Money is tight these days and lots of people are looking for ways to save a few dollars where they can. If do-it-yourself auto repair is something you’re interested in, the Library has a couple of sources for auto repair information. The Chilton’s series of auto repair books are available in most branches; some are available for checkout while some volumes are available for in-house reference use only. If the book you need isn’t available, the Library has another source you might check into for car repair assistance. Whether you’re wondering how to replace the tailgate on your ’72 Chevy El Camino or looking for a service bulletin for your ’08 Honda CR-V, Auto Repair Reference Center is a great source of auto repair information.
In addition to service bulletins, repair information, and wiring diagrams, Auto Repair Reference Center also provides an Auto IQ section, which provides video descriptions of vehicle parts and systems. You can find general car care and repair tips, as well as a troubleshooting section. There’s also an option for printing information.
To use the database, click on Reference Databases from our homepage. Scroll down to “Consumer” databases and click on Auto Repair Reference Center. You’ll need to enter your library card number and PIN, then you’ll be given a list of databases to choose from (just select Auto Repair Reference Center again).
Once you’re in the database, just click on the model year for your vehicle, then select the make and model. Model years begin in 1945 for Jeep only, but more manufacturers show up in the database beginning with the 1960s.