Automotive & DIY

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Chilton Library (Gale)
The online version of the popular Chilton Total Car Care do-it-yourself print manuals with photos, illustrations, videos, animated graphics and repair procedures help to simplify even the most difficult of auto repair tasks.

Consumer Reports – MasterFile Complete (EBSCO)
Full text access to Consumer Reports magazine from 1991 onward, including the Annual Auto Issue of the Best & Worst New & Used Cars which comes out in April of each year.

Edmunds (website)
Includes new and used car prices,’s True Market Values, editorial reviews of new models, consumer ratings, and vehicle comparison tools.

Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)
For DIYers, this resource features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects.

Kelley Blue Book (website)
Prices new and used motor vehicles and provides links to automotive advice, information about recalls, safety ratings, vehicle history and more.

Mitchell’s ProDemand — In Library Access Only
ProDemand contains automotive diagnostic and repair information for most foreign and domestic cars and trucks from model year 1983 to the present. Includes service manuals, wiring diagrams, factory technical service bulletins, and maintenance schedules and tables

NADA Guides (website)
Gives free consumer pricing of new, used, and classic cars, plus pricing of boats, aircraft, RVs and more.

Ohio Car Insurance Calculator (ValChoice)
This Ohio car insurance estimator lets you calculate auto insurance costs customized to your age, location, driving record, vehicle, etc. Your personal information is only used to calculate insurance price.

SAMS Photofact Online
Repair manuals and wiring diagrams for consumer electronics devices including TVs and radios.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
The online version of all the Clymer small engine repair manuals, containing information on maintenance and repairs for motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, lawn mowers, tractors, generators, and more.

ValChoice Insurance Tutorials
Free tutorials covering insurance information for those aged 16-55+