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Auto Repair Guides

Online Databases

Auto Repair Reference Center
Available outside of the library using your library card barcode.
Detailed and diagrammed automotive repair and maintenance information covering most major manufacturers.
Help Sheet.

Selected Books

Braswell, E.J.
The Pep Boys Auto Guide to Car Care and Maintenance
TL152.B6995 2005x
For more than 80 years, the Pep Boys--Manny, Moe, and Jack--have been "the three best friends your car ever had." And now, any Tom, Dick, or Harriet can learn how to keep a car running smoothly and running its best.
Christensen, Lisa
Clueless about Cars: an easy guide to car maintenance and repair
TL152.C5575 2004
This easy to use guide also includes dozens of useful tips, an extensive glossary, an informative resource section and a repair and maintenance journal.
Florence, Mike and Rob Blumer
The Everything Car Care Book: how to maintain your car and keep it running smoothly
TL152.B48 2002
From changing the oil to fixing a flat tire, this is the easy-to-follow guide for both maintaining and repairing cars at home.
Popular Mechanics Complete Car Care Manual
q TL152.P625 2003
Whatever job you need to do on your car -- or discuss intelligently with a professional -- is explained here.
Ramsey, Dan
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Car Care and Repair
TL230.2.R35 2003
Expert instructions on how to do basic repairs...without special tools.
Sussman, Julie (Julie Ellen) and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet
Dare to Repair your Car: a do-it-herself guide to maintenance, safety, minor fix-its, and talking shop
TL152.S8256 2005
A basic car care and safety book written by women for women ... and men, and new teen drivers, and senior drivers.

DVDs and Books on CD

The ABCs of maintaining your vehicle
(DVD) TL152.A2249 2006x
Presents instruction on vehicle maintenance, covering: air filters, batteries, belts and hoses, body, bulbs, changing flats, fluids, fuses, leaks, tips, tires, and wipers.
Magliozzi, Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Car Talk Classics
(CD) TL152.C36659 2007x
"Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers" present automobile diagnostic advice on their weekly National Public Radio call-in show. More Click and Clack titles...
Self Defense for Car Expense
(DVD) TL152.S4367 2007x
Mark Salem, host of a weekly radio program on auto repair and maintenance, offers advice on basic auto maintenance, obtaining and comparing estimates, and things to look for in an auto repair facility.

Browse the Catalog

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Web Sites

  • AutoZone: Repair Info
    Offers advice for the beginner and free access to a very limited number of repair manuals. Also links to AllData, its fee-based collection of auto repair manuals.
  • The Car Connection
    Includes maintenance tips and ask a mechanic as well as feature articles, vehicle reviews, weekly news
  • Chilton DIY
    Do it yourself auto repair with online manuals from Chilton. Requires subscription.
  • Pep Boys: Car Care Corner
    Includes car care basics and do-it-yourself guides.
  • Popular Mechanics: Automotive: How-To Central
    Includes a variety of articles on car repair organized by automobile system (Body/Interior, Brakes/Wheels, Electrical/Electronic, etc.).