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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Get Car Repair Help Online with Chilton Database

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Your library subscribes to a number of respected online databases available to all library cardholders at no charge.  Each month we will highlight a different database for you to get involved in using, to show you the wealth of information at your fingertips.

This month we're introducing you to the Chilton Library.  Staff are accustomed to hearing patrons as for our Chilton's collection, or where to find materials for automotive repair.  Although we do house a collection of these manuals in print, the one you may be looking for may be checked out by another patron, or damaged and no longer circulating.  Through the Chilton Library databases, you'll have access to the complete collection of instruction manuals, 24/7, and accessible from any Internet-enabled device.

Infographic for the Chilton Library DatabaseThis amazing resource will provide you with "exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures" and more.  For over 80 years, the company has been the leading publisher of professional automotive repair manuals, and what's best about this database is its easy-to-use design.

To get started, use your 13-digit library card number to log into the Chilton Library.  Once you'd done use, use the Vehicle Selector tool to locate the vehicle you need by year, make and model.  Once completed, you will be able to do a search for those repair manuals in its database.  You may choose to access data on your vehicle for Repair, Maintenance, and Bulletins/Recalls.  Additionally, sections are available or print if needed, you may email sections to yourself, listen to an audio version of the instructions, and in select places there may also be video content.

Don't tie your ability to work on your car on whether the library is open and whether or not we have the manual you're looking for in stock.  Just make sure you have an active Abilene Public Library card and you'll have the complete library of repair manuals at your fingertips and when you need them.  

Feel free to give this database a test drive, and look out for future installments of this database series each month.  You never know what you might find at the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger.

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