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Auto repair frauds

Monty Norris

Auto repair frauds

how to prevent your car from driving you to the poorhouse

by Monty Norris

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Published by Arco Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Automobile repair fraud -- United States.,
    • Consumer protection -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementby Monty Norris ; produced by Lyle Kenyon Engel.
      ContributionsEngel, Lyle Kenyon.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTL152 .N644
      The Physical Object
      Pagination191 p. :
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5066056M
      ISBN 100668037636
      LC Control Number74032631
      OCLC/WorldCa2474135

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