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Mechanic Shop Femme's guide to car ownership : uncomplicating cars for all of us / Chaya M. Milchtein.

"Automotive educator, journalist, and social media influencer Chaya M. Milchtein is a queer woman who has spent the last decade deeply entrenched in the automotive industry. She also understands that queer folks and women often find it daunting to buy a car and, subsequently, deal with the realities of getting it insured and repaired. Chaya speaks to readers of all identities and socio-economic backgrounds, arming them with the necessary knowledge to navigate the intimidating automotive industry. At its core, this book is an accessible and comprehensive guide that will put readers at ease by providing them with basic knowledge about car ownership and maintenance. From buying a car, to getting it insured, finding the perfect mechanic, and dealing with car emergencies, Chaya encourages her audience to make educated decisions regarding their vehicles."

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  • ISBN: 9780316565516
  • ISBN: 0316565512
  • Physical Description: vii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-278) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Budgeting, research, and more to help you buy the right car -- Buying the damn car--the right way -- Car insurance and extended warranties -- Your owner's manual and emergency kit -- How to find a good mechanic -- Preventive maintenance: fluids, filters, belts, and hoses -- Brakes -- Tires -- Maintenance you should do yourself -- Dash lights -- Car emergencies, defensive driving, and when to move on -- Electric vehicles and hybrids -- How to sell your car -- Final thoughts.
Subject: Automobiles > Maintenance and repair > Amateurs' manuals.
Automobile ownership > Guidebooks.
Automobiles > Purchasing > Guidebooks.
Automobiles > Maintenance and repair.
Automobiles > Possession > Guides.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.
Informational works.
Instructional and educational works.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berks County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at RACC.


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RACC New - TL151 .M55 2024 (Text) 33624024975920 New Available -

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