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Dare to Repair Your Car: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Maintenance, Safety, Minor Fix-Its, and Talking Shopby Julie Sussman
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< p> We're back And this time we've got your back when it comes to you and your car.< /p> < p> In < b> Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home< /b> , we opened the door for you into the world of basic home repairs. Now, we're opening a different one — a car door.< /p> < p> < b> Dare to Repair Your Car< /b> is a basic car care and safety book written by women for women ... and men, and new teen drivers, and senior drivers. Okay, it's for every person who dares to drive a car.< /p> < p> Here are just some of the things that will keep you and your family safe: < /p> < ul> < li> Changing a flat tire< /li> < li> Maintaining fluids< /li> < li> Jumpstarting a battery< /li> < li> Replacing a headlamp< /li> < li> Finding a great mechanic< /li> < li> Installing a car seat< /li> < li> Driving tips for teens and seniors< /li> < li> Preparing for a road trip< /li> < /ul> < p> Filled with detailed illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, < b> Dare to Repair Your Car< /b> will help you shift gears and get you moving in the direction of maintaining your car — yourself. You'll be so excited about what you've learned you'll want to toot your own horn < /p>
"Can-do authors Sussman and Glasak-Tenet follow up their best selling Dare to Repair, a home repair manual, with a female-friendly guide to proper care and maintenance for a woman's second home: her car. This comprehensive, smartly written guide urges women to 'take a proactive approach to maintaining your car rather than the typical reactive approach.' Knowing that some readers won't be willing or able to tinker around under the hood, the authors include both do-it-yourself and do-it-for-me solutions. Beginning with the basics (how to read the car manual, how to open the hood) and explaining every system of the car with clear illustrations and understandable, if unavoidably dry, text, the book excels at breaking down common repairs and basic maintenance, such as changing tires, oil and brake fluid. The perfect size to fit in the glove compartment, this easy-to-read primer is for anyone-regardless of gender-looking to cut down on repair bills or feel more at ease when dealing with mechanics. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
We're back! And this time we've got your back when it comes to you and your car.
In Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home, we opened the door for you into the world of basic home repairs. Now, we're opening a different one — a car door.
Dare to Repair Your Car is a basic car care and safety book written by women for women ... and men, and new teen drivers, and senior drivers. Okay, it's for every person who dares to drive a car.
Here are just some of the things that will keep you and your family safe:
Filled with detailed illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, Dare to Repair Your Car will help you shift gears and get you moving in the direction of maintaining your car — yourself. You'll be so excited about what you've learned you'll want to toot your own horn!
With the help of this guide, even the most repair-challenged woman will gain the confidence to stop taking a backseat to car maintenance and get in the driver's seat.
About the Author
Julie Sussman (left) and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet are the national bestselling authors of the Dare to Repair Series featured on the New York Times, Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon bestseller lists. They have appeared on Good Morning America, Today Show, CBS Morning Show, ABC World News Now, FOX News, FOX and Friends, The View, PBS National Pledge Show, 700 Club, John Walsh Show, Living it Up with Ali and Jack, Talk2DIY Network, and Retirement Living TV. Ms. Sussman and Ms. Glakas-Tenet are the national spokeswomen for the Lowe's Companies, Inc., and Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Program partnership.
Dare to Repair Series
Ms. Sussman and Ms. Glakas-Tenet's first book, Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home (HarperCollins, 2002) is not your father's home repair book. And it's not your husband's, your brother's, your boyfriend's, or the guy's next door. Dare to Repair is a do-it-herself book for every woman who would rather be self-reliant than rely on a super or contractor. It has been featured on The New York Times, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestseller lists.
Their second book, Dare to Repair Your Car: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Maintenance, Safety, Minor Fix-its, and Talking Shop (HarperCollins, 2005) is a basic car care and safety book written by women for women . . . and men, and new teen drivers, and senior drivers. Okay, it's for every person who dares to drive a car. Library Journal selected it among the Best How-To-Books of 2005.
The authors' third book, Dare to Repair: Volume II (HarperCollins) is scheduled for publication in Spring 2009.
Ms. Sussman and Ms. Glakas-Tenet, as national spokeswomen for the Lowe's Companies, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Program partnership, have committed themselves to helping address the crisis of substandard housing by engaging women in the construction and maintenance of Habitat homes.
The authors have partnered with the U.S. Military and Lowe's to provide Dare to Repair Clinics teaching home repair and car care to military spouses managing the home front.
In partnership with BP, Ms. Sussman and Ms. Glakas-Tenet have helped women stay safe on the road by teaching them basic car care.
Their partnership with OXO International contributed to the artistic design of Dare to Repair and introduced women to a line of universally designed hand tools.
The authors have made numerous television appearances including: Good Morning America, Today Show, CBS Morning Show, ABC World News Now, FOX News, FOX & Friends (13 appearances), The View, 700 Club, John Walsh Show, Living it Up with Ali & Jack, Talk2DIY Network and Retirement Living TV (20 segments). They hosted an hour-long PBS National Pledge Show based on Dare to Repair.
The authors have been guests on over 75 radio shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Ms. Sussman and Ms. Glakas-Tenet have been featured in newspapers and magazines around the country including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, USA Today Weekend, New York Daily News, People, Good Housekeeping, Cooking Light, Country Home, Redbook, New York, Washingtonian, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, Publisher's Weekly, Smithsonian Associates, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly, Money, Woman's World, First for Women, Seventeen and Parade.
The authors have had featured columns in Cooking Light, Woman's World, and First for Women magazines.
The author's national speaking appearances have included: Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, MD 25th Anniversary Gala; National Foundation for Women Legislators; Operation Home Delivery, Habitat for Humanity International's Women Build Gulf Hurricane Recovery Program; Lowe's & Habitat for Humanity's First Families (Governors) Building Homes Across America; BP Satellite and Radio Media Tour; Women's Networking Forum, Hunton & Williams LLP; National Women's Business Conference; National Governor's Association Spouses Breakfast; BP Amoco Marketers Association Conference; National Book Festival sponsored by First Lady Laura Bush and the Library of Congress; Today Show (NBC/Habitat for Humanity building blitz on Rockefeller/ Humanity Plaza); Dare to Repair Clinics at Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, and Edwards Air Force Base, CA; Home Safety Council Awards Dinner; Lowe's & Habitat for Humanity Women Build Satellite Media Tours; Lowe's Grand Opening, Atlanta; Lord & Taylor @ Night, Fifth Avenue; DC Housing Authority Workshop; Conference for Spouses of Joint Chiefs/Service Chiefs/Combatant Commanders, Pentagon; Annual CO/XO Spouse Conference, Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego; International Association of Fire Chiefs; FUTURES Golf Tours; National Association of Home Builders Women's Council; McAuley Institute's National Women and Housing Conference; Smithsonian Associates program; 3 & 4 Star Spouses' Conference, Washington Navy Yard; Helsinki Women's Business Council, Georgetown University; and Executive Branch Spouses/ Habitat for Humanity Women Build on the National Mall.
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