Introducing Lewis McCaw, author of Now I Get It!

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Lew McCaw taught automotive technology for 33 years at high school and community college levels. He holds degrees from SUNY College at Morrisville, SUNY Oswego and completed graduate work at Cornell University. His students from Ithaca High School won state and national championships several years in Plymouth Troubleshooting Contests. McCaw kept current with technology by attending corporate training centers, both domestic and foreign. Time as a service manager and salesman of diagnostic equipment added to his expertise. Lew and his wife, Mary-Beth, live in a retirement community near St. Augustine, Florida. He enjoys providing seminars for residents and writes on various topics.

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Book description…

“Now I Get It!” makes understanding your car as easy as brushing your teeth. Only on housing are you likely to spend more money than on your vehicles. This author uses his expertise in teaching to help you understand how things work. From that mysterious yellow “check engine” light to deciding whether you need Top Tier gasoline, what every driver needs to know is explained in ways that make learning enjoyable. No longer should you fear being ripped off at a repair shop because you will understand and be able to communicate with your technician. Whether your concern is replacing tires, figuring out strange brake noises or what causes your car to wander to the right, your newfound knowledge will empower you to make good decisions and save money. Learning new technical concepts can be discouraging if you are not mechanically inclined. Lew McCaw explains the unfamiliar by using analogies with everyday experiences you DO understand. An example is in comparing how your body’s central nervous system functions to how on-board computers control many systems in your car. Your five senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch feed information to your brain. The brain has been taught and remembers how to make decisions based on those inputs from your senses. It then commands various body parts to perform. Numerous sensors on your vehicle send information to computers. They have been programmed to react to those inputs and command things to happen. Many systems on your vehicle are controlled by these computers. “Now I Get It!” is a wonderful resource for drivers of all ages.

Introducing Joe Boulay, author of If That Car Could Talk

“Overall I would have to say that working with Outskirts Press was very organized and systematic. Terri Abstien was and is excellent! I will definitely use Outskirts for my second edition!”

Joe Boulay has been fascinated with all things mechanical ever since childhood. He progressed from resurrecting defunct lawnmowers to becoming a certified automotive technician, earning a Platinum designation from Honda.After twenty years working with Hondas, Joe moved on to independent auto shops, with the opportunity to learn about and work on many makes and models. Joe is excited to share his wealth of experience, as a car owner and as a mechanic, to help his readership find a safe, reliable car and a good, trustworthy mechanic.

Product description…

How Many Secrets Is That Car Hiding?

Buying a used car can feel like a risky experience. You need a good, reliable vehicle that isn’t going to break the bank with payments or unexpected repairs. But all you can know about the car is what you’re told, and what you can see…right? Well, yes and no! In this concise, engaging, friendly guide, expert mechanic Joe Boulay shows you how to see a car through the eyes of experience, greatly expanding what you’re able to tell about that used car before you spend your hard-earned money. Even if you have no mechanical knowledge or aptitude, Joe’s clear explanations, supported with photographs, can give you a wealth of information about what to look and listen for. You’ll also find pragmatic advice about how and where to shop for a car, the ins and outs of maintenance, and how to find a good mechanic. Whether you’re looking at your first used car or your tenth, If That Car Could Talk is an invaluable resource for getting the most out of your next car purchase.