshield,Mr John Lockett III,Mr John Martin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409471969

Category: Science

Page: 500

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This book focuses on contemporary human factors issues within the design of soldier systems and describes how they are currently being investigated and addressed by the U.S. Army to enhance soldier performance and effectiveness. Designing Soldier Systems approaches human factors issues from three main perspectives. In the first section, Chapters 1-5 focus on complexity introduced by technology, its impact on human performance, and how issues are being addressed to reduce cognitive workload. In the second section, Chapters 6-10 concentrate on obstacles imposed by operational and environmental conditions on the battlefield and how they are being mitigated through the use of technology. The third section, Chapters 11-21, is dedicated to system design and evaluation including the tools, techniques and technologies used by researchers who design soldier systems to overcome human physical and cognitive performance limitations as well as the obstacles imposed by environmental and operations conditions that are encountered by soldiers. The book will appeal to an international multidisciplinary audience interested in the design and development of systems for military use, including defense contractors, program management offices, human factors engineers, human system integrators, system engineers, and computer scientists. Relevant programs of study include those in human factors, cognitive science, neuroscience, neuroergonomics, psychology, training and education, and engineering.