Rolling Hills Publishing

Our Story

Hi! We are Mike and Linda Gray, the authors of Auto Upkeep. For most of us it’s true, about as soon as we can walk we fall in love with our wheels. Mike and I believe there is a better way for drivers to connect with their automobiles, a safer, less expensive way where drivers can prepare for and avoid the unexpected. We are extremely passionate about helping others. Our mission is to provide the tools for drivers to achieve self-reliance and confidence. Automobiles are integral to our way of life, yet often one of the least understood technologies. Mike and I see that as an opportunity to share what we have learned.

We have dedicated the last 15 years to helping drivers and are eager to continue simplifying automobile ownership for every driver with our expanding Auto Upkeep curriculum and resources.

Auto Upkeep 1st Edition

Auto Upkeep 1st Edition

We released our first edition of Auto Upkeep in 2003 with a print run of 250 copies. Months later MotorWeek ran a two minute highlight recommending it “…for a raw beginner, this is an absolute must-read.” With their endorsement we shifted into overdrive.

01 January 2003
01 January 2007
Auto Upkeep 2nd Edition

Auto Upkeep 2nd Edition

Our second edition came a few years later with the addition of 5 new chapters. Our first print run jumped to 10,000 copies. To offer more choices, we offered both paperback and hardcover options. We also released a workbook to support the textbook. Expanding into the homeschool community, we developed a Homeschool Curriculum Kit.

Auto Upkeep 3rd Edition

Auto Upkeep 3rd Edition

Our third edition was printed in FULL COLOR and updated with new illustrations and photos throughout. We incorporated QR codes linked to resources in each chapter to make Auto Upkeep more interactive. The linked resources include videos, apps, websites, and more to extend learning.

01 January 2013
01 January 2018
Auto Upkeep 4th Edition

Auto Upkeep 4th Edition

The fourth edition saw an extensive revision. The textbook now has over 700 illustrations, including information about autonomous and electric vehicles. This latest edition of Auto Upkeep addresses exciting breakthroughs in the automotive industry.

Authors

The Gray Family

The Grays

Our Essence

We are a family run business, built from the ground up...one idea, one word, one page, one book at a time by combining our unique perspectives, visions, and skills. We operate every aspect of Auto Upkeep with dedication, creativity, and collaboration. Ultimately, life's greatest pleasure for us is to simply watch our boys discover the world by our side. They learn every second, as any parent or teacher knows. They are our inspiration and the drivers of our future. It is our aspiration to prepare them well with practical life skills.

Our Mission

We pride ourselves in being a catalyst of self-reliant and empowered automobile consumers. Our curriculum is the base knowledge to draw from when choosing a quality repair facility, buying a car, handling roadside emergencies, diagnosing common problems, and communicating with technicians. Ultimately we want to help make driving safer, less expensive, and more enjoyable.

Boys and the F150 Truck

We are an Independent Publisher

Did you know that when you purchase books from us you are supporting a small independent publisher? We compete with the largest publishers in the world - multi-billion dollar companies. We depend on you, our customer, for feedback and support. We don't answer to corporate shareholders, we listen to you. We strive to develop effective curriculum materials for you, at a fair price. That's it.