ChiltonLibrary provides authoritative, money-saving car care guidance
Studies show consumers are keeping their cars longer. With more older cars on the road, repairs are on the rise. People in Decatur interested in taking wrench in hand to save money now have a resource to help.
Decatur residents can access reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, a resource available on the Decatur Public Library website. Trusted by automotive enthusiasts for more than 100 years, ChiltonLibrary supports “do-it-yourselfers” of all skill levels. No other source contains more years, makes, and models.
“ChiltonLibrary helps patrons save money on car repairs by offering expert, step-by-step guidance on how to conduct repairs themselves, or by having greater knowledge about their vehicle when taking it to a professional for service,” said Sherry Sakovich, Director of Decatur Public Library. “Residents with a library card can tap into this resource through their home computers, iPads or tablets around the clock, in addition to being able to access the information here at the library.”
ChiltonLibrary, from Gale, part of Cengage Learning, provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles! This continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.
In addition to finding repair information, library users are able to:
- Look up recalls and service bulletins
- Find estimated labor time helping users confidently estimate repair costs
- Prepare for ASE mechanic certification with test prep quizzes
ChiltonLibrary supplies a solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the skill level. With product enhancements such as mobile optimization and ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, ChiltonLibrary is a perfect solution for all vehicle needs. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.
Decatur, AL residents can access ChiltonLibrary from library computers or remotely by visiting the library’s website www.decatur.lib.al.us.
For questions or more information, please contact the Reference Department at Decatur Public Library: firstname.lastname@example.org or (256) 353-2993 ext. 117.