Auto mechanics, this blog’s for you. Your fantasy library, the entire Chilton’s collection at ChiltonLibrary.com - every page, every diagram, for every model Chilton covers is available to you online for free through this website.
I don't claim to know much about cars, but I am becoming more familiar with MCPL’s repair databases. A few months ago, my significant other was replacing the transmission of a ’94 Ford Ranger. MCPL owns quite a number of repair manuals, and I was able to find a Chilton's Manual of our make and model for him. But anyone who has ever used Chilton’s before knows they are only helpful to a point.
Almost nothing is more annoying to me than car troubles. My poor car has been through the ringer, and it’s frustrated me to no end. Two years ago, we replaced all four tires, shocks, and struts for the outrageous price of over $1000. Imagine my surprise when a few months later I found myself with flat tires (I’m not talking one flat tire, I mean all four in less than a year). After having the tires checked out, we determined that they hadn’t been sealed properly. Our mechanic took care of it and we moved on.
Repairs and maintenance on your vehicle can be confusing and costly unless you have some auto repair knowledge. Before you try fixing that broken down car, you may want to check out the database called Auto Repair Reference Center, which can be accessed through MCPL.
Want to fix your car, but don’t know how? ChiltonLibrary.com is the place to go for automotive repair information for the DIYer. I recently used it to check the scheduled maintenance on my old, 1999 Plymouth Breeze that has nearly 200,000 miles (It is going to be an exciting day when it clicks over from 199,999 to 200,000).