"The worst thing a customer can do is put the keys on the table and tell the mechanic, 'Fix it.' It's like giving him a blank cheque." -Lisa Christensen The latest book in The Clueless Series ™, Clueless About Cars, focuses on something near and dear and unnerving for many of us: car repair and maintenance. For most of us, cars rank second only to houses in terms of major life expenses. A car is a statement of independence, a symbol of social status or financial success, a way to get from point A to B. First and foremost though, a car is a significant investment. So it only makes sense that car owners should want to protect their investments and make sure that they get the most mileage - figuratively and literally-out of their cars. In Clueless About Cars Lisa Christensen, licensed mechanic and diagnostic specialist, helps those new to the car game and seasoned pros alike become familiar with their vehicles and learn how to care for them. In simple, informative and often hilarious language, Christensen acquaints readers with the fundamental systems of the car. She covers the basics of preventative maintenance and offers advice on how to make a preliminary diagnosis when something goes wrong (and it always does!). She also provides tips to help car owners talk to their mechanic, how to diagnose a car's tics, tocs, and knocks and how to perform basic do-it-yourself repairs. For the novice driver who doesn't know a hubcap from a gas cup, to the seasoned driver looking for a better sense of control, Clueless About Cars is a glove-box must!