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In the Driver's Seat: A Girl's Guide to Her First Car

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Women make up more than half of the drivers on the road, but most girls still don’t know the difference between a lug nut and a dipstick. This engaging, comprehensive, and entertaining guide teaches girls to get intimate with their four-wheeled friends. Includes:

Buying and insuring a Car



Fixing minor problems



Learning what’s under the hood



Choosing a mechanic



Surviving emergen
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Zest Books (first published September 16th 2009)
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Beck
May 06, 2010 Beck rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-ya, nonfiction
Finally got through this. Seems a very calm and competent approach to car ownership, although I don't know that it'll actually persuade many teenage (or adult) girls to do the monthly checks of fluids, tires, etc. Great concept, though. Finds the right balance between vague and tediously detailed, providing just enough info to orient the reader while directing her to additional resources for further info as needed.

It's also appropriately sized to leave in the glovebox, although I don't think tha
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Sarah
Dec 10, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I thought this was a decent book. It did get a little cutesy for my tastes ("You're a teenage girl (presumably) so let's make a few cultural references and use short words!"), but it was nowhere near as obnoxious as it could have been and I learned a fair amount. I'd recommend it.
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