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• Written in clear and concise layman's terms
• Full colour photographs throughout
• Tackles the basics
• Not overly technical
• Written for both the beginner and more experienced rider
• Not marque-specific
• Nothing else like it on the market
• All tasks carried out with basic tools
• Pays for itself in one oil change!
This book is aimed at the driver who wants to do his or her own basic car maintenance and servicing without the need for in-depth mechanical knowledge, or a technical manual. It covers areas such as oil, brakes, tyres, transmission, electrics, etc, allowing the owner to address the most regularly serviced items without forking out for additional costs. Illustrated with full colour photographs throughout, and featuring clear, easy-to-follow instructions, this book is a must-have for all drivers.
With fuel costs, car tax and parking charges forever rising, drivers are looking for ways to cut the cost of keeping their car on the road. Fortunately there is one thing you can reduce: the cost of servicing and maintaining your car. With garage prices continuing to rise by the hour, it makes sense to learn the basics for yourself – and you don’t have to be a mechanic to do this.
Here's where this invaluable book can help, by showing you how to do basic servicing and maintenance. Not only will you have the satisfaction of doing otherwise-expensive jobs yourself, you will also have learnt something along the way – and recouped the cost of this book (and a bit more besides) with your first oil change.
'Self-help maintenance book for those who want to take the step to do their own maintenance but worry that they don't have the technical knowledge. In these money-pinching times, that makes a lot of sense and there are certainly a lot of things that most people can do without having to visit the local garage. Quote basic, but at a bargain price, it will probably save you a tenner quite quickly!' - 4x4 Mag
'There was a time when every driver could look after the basics on a car. But times have changed and hi-tch engines in most now look more like a bit of space shuttle kit.
'To help, author and auto expert Trevor Fry, working with the RAC, has come up with a handy little book ... It allows you to 'tinker in safety" – doing the minor jobs that ensure your car remains in top mechanical condition. It's a book that could save you money, improve your knowledge of the car and spur you on to bigger mechanical tasks.' – Daily Record
'... we feel that [this book] is an excellent and east-to-understand introduction that answers many questions which some people may be afraid to ask ...' - MG Enthusiast
'This clean and compact publication is aimed at the driver who wants to tackle a bit of basic car maintenance but who lacks an in-depth technical know-how. At £9.99 the title is a great addition to any glovebox or garage and we're thrilled to think of the difference it could make to someone's motoring year.' - Teignmouth Post
Period covered: 2000 - present.
Models covered: All conventional petrol (gasoline) and diesel cars.