Last Updated: May 15, 2013
Auto Repair Reference Center contains up-to-date repair and maintenance information on almost all domestic and imported vehicles. Covers transmissions, brakes, ignition systems, exhaust systems, heating/cooling, electrical systems, wheels/tires, bodywork, diesel engines, and more. ASE-certified technicians created all of the content.
Contains full-text articles from Consumer Reports, as well as nearly 1,700 other periodicals. Use one of these methods to access Consumer Reports to search for car information:
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Chilton's Automotive Service Manual, 1999-2003
Publication Date: 2002-10-24
Chilton's Service Manuals on automotive repair are comprehensive and technically detailed, offering maintenance, service and repair information. Provided in an easy-to-read format, supported by quick-reference sections as well as exploded-view illustrations, diagrams and charts. Complete coverage of repair procedures is offered, from drive train to chassis and all associated components.
Motor's Auto Repair Manuals
These automotive reference materials provide mechanical specifications and service procedures in order to help diagnose and repair various vehicles.
- Automobile Recall and Defect Information
From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Search for and report vehicle defects.
New and used cars, car reviews, tips & advice, and maintenance.
- National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)
Pricing and information on New Cars, Used Cars, Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Boats, RVs & Manufactured Homes.
- Kelley Blue Book
New and used car values, including motorcycles.
- Montgomery County Automobile Repair Law Summary
Found in Montgomery County Code 31-A Automobile Repair section.
- Automobile repair tips
The Federal Citizen Information Center's Consumer Action website provides guidance on taking your car to the repair shop.
- Maryland Lemon Law
Maryland's lemon law applies only to cars, light trucks and motorcycles that:
1. Are registered in Maryland, and
2. Have been driven less than 18,000 miles and been owned less than 24 months.
(Even if you are not the original owner, the Lemon Law might apply to your vehicle if the original owner purchased it less than 18 months ago.)
- Consumer information on automobiles
The Federal Trade Commission's website on buying, financing, leasing, renting, and maintaining cars.
- Fuel Economy
Auto fuel economy information from the US Dept. of Energy
- US-built car models
Interesting results from a Consumer Reports study.