Library Saves Customer $1700 In Car Repairs!
October 07, 2010
When the transmission went out on my husband’s Ford Ranger, we didn’t know what to do. The shop wanted nearly $2000 and we just could not afford it at the time, besides the fact that the truck was only worth about $1400. My husband was able to find a place that would fix the transmission for $300 if he could bring them just the transmission. When he told me about this situation, I told him he should check the databases through mymcpl.org.
He found the Auto Repair Reference Center to step him through the process of removing the transmission. It gave him an exploded diagram of the components of the transmission, along with a step by step work instruction to complete the job. He was able to remove the transmission himself in just a couple of hours. He then had the transmission repaired, and used the Auto Repair reference center to reinstall the transmission.
He was able to fix his truck at a fraction of the cost of having it repaired with the help of our local Mid-Continent Library branch. Not only did he save a great deal of money, he is so proud telling people that he fixed it himself.
Tags: online resources, databases, automotive, auto repair