I don't often get excited about books on car maintenance, but this particular book is worth shouting about.
I have been driving for 20 years now and ashamed to admit that my knowledge on basic car maintenance is abysmal. Embarrassingly bad, in fact. I felt this had to be put right and so went on the hunt for a book that would help me look after my car and carry out all the basic checks that I really should know!
And so I came across this gem on Amazon. Let me just say that everything about this little book is brilliant. Perfect for the beginner, CCME really is the ultimate glovebox companion; that isn't just an idle boast on the front cover. This book is very well written and the author's style is simple and easy to grasp. Anyone can pick up this book, start reading and immediately be more familiar with the basics of keeping a car in good condition. It really does instil you with confidence.
Have a look at the images I've added. They show the entire contents of CCME and you can see that it covers everything you need to know. Each section is colour-coded and laid out in a logical order. There are lots of full colour photos throughout the book and step-by-step instructions on how to carry out each of the basic but important checks and tasks. Each section begins by listing the materials and equipment you should have to hand before you start. (The author loves kitchen roll, let me tell you!) Be sure to pay extra attention to the colour-coded sidebars that are dotted throughout the book. These little Q&As are absolutely invaluable, as are the great tips that appear in quotes.
It's obvious that a lot of effort has gone into the compiling and writing of this fantastic little book, in order to make it accessible and user-friendly for those motorists who, like me, have no clue as to what they should be doing to extend the life of their car and keep it on good condition.
This dedication to simple practicality has extended to the actual design of the book itself. This is no ordinary perfect bound paperback. No! What you get with CCME, in addition to first class genuinely useful content, is attention to detail; the finer points that make life easier. I'm talking about a spiral-bound format so the book can be laid flat and easily referred to when you're actually working on your car. I'm talking about high quality, thick, glossy, card-like pages that will withstand knocks and general wear and tear. I wish more books of this nature were similarly designed.
All this combines to give a perfect book on car maintenance, suitable for all drivers, especially beginners. Do yourself a favour and spend a few pounds on this book; you won't regret it and it could end up costing you much more if you don't. All basic checks and tasks are included, from checking the oil to changing a flat tyre and everything else, too. Unreservedly recommended.