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ChiltonLibrary New!

ChiltonLibrary 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) 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

MasterFILE Premier

Search hundreds of full-text magazines and newspapers and also link to Flipster Digital Magazines.




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Consumer Issues from USA.gov

Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Provides information, resources, and links for renters, homebuyers, homeowners, lenders, real estate professionals, and on state specific programs for renting or buying property.

Fuel Economy-US Deptartment of Energy

The official U.S. government source for fuel economy information.

Consumer.gov: What to Know and Do

Consumer protection basics with quick and easy-to-use resources to learn how to manage your money, how credit and debt affect your life, and how to avoid scams and identify theft. From the Federal Trade Commission.

General Consumer Product Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children.

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection works for the consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace.

Consumer Search

Offers an alternative to Consumer Reports and is rated highly by PC World Magazine.

OnGuardOnline - Your Safety Net

Provides practical tips from the federal government as well as the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving, and helps charitable givers make intelligent decisions by providing information on over thirty-four hundred charities and by evaluating the financial health of each of these charities.

Consumer Reports - Best Buy Drugs

Provides consumers with objective information on the effectiveness of prescription drugs, helps consumers with communicating with their doctors about drug costs, and helps consumers to better afford their prescription medications.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

“NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.”

Edmunds.com

One of the best online automobile pricing and evaluation guides for new or used cars includes prices, reviews, car insurance info, and more.

NADA Pricing Guides

Includes prices for new, used and classic cars, boats, airplanes motorcycles, RVs, and manufactured housing.

BUC International Corporation

The authoritative source for both new and used boat prices, BucValu.com, a module on the website, is free, but the rest of the services require a subscription fee.