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Everyone's Guide to Buying a Used Car and Car Maintenance
by Scotty Kilmer

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

October 30, 2017

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Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 50 years and star of YouTube’s “The Scotty Kilmer Channel” for DIY car repair (with over 200 million video views), has revised and updated his book: Everyone’s Guide to Buying a Used Car and Car Maintenance. In the book, he shows how to check out used cars for purchase yourself and how to avoid the proverbial used automobile “lemon.” From the initial glance at the dealer (or private seller) through the road test and bartering stage, Scotty shows how to evaluate a vehicle for purchase, and also provides more in-depth tips for experienced do-it-yourselfers. And as a bonus, he also provides tips on essential auto maintenance for all autos, used or not. Whatever your level of sophistication, this book will help keep you from getting swindled in your next car purchase and keep you on the road for many years to come.
The Mechanic: The Secret World of the F1 Pitlane
by Marc 'Elvis' Priestley

Language

English

Pages

246

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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In the high octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers. And yet, without the technical knowledge, competitive determination and outright obsession from his garage of mechanics, no driver could possibly hope to claim a spot on the podium. These are the guys who make every World Champion, and any mistakes can have critical consequences. <br /><br />That's not to say the F1 crew is just a group of highly skilled technical engineers, tweaking machinery in wind tunnels and crunching data through high spec computers. These boys can seriously let their hair down. Whether it be parties on luxury yachts in Monaco or elaborate photo opportunities in gravity-defying aeroplanes, this is a world which thrills on and off the track.<br /><br />Join McLaren's former Number One mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley as he tours the world, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win. <br /><br />This is Formula One as you've never seen it before.
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road
by Finn Murphy

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p>A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab.</p><br /><p>More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.</p><br /><p>In <em>The Long Haul</em>, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings.</p><br /><p>Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. <em>The Long Haul</em> is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.”</p><br /><p>Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn’s memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live.</p><br /><p>Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, <em>The Long Haul</em> is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.</p>
5 minute pro: Prepare your car for winter
by Robert Consworth

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English

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Publication Date

November 18, 2017

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Having the right equipment in your car is key to have the easiest winter possible. Simple objects to knowing when to change winter tires are all mentioned and explained in this book. In 5 minutes you will be able to be a real pro when it comes to winter.
Urban Outlaw: Dirt Don’t Slow You Down
by Magnus Walker

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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<b>***THE TOP 10 BESTSELLER***</b><br /><br />Magnus Walker is one of life’s originals. Serial entrepreneur, fashion designer, TV presenter, motivational speaker and one of the world’s most prolific Porsche collectors, the dreadlocked, tattooed hoarder of individual creativity is a very modern incarnation of idiosyncratic success.<br /><br />Raised in the grim, urban decay of Thatcher’s Britain, Sheffield-born Magnus Walker left school with just two O levels and drifted for several years before buying a one-way ticket to America. Now, 30 years and three successful businesses later, by following his instincts, rejecting convention and pursuing his passions Magnus has succeeded against all the odds.<br /><br />Here, for the first time, is the full story of his journey from a Northern steel town to the bright lights of Hollywood, from a boy with little hope to an anti-establishment hero. Along the way we’ll witness his potent combination of inspiration and graft, discover his motivations and his ambitions, and come to understand his philosophy and the keys to his success.<br /><br />Inspiring and exhilarating, URBAN OUTLAW is a compelling tale of succeeding through pure instinct and determination by a man who was brave enough to follow his own path.
Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edi...
by Lee Parks

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 15, 2014

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.
The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-...
by , Daniel T. Jones

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 13, 2007

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The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors.<BR><BR>When <i>The Machine That Changed the World</i> was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world’s largest auto maker. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota’s lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success.<BR> <BR>Authors Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system. They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and predicted that lean production would eventually triumph. Indeed, they argued that it would triumph not just in manufacturing but in every value-creating activity from health care to retail to distribution.<BR> <BR>Today <i>The Machine That Changed the World</i> provides enduring and essential guidance to managers and leaders in every industry seeking to transform traditional enterprises into exemplars of lean success.
Auto Repair For Dummies
by Deanna Sclar

Language

English

Pages

556

Publication Date

April 29, 2009

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The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.
Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead (MIT Press)
by , Melba Kurman

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

September 30, 2016

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<div>In the coming decade, intelligent cars and trucks will hit the streets, rearranging established industries, enabling new business models, saving lives, easing air pollution, and reshaping cities. Long-suffering commuters will finally be able to live wherever they wish, and read (or nap) on their drive to work. The bad news is that hundreds of thousands of driving-related jobs are at risk, our legal system will need to be re-drawn, and passenger privacy could become a luxury of the past.</div><div><br />This book provides a jargon-free overview of the disruptive technologies that enable driverless cars, in particular, Deep Learning, an emerging form of artificial intelligence. Although the technology is nearly ready, car companies and policy makers may not be. The authors shed light on the opportunities and risks posed by self-driving vehicles, and make a compelling case for why their development should be our society's next concerted "Apollo moment." <i>Driverless</i> is a comprehensive and entertaining exploration of self-driving cars. </div>
How to Drive: Real World Instruction and Advice from Hollywood's ...
by Ben Collins

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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Here's the ultimate guide to being the best—and safest—driver possible. And an absolute must for everyone with a learner's permit. Former <em>Top Gear</em> Stig and professional driver Ben Collins shares expert skills culled from a twenty year career as one of the best drivers in the world, famous for racing in the Le Mans series and NASCAR, piloting the Batmobile, and dodging bullets with James Bond. Refined over thousands of hours of elite-level performance in the physics of driving, his philosophy results in greater control and safer, more efficient and fun driving for all skill levels.

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