Part I: Getting to Know Your Vehicle.
Chapter 1: Things Every Driver Should Know.
Chapter 2: Preventive Maintenance: A Monthly Under-the-Hood Check.
Chapter 3: The Way to Your Car’s Heart Is through Your Toolbox.
Chapter 4: What Makes It Go? The Inner Secrets of Your Car Revealed!
Part II: Powering Up with Air, Fuel, and Fire.
Chapter 5: The Electrical System: Your Car’s Spark of Life.
Chapter 6: Keeping Your Electrical System in Tune.
Chapter 7: The Traditional Fuel System: The Heart and Lungs of Your Car.
Chapter 8: Keeping Your Fuel System in Tune.
Chapter 9: Diesels For Dummies.
Chapter 10: From Horses to Hybrids: Alternatively Powered Vehicles.
Part III: Staying Cool and In Control.
Chapter 11: The Cooling System Up Close.
Chapter 12: Keeping Your Car from Getting Heartburn.
Chapter 13: Oil: Keeping Your Car Young and Happy.
Chapter 14: It’s the Brakes!
Chapter 15: Be a Buddy to Your Brakes and Bearings.
Part IV: Smoothing the Ride: Steering and Suspension, Tires and Transmissions.
Chapter 16: Steering and Suspension Systems Smooth the Way.
Chapter 17: How to Keep Your Car from Getting Sore Feet: Tires, Alignment, and Balancing.
Chapter 18: Take the Drive Train: Understanding and Maintaining Your Transmission without Losing Your Mind.
Part V: Staying Safe and Dealing with Emergencies.
Chapter 19: Staying Safe on the Road.
Chapter 20: Troubleshooting Leaks, Squeaks, Smells, and Strange Sensations.
Chapter 21: What to Do If Your Car Drops Dead or Won’t Start.
Chapter 22: When All Else Fails: Finding and Dealing with a Good Mechanic.
Part VI: Helping Your Vehicle Look Its Best.
Chapter 23: Keeping Your Vehicle Clean and Beautiful.
Chapter 24: Bodywork: Getting Rid of Dings, Dents, and Other Hard Knocks.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 25: The Ten Most Important Preventive Maintenance Measure.
Chapter 26: Ten “Eco-Logical” Ways to Save Fuel.
Appendix A: A Practical Glossary of Automotive Terms.
Appendix B: Specifications and Maintenance Record.