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Don't let your mechanic pick your pocket!: A simple guide that can save you money and keep the dishonest mechanic in line. It works for any car, truck or SUV, anywhere you live.
Don't let your mechanic pick your pocket A simple guide that can save you money and keep the dishonest mechanic in line It works for any car truck or SUV anywhere you live Author:George A. Moyer THIS IS THE BOOK MOST MECHANICS DON'T WANT YOU TO HAVE! "Don't let your mechanic pick your pocket" is a ground breaking new book intended for car owners who don't know much about cars, don't have time to learn or don't really care to. They will still find, however, a need to put the odds in their favor when they have to see a mechanic. ?T... more »his book is designed to save its readers money and provide the knowledge needed to deal with unscrupulous repair shops found everywhere you go?, George says. "It is short, concise and straight to the point. Best of all, you won't get greasy, or in most cases even have to touch your car, AND, you don't need any mechanical background to understand it!" It was written by a retired mechanic and shop owner who is tired of seeing people ripped off by less than honest mechanics. He was constantly having to defend an honest shop because of all the crooks out there! He spent much of his shop's resources helping single moms and indigent families. He was appalled at the instances of creative bill writing and haphazard repairs by other shops, even when they knew their clients couldn't afford it. To fight back, he has spent the last two years compiling a list of the most common symptoms and what they mean. He has translated them into terms we can all understand, and put them in a book small enough to keep in the glove box for when it's really needed. You will also find helpful hints, a glossary of the most frequently used terms, what they mean and much more. The auther promises the book will easily reveal a variety of bumper-to-bumper noise, leak and vibration symptoms into understandable diagnoses. The goal is for car owners to be able to know enough of their problem and what to expect BEFORE seeing a mechanic. It also focuses on safety, maintenance and USEFUL information, including ways to help yourself if you're so inclined. He says: "The internet is full of all kinds of information about unscrupulous mechanics, detailed information on specific repairs and problems, and endless blogs and commentary on the dos and don?ts of automotive repair. There are also the sites that will help you diagnose your problem at $20.00 a pop or more, if you can get past the rabbit trails and advertisements. I?ve been through these sites, filled out the forms, taken the surveys and almost never get any useful information. Besides, when is the last time you broke down next to your computer? You can put this little book in your glove compartment and have it handy when you really need it." THIS IS THE BOOK MOST MECHANICS DON'T WANT YOU TO HAVE! "It will pay for its self over and over again", says George. This is a must for anyone who drives, anywhere in the world. Mr. Moyer has been a professional in the automotive industry for nearly forty years, an Army veteran, husband, father and grandfather. He is active in his church and community and a recipient of the United Way "Unsung Hero" award for his charitable contributions. Customer Mark S. says, ?I have seen a preview copy of Don't Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket!. The book is informative and imminently useful. If my daughter had had this book, she could have saved her engine and $3000.? ?Having no knowledge of cars, I was expecting to have trouble reading a book about car repairs. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was easy to understand and made me feel empowered to face the world of mechanics. No more rip-offs for me.? ?Cindy H. Ringoes, N.J. Find a more detailed overview at mechanicsscam.com.« less
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This brief but informative book provides a short background to the author, George A. Moyer, who is a retired mechanic and shop owner, before explaining some basic principles behind the operation of a light motor vehicle. Dont Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket gives the most essential maintenance guidelines and lists noises and symptoms that might help you to determine where a problem with your vehicle lies. The language used throughout is that of the average driver who knows more how to negotiate his or her way in and out of a traffic jam or how to park the car than about the inner workings of a cars engine. The format and layout of the text is very clear, from the headings of the chapters (including Dos and Donts, Changing a Flat Tire, and Replacing a Rear View Mirror), through the brief and to-the-point subheadings (ranging from the different parts of the car, such as Brakes, Suspension, and Transmission to the various symptoms that one might detect, including Chirping, Humming/Grinding, and Loss of Heat), to the very font itself, which is well-spaced and which should be easily readable by flashlight (if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere on a deep, dark, dismal night!).
The glossaries of terms, as well as of Most Frequent Parts and What They Do should prove most useful when a mechanic tries to befuddle you with technocrese. Moyers explanations are so simple, straightforward and reliable that they have the capacity to inspire confidence in even the most inexperienced driver. His honest, at home, down to earth advice is enough to take the worries out of even your most frazzled moment. In addition to guiding what moves you make in registering and reporting any concerns that you have regarding your vehicle, Moyer provides the following invaluable Top Ten Lists: Most Important Repairs (Safety in Mind), Least Important Repairs (Safety in Mind), Most Expensive Repairs, and Easiest Repairs to Get Ripped off with. The illustrations are appended to the main text, so that they are quickly accessible to the reader. Clear diagrams are provided of tread wear patterns, universal joints, front-, rear- and four-wheel drives, front and rear suspension, engine components, drum and disc brakes, excessive belt wear, and typical lift points.
In short, this is a key guide to the functioning of your car, which should be kept with you at all times when you are on the road. You are likely to find it as helpful as a well-supplied tool kit and, in many cases, a great deal less daunting than your own cars manual. An ideal gift for handing over with the first set of car keys to any youngster, this little book should provide much comfort to you as the parent of a relatively inexperienced car owner. So, if you are a stranger to the workings of your car, or know someone else who is, purchase a copy of this book and DO keep it in your cars glove compartmentyou wont be sorry that you have!