Auto Upkeep 4th Edition © 2018 was reviewed by Midwest Book Review

“Now in a newly updated and expanded fourth edition, Auto Upkeep has been adopted by over 500 schools in the United States and Canada (as well as thousands of homeschoolers) to teach maintenance, light repair, auto ownership, and how cars work. Auto Upkeep is an outstanding and practical resource for anyone who wants to learn more about cars. Impressively comprehensive, profusely illustrated throughout, Auto Upkeep covers everything from choosing an insurance policy, to performing basic maintenance and repair, to advances in automotive technology, to automotive industry career paths, as well as including a glossary and an index. While unreservedly recommended as high school auto shop textbook, and certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community and academic library Automotive Studies collections. Thoroughly ‘user friendly’ in organization and presentation, it should be noted for personal reading lists that this new fourth edition of Auto Upkeep is also available in a paperback edition (9781627020114, $45.00).” (Volume 12, Number 8, August 2017)

Auto Upkeep 3rd Edition © 2013 was reviewed by Booklist

“This handy guide to car ownership and maintenance explains the basics for consumers, from purchasing a vehicle to common problems, repairs, and safety advice. Plenty of illustrations and color photographs lead the reader through car parts, tools, and automotive systems. There is also an appendix listing lessons on the free companion online workbook, featuring activities such as calculating auto expenses, checking fluid levels, and installing spark plugs. Straightforward and attractive, this book will appeal to all types of car owners, from the grease monkey to the clueless. Public libraries will want a copy (or two) of this updated edition on the shelf.” — Rebecca Vnuk

Auto Upkeep 3rd Edition © 2013 was reviewed by Library Journal

“An automobile is an expensive commitment—one that should last for a good long time. The Grays, authors and experts, revise the 2007 edition with updated text and illustrations, reflecting changes in the automotive industry and fuel options. Diagrams incorporate new car designs and cost figures. The format remains the same, discussion and instruction, but with QR codes linking to online material. Photos and diagrams are now in color and layout is easy to follow. VERDICT This is a very good introduction to car care for the novice. Instruction is clear and understandable. Significant changes in this edition supersede prior editions. A solid addition for high schools, colleges, and larger public libraries. Recommended.” — Karen Ellis

Auto Upkeep 3rd Edition © 2013 was reviewed by Midwest Book Review

“Any car owner should know the basics of keeping their car alive and running. Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair is a guide to general auto upkeep from Michael E. and Linda Gray as they present a to the point guide about the basics of keeping a harmonious car. With plenty of colored illustrations and information throughout, the Grays outline how to best manage one’s cars safely, breaking chapters down into the many compartments of one’s vehicle. For those who want to manage their vehicle themselves and not be a deer in headlights when it comes to auto management, Auto Upkeep is an ideal and much recommended pick.” (Volume 11, Number 9, Sept 2012)


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Title: Auto Upkeep
Subtitle: Maintenance, Light Repair, Auto Ownership, and How Cars Work
Edition: 4th
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 288
LCCN: 2017941560
Subject: Automobiles—Maintenance and repair—Popular Works.
Age Level: Teen, Young Adult, Adult
ISBN: 978-1-62702-016-9 (hc); 978-1-62702-011-4 (pbk)

BISAC Subject Headings List:
TRA001140 TRANSPORTATION / Automotive / Repair & Maintenance
YAN056030 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Transportation / Cars & Trucks


Gray, Michael E., author.
Auto upkeep : maintenance, light repair, auto
ownership, and how cars work / Michael E. Gray and Linda
E. Gray. — 4th edition.
pages cm
Includes index.
LCCN 2017941560
ISBN-13: 978-1-62702-011-4 (pbk.)
ISBN-10: 1-62702-011-X (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 978-1-62702-016-9 (hardcover)
ISBN-10: 1-62702-016-0 (hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-1-62702-019-0 (e-book)
ISBN-10: 1-62702-019-5 (e-book)
1. Automobiles–Maintenance and repair–Popular
works. I. Gray, Linda E. II. Title.

TL152.G6387 2017               629.28’72