Automotive

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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Databases (most require KPL library card)

Chilton Auto Repair (Home Access)

ChiltonLibrary provides  photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks

Newspapers and Magazines

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Automobile Magazine

Automotive Industries

Automotive News

Car and Driver

Car Collector

Consumer Guide - Auto Series

Hemmings Motor News

Hot Rod

Motor Trend

Road And Track

Community Resources

Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club

Kalamazoo Area New Car Dealers Association

Kazoom

Rod Benders Car Club of West Michigan Inc.

Sports Car Club of America - Western Michigan Region

Websites

ASE Automotive Service Excellence

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence study guides and test preparations.

Auto Zone

Automotive repair and maintenance information.

Automobile Safety Information

Crash test dummies help collect data for this site. It rates vehicles and how they fared in crash tests.

AutoSite

You'll get beyond the basics with this site. It features fine-tuned information on what makes an automobile go!

Autotropolis.com

This site will help you find that new or used vehicle.

Car and Driver

A celebration of automobiles! This site is a goldmine for the auto enthusiast and helpful for those looking to make a purchase.

Cartalk

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as Click and Clack, address serious car concerns in a light and humorous way.

Child Passenger Safety Program

From the NHTSA, information and publications on child safety.

Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guides

Get ready auto buyers. Reviews and information on new and used vehicles will get you behind the wheel of a good buy.

Fuel Economy Guide

Sponsored by the EPA, this site gives details on gas mileage and fuel economy for many automobile manufacturers.

Kelley Blue Book

If you're looking for a vehicle, this free, interactive site provides new and used automobile prices.

Michigan Secretary of State

Includes information on buying a car, selling a car, and also automotive-repair businesses.

Mlive AutoSuperStore

Find a new or used vehicle in Michigan today! Site allows you to search by location and what you want in your automobile.

NADA Guides

If it takes gas and moves quick, you can find the price here. Be it a family van, classic car, or speed boat, it's on this site.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

If you're interested in auto safety, this site has it all. Information is available to prepare you to make a safe vehicle purchase.


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A man repairing his car engine.

Step by step auto repair info for do-it-yourself people from Chilton Auto Repair database