Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Automotive Repair. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

“A deeply reported and business-savvy chronicle of Tesla's wild ride.” — Walter Isaacson, New York Times Book Review   The outrageous inside story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car—from award-winning Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary; to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets; his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential. The gas-guzzling car was in need of disruption; the world was ready for Car 2.0. So they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. But as the saying goes, to make a small fortune in cars, start with a big fortune. Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics more than once took the company he had initially funded largely with his own money to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds--and changed the future.

  • Author: Tim Higgins
  • Publisher: Doubleday (August 3, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0385545457
  • Dimensions: 6.39 x 1.4 x 9.58 inches

                 

2. CDL Study Guide 2020 and 2021: CDL Training Book 2020 and 2021 with Practice Test Questions for the Commercial Drivers License Exam [3rd Edition]


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

Test Prep Books' CDL Study Guide 2020 and 2021: CDL Training Book 2020 and 2021 with Practice Test Questions for the Commercial Drivers License Exam 3rd Edition Taking the CDL test? Want to get a good score? Written by Test Prep Books, this comprehensive study guide includes: Quick Overview Test-Taking Strategies Introduction Driving Safely Transporting Transporting Passengers Safely Air Brakes Combination Vehicles Doubles and Triples And More! Practice Questions Detailed Answer Explanations Studying is hard. We know. We want to help. You can ace your test. Each part of the test has a full review . This study guide covers everything likely to be on the CDL test. Lots of practice test questions are included. Miss one and want to know why? There are detailed answer explanations to help you avoid missing the same question a second time. Are you a bad test taker? Use your time wisely with the latest test-taking strategies . Don't settle for just learning what is on the test. Learn how to be successful with that knowledge. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips . This will help you save time and avoid making common mistakes on test day. Get your CDL study guide . It includes review material, CDL practice test questions, and test-taking strategies. It has everything you need for success.

  • Author: TPB Publishing
  • Publisher: Test Prep Books (July 24, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-1628456677
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.52 x 11 inches

                 

3. Auto Repair For Dummies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

Auto Repair For Dummies, 2 nd Edition (9781119543619) was previously published as Auto Repair For Dummies, 2 nd Edition (9780764599026). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.    The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated 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. 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.

  • Author: Deanna Sclar
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd edition (January 7, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1119543619
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.6 x 8.9 inches

                 

4. American Muscle Cars Coloring Book


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

Muscle Car is an American term used to refer to a range of high-performance automobiles. The peak of this genre ran from 1960’ to 1970’ before going out of fashion. Originally sold at an affordable price, a Muscle Car is characterized by two-door, powered by a high-displacement V8 engine, rear wheel drive and sports coupe style designed for four or more passengers. In this book, I have included a selection of the most beautiful Muscle Cars, each one depicted from a front and a rear view, for a total of 24 ready-to-decorate illustrations. •1965 PONTIAC GTO•1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS •1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28•1969 SHELBY MUSTANG•1970 BUICK GSX •1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS•1970 MERCURY CYCLONE•1970 MUSTANG MACH•1970 PLYMOUTH GTX•1971 DODGE CHALLENGER •1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA •1972 DODGE CHARGERThe book contains also a section that includes all the cars images printed in a smaller size to allow you to test the colors and techniques before proceeding to work on the larger images. Pages are printed on one side only.

  • Author: Happy Coloring
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 24, 2016)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 978-1523643202
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.19 x 11 inches

                 

5. Vehicle Maintenance Log Book: Simple Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Book


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

Vehicle Maintenance Log Books are important to track maintenance and repair. This book has 110 pages and each page has four lines to enter details of date, description of service, mileage and cost (total of 440 entries of maintenance and repair) . This Vehicle Maintenance Log Book can also be used for personal or small business purposes to record and track vehicle maintenance. Convenient size of 8.25 inches x 6 inches. This Vehicle Maintenance Log Book is perfect for keeping record of vehicle maintenance.

  • Author: Elegant Simple Trackers
  • Publisher: Independently published (October 18, 2019)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Personal Finance
  • ISBN: 978-1700567819
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.26 x 6 inches

                 



6. How Cars Work


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

How Cars Work is a completely illustrated primer describing the 250 most important car parts and how they work. This mini test book includes wonderfully simple line drawings and clear language to describe all the automotive systems as well as a glossary, index, and a test after each chapter. How Cars Work provides the basic vocabulary and mechanical knowledge to help a reader talk intelligently with mechanics understand shop manuals, and diagnosis car problems. Tom Newton guides the reader with a one topic per page format that delivers information in bite size chunks, just right for teenage boys. How Cars Work was the most stolen book at Kennedy High School in Richmond California! Teachers like our title and so do librarians. The History channel, Modern Marvels-2000, Actuality Productions, Inc is using How Cars Work to train staff for a documentary on automobiles.

