Video Review

Auto Repair for Dummies: The Maintenance Tape (1987)

A helpful tour of auto innards for ''people who know nothing about cars,'' Auto Repair for Dummies: The Maintenance Tape, a how-to tape, has 10 thoughtful segments, beginning with a 15-minute monthly checkup that purportedly will prevent 70 percent of road breakdowns. Tips include how to read an oil can and a gazetteer of squawks and leaks. Deficiencies include embarrassing humor segments and excessive plugs for host Deanna Sclar's similarly titled book B+

Originally posted Sep 28, 1990 Published in issue #33 Sep 28, 1990 Order article reprints

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