By: Dave Moss (a highly respected motoring writer, and a valued contributor to Wheels-Alive)
Published by: RAC/Veloce, paperback
ISBN: 978 1 845843 51 9
Available online: Veloce, Amazon and other online bookstores, or can be ordered via bookshops everywhere; also available as an e-book.
These days, car users are under pressure from all sides. Fuel costs keep on rising and vehicle-produced pollution is still growing. Yet drivers can genuinely save money on fuel, and minimise the effect of exhaust emissions along the way – and this book shows exactly how. Starting with advice on choosing an eco-friendly car best suited to a driver’s needs, the book moves on to consider the eco-pitfalls of four wheel drive and automatic transmissions – and how to reduce their impact. A comprehensive section provides detailed advice and encouragement on developing a money saving, eco-friendly and safer driving style, imparting hints and tips gained over a lifetime of economy driving experience. Helpful aspects of readily available technology are not forgotten, and there’s a revealing insight into current and alternative fuels – and the pros and cons of hybrids, electricity and hydrogen as fuels of the future. The book brings together the many and diverse threads which define cost effective, eco-friendly motoring today, in a friendly informal style. If your aim is to become a more efficient driver – and save yourself some money – everything you need to know is here.