  • Author: Tom Newton
  • Publisher: Black Apple Pr; 1st edition (October 11, 1999)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
  • ISBN: 978-0966862300
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches

                 

7. Ford Ranger (1993-2011) & Mazda B2300/B2500/B3000/B4000 (1994-2009) Haynes Repai


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

Each Haynes manual is written for the do-it-yourselfer and provides step-by-step instructions based on a complete disassembly of the vehicle.  This hands-on experience provides the reader with specific and detailed instructions for performing everything from basic maintenance and troubleshooting to a complete engine overhaul.  The models and model years covered in this title are as follows: Ford Ranger, 1993-2011 Mazda B2300, 1994-2009 Mazda B2500, 1994-2009 Mazda B3000, 1994-2009 Mazda B4000, 1994-2009 This Haynes automotive repair manual includes 700+ photos and the following chapters:  Introduction Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance Chapter 2: Part A: Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) four-cylinder engines Chapter 2: Part B: Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) four-cyclinder engines Chapter 2: Part C: 3.0L V6 engine Chapter 2: Part D: 4.0L pushrod V6 engine Chapter 2: Part E: 4.0L SOHC V6 engine Chapter 2: Part F: General engine overhaul procedures Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission Chapter 7: Part C: Transfer case Chapter 8: Clutch and drivetrain Chapter 9: Brakes Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems Chapter 11: Body Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system Wiring Diagrams

  • Author: Editors of Haynes Manuals
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.; 1st edition (June 15, 2013)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1620920497
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches

                 

8. Ford full-size petrol pick-ups F-150 2WD & 4WD (2004-2014) Haynes Repair Manual


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

Inside this manual you will find routine maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems, and wiring diagrams.

  • Author: Haynes
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals N. America, Inc.; 1st edition (June 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1620920947
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches

                 

9. How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines (S-A Design)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

With the increasing popularity of GM's LS-series engine family, many enthusiasts are ready to rebuild. How to Rebuild GM LS-Series Engines is the first book of its kind to help you rebuild your GM LS-series engine. It explains variations between the various LS-series engines and elaborates upon the features that make this engine family such an excellent design. In this special Workbench book, author Chris Werner uses more than 600 photos, charts, and illustrations to give simple step-by-step instructions on disassembly, cleaning, machining tips, pre-assembly fitting, and final assembly. This book gives considerations for both stock and performance rebuilds. The book guides you through both the easy and tricky procedures, showing you how to rebuild your engine and ensure it is working perfectly. The book also illustrates many of the performance components, accessories, and upgrades that have been developed for the LS-series family of engines. As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time. Appendices are packed full of valuable reference information including helpful conversions and common abbreviations. You'll even find tips that will help you save money without compromising top-notch results.

  • Author: Chris Werner
  • Publisher: CarTech (May 14, 2008)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1932494600
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.38 x 11 inches

                 

10. The RV Handbook: Essential How-To Guide for the RV Owner (Trailer Life)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Automotive Repair - August 2021

Perfect for either the seasoned RVer or a novice hitting the road for the first time, travelers will find proven RV tips, tricks, and techniques to save time, money and frustrations in the fourth edition of "The RV Handbook." Designed to be used as a fast-reference guide or a generously illustrated textbook, the guide contains helpful checklists, photos, schematics and charts, as well as valuable information on avoiding towing errors, correct hitching techniques, crowd-free camping, electrical systems, improving fuel economy, and the latest tech trends in RV. Brand new topics include FAQs on buying new versus used, Class A or Class C, diesel or gas, motorized or 5th wheel, buying on-line, what type of license is needed, how to extend the life of batteries, and care and maintenance of the exterior. Also included is a section on RV safety -- fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and personal safety as well as information on "green" RVing -- using solar and wind power, recycling, and other green practices.

  • Author: Dave Solberg
  • Publisher: Good Sam Publishing; Fourth Edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0982489420
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.7 x 10.7 inches