by Jackie Stewart and John Mills
The object of this book is simple. It tells you how to buy a good car, keep it in tip—top mechanical condition and derive the maximum pleasure from driving it. You are not asked to own a comprehensive tool—kit or have a large garage — nor are you expected to know anything about cars. You are put fully in the picture regarding maintenance, upkeep and servicing. If a job is beyond the resources of the ordinary owner-driver with limited equipment, experience and time then the book says so.
The rewards are varied and generous. Immediately, you are going to save a lot of money by doing-it—yourself. You are going to be sure that the work has been done thoroughly. And you will experience the pleasure of making an adjustment or repair beyond the ability of many hundreds of thousands of other motorists.
In addition, there is a pay-off bonus. A car in perfect mechanical tune is going
to run economically, is unlikely to break down and will last for a long, long time without the need for major repairs or replacements. And when the time comes to sell the car to buy another, bigger and better, model you will get a lot more for it than you would for the same car in ’average' condition.