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Automotive Repair Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people about cars and car repair.

Electronic Resources

Auto Repair Reference Center

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This database contains complete automotive repair manuals as published in the Chilton Total Car Care Series. In addition, this database includes more than 150 easy-to-read, illustrated auto repair manuals on auto repair procedures for more than 21,000 vehicles; more than 56,000 Technical Service Bulletins from 1987 to the present; wiring diagrams in PDF for easy viewing and printing; labor times and estimates for various repairs, and much more. Step-by-step procedures are presented in a manner suitable for professional technicians, but also easily understood by those with limited knowledge of car repair. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on every major manufacturer of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair manuals for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954.

Print Resources

Non Fiction

Bragg, W. James Car buyer's and leaser's negotiating bible New York, NY : Random House, c2004. Call # 629.222 BR

Buckley, Martin The world encyclopedia of cars : the definitive guide to classic and contemporary cars from 1945 to the present day New York, NY : Hermes House, c1999. Call # 629.222 BU

Caldwell, Bruce Auto upholstery & interiors : a do - it - yourself, basic guide to repairing, replacing or customizing automotive interiors New York, NY : HPBooks, c1997. Call # 629.277 CA

Chilton's auto repair manual / executive editor, Kevin M. G. Maher  Call # 629.28 CH   
*covers domestic and international models from 1980-1998*
*certain updated manuals are available in the reference collection*

Chilton's brake system diagnosis and repair. Call # 629.246 CH

Driver manual / New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles / Trenton, NJ, c1999. Call # 343.0946 NE

Duffy, James E. Auto electricity and electronics technology : principles, diagnosis, testing, and services of all major electrical, electronic, and computer control systems Tinley Park, IL : Goodheart - Wilcox Co., c1998. Call # 629.27 DU

The great book of American automobiles / edited by Andrew Montgomery St. Paul, MN : MBI Publishing, c2002. Call # 629.22 GR

Henderson, John Car buying & maintenance Blacklick, OH : McGraw - Hill, c2007. Call # 629.222 HE

Jacobs, David H. Ultimate auto detailing projects St. Paul, MN : Motorbooks International, c2003. Call # 629.287 JA

Kibler, Jeff Chilton's General Motors full - size trucks 1999 - 06 repair manual Newbury Park, CA : Haynes North America, c2007. Call # 629.28 KI

MacPherson, Jim Buying or leasing a car Heathrow, FL : AAA Pub., c2001. Call # 629.222 MA

Nielsen, John Making sense of car care Heathrow, FL : AAA Publishing, c2001. Call # 629.222 NI

Parks, Dennis W. The complete guide to auto body repair. Minneapolis, MN : Motorbooks, c2008. Call # 629.2 PA

Parks, Dennis W. How to restore and customize auto upholstery & interiors St. Paul, MN : Motorbooks, c2005. Call # 629.2 PA

Ramsay, Dan The complete idiot's guide to trouble - free car care New York, NY : Alpha Books, c1999. Call # 629.287 RA

Stubblefield, Mike and Haynes, John H. Dodge pick - ups automotive repair manual. Newbury Park, CA : Haynes North America, c1996. Call # 629.287 ST

Stubblefield, Mike and Haynes, John H. The Haynes automotive heating & air conditioning systems manual : the Haynes repair manual for automotive heating and air conditioning systems Newbury Park, CA : Haynes North America, c1993. Call # 629.27 ST

Taylor, Don Automotive upholstery handbook Tucson, AZ : California Bill's, c2001. Call # 629.26 TA

Ultimate auto detailing projects St. Paul, MN : Motorbooks International, c2003. Call # 629.287 JA


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Educational Videos

America's great road trips and scenic drives. [videorecording] [Pleasantville, NY] : Reader's Digest Association, c2009. Call # DVD 917.3 AME

Passing the written DMV test. [videorecording] [Torrance, CA] : Powell Productions, c2006. Call # DVD 629.28 PA

Rules of the road.[videorecording] [St. Louis, MO] : Jumby Bay Studios, c2003. Call # DVD 629.283 RUL 

World Wide Web Resources

Car Crash Performance Tool
This interactive form will give you crash performance data.  
Fuel Economy.gov

Recommended Audiobook

Car talk [sound recording] : Classics St. Paul, MN : Highbridge Co., c2007. Call # CD 791.44 CA

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