The Savvy Woman's Guide to Cars

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An all-purpose car book written by a woman for women demystifies the car through step-by-step instructions in buying, selling, maintaining, and repairing, offers solutions to common problems, and gives readers a sense of control over their cars. Original.

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"If you have ever left a car repair shop or dealership wondering, "Did I just get taken for a ride?" then this book is for you. Encapsulating everything a woman needs to know about cars, The Savvy Woman's Guide To Cars invites readers into life "under the hoop." Author Lisa Chapman, a car dealer herself, demystifies the car through step-by-step instruction in buying, selling, maintaining, and repairing. Much more than a manual, the book instills in readers a sense of power and control over their cars and provides easy-to-follow solutions for a myriad of annoyingly frequent car problems, including tips on what to do if your car is "Acting funny" to real money-saving techniques for conserving gas and do-it-yourself maintenance. Chapman's invaluable advice is complemented by more than 50 line drawings, tables, charts, checklists, and detailed scripts that further allow readers to understand how to handle road emergencies and breakdowns, avoid car crimes and mechanical scams, and cut car costs in half.

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Women, savvy or not, are often given inferior treatment by our friends engaged in the automotive arts and sciences. In some exceptionally cosmopolitan environments (Iowa City, Madison, Berkeley, etc.), there may be women mechanics who are less likely to routinely mistreat female customers, but they are a tiny minority among extant car salespeople and mechanics. Chapman strives to improve the odds of a woman getting a fair deal when buying or maintaining a car and succeeds wonderfully, explaining the inner workings of automobile and showroom cogently and incisively. Although she aims it at women, her advice will make anyone who feels disadvantaged when dealing with either the grease-and-power-tools set or the blow-dried gods of FANTASTIC DEALS IN PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION! grateful. Featuring tips like "use a credit card for repair fraud protection" and such features as handy monthly payment tables for comparing financing options, this is one of the best consumer guides available. Mike Tribby

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