Improving Fuel Economy: Money In Your Pocket

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With gasoline prices on the rise, every driver will appreciate this complete, concise guide to fuel economy and how to improve it in today's automobiles! The only publication of its kind, Fuel Economy thoroughly discusses ways in which modern automotive systems work together and the interrelationships that affect fuel economy. Author Roy Cox uses simple, straightforward language to raise such important topics as conditions and components that cause specific problems, actions that can be taken to make your car use...

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Overview

With gasoline prices on the rise, every driver will appreciate this complete, concise guide to fuel economy and how to improve it in today's automobiles! The only publication of its kind, Fuel Economy thoroughly discusses ways in which modern automotive systems work together and the interrelationships that affect fuel economy. Author Roy Cox uses simple, straightforward language to raise such important topics as conditions and components that cause specific problems, actions that can be taken to make your car use less fuel, and when to seek professional repairs. "Drive slower," says Cox "Driving at 50 to 55 mph is measurably more economical. Drivers should also try to avoid braking and drive off-hours to as not to get caught in rush hour traffic jams." Fuel Economy details the beneficial effects of fuel economy maintenance. Cox includes step-by-step instructions for common do-it-yourself procedures. "Vehicle owners should drive less and drive better." Says Cox. "Regular maintenance and unclogging of air filters is important, too." This clever combination of "how it works" and "how to do the maintenance" approach fosters new insight into the key factors affecting fuel economy in cars, and what drivers can do to keep them performing at peak power and economy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401883676
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 52
  • Product dimensions: 1.02 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy has been a part of the automotive service industry for 40 years. He is a member of SAE International. As a technician, he is an ASE Certified Triple Master plus L-1, and was inducted into the ASIA Technicians' Hall of Fame in 1996. He is also a certified locksmith. He began his career as a mechanic in a small, family-owned repair shop in Washington, D.C. In 1964, they did road service in the old-fashioned way, dispatching a mechanic in a jeep, not a tow truck, and getting most of the cars started on the roadside. Since then, Roy has worn many hats, including dealership service technician, assistant service manager, road tester, quality control specialist, automotive instructor and program head at a community college. He is co-author of The 300,000 Mile Car, published by Thomson Delmar Learning. For the last 14 years, Roy has worked in Automotive Services at AAA's National Offices, and has continued to change hats. Today, he is Manager of Technical Training and Research, responsible for the towing manual, lockout manual, and training for emergency road service providers, as well as managing the onsite AAA Car Care Plus Center, which provides auto repairs and maintenance for AAA National Office employees.

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