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Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns

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A collection of practical, low-tech, wisdom and advice gained from over 2,000 free-of-charge roadside assists the author has performed as a hobby. Purpose is to empower drivers to prevent, plan for and contend with vehicle breakdowns, to avoid becoming stranded. Content is based on hands-on experience, not theory. See website: http: // ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 4th 2014 by Walter E. Brinker, Jr.
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Michael (Mike)
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is really good! I read the kindle version in two sittings. I would highly recommend it for those who have not experienced a roadside breakdown, even if you view yourself as competent in things like changing flat tires, jump starting your car, reentry if locked out, etc. Is your spare tire in good condition? When was the last time you actually looked at it? Have you ever looked at it? Does your jack work? A lot of this is common knowledge, but there are many of us in the population who ...more
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Roadside Survival: Low-tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns

by Walt Brinker


Summary: Two hundred million licensed motor vehicle drivers in the United States expose themselves routinely to significant risk while betting that they will not become stranded when they drive.  There are two kinds of drivers: 1) those who have experienced a disabled vehicle (and will again), and 2) those who will for the first time.  Drivers can decrease the chances that they will have a break down
Bill Collins
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am on the road several days a week, fetching in cars that our local Toyota car dealer has acquired from auto auctions and other dealers, who sometimes are located more than 8 hours away from us, one way. So I spend a lot of time on the road, driving new and used cars I've never even seen before.

I thought it would be a good idea for me to read this book. Boy, am I glad I did! Come a future breakdown on the road in an unfamiliar car, or even in my own car, I will pretty well know what to do to r
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
You don’t have to learn things the hard way by trial-and-error. I suggest that every motorist who frequently travels on the highway buy a paper copy of the book and put it in glove box along with the car manual. Paper copy because your electronic devices can fail, too. ~ NonFiction Book Reviews ...more
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