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The best-selling car repair manual – 400,000 copies – has been sold, but is now widely reorganized and updated.

Forty-eight percent of U.S. households do at least some car maintenance themselves, with women accounting for one-third of that market, which is $34 billion. For new or upcoming car mechanics, this shows that “how to do yourself” has long been a mandatory requirement, and now it is still even better. The complete overhaul now places relevant repair and maintenance information immediately after each automotive system is reviewed, making it much easier to find practical repair and maintenance instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information, eliminating the discussion of carburetors and adding coverage for hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She also revised oil set-up and replacement schedules to include driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new troubleshooting tips and timing for a professional mechanic. For those who want to save on car repair and maintenance, this book is a good place to start.

Deanna Sclar(Long Beach, California), a renowned car repair specialist and consumer advocate, contributed to the Los Angeles Times and gave interviews in Tonight, NBC Night News and other television programs.