Lorain Library service offers free automotive help online – Morning Journal

Studies show consumers are keeping their cars longer.

With more older cars on the road, repairs are on the rise.

Those interested in taking a wrench into their own hands to save money have a resource to help.

According to a news release from the Lorain Public Library System, car owners can access reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, a resource available in the eLibrary of the LorainPublicLibrary.org website.

Trusted by automotive enthusiasts for more than 100 years, ChiltonLibrary supports “do-it-yourselfers” of all skill levels, the release said.

No other source contains more years, makes and models, according to the release.

“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 Lorain Public Library System Marketing Director Jennifer Black. “All you need is your library card to tap into this resource through your home computers, iPads or tablets around the clock, in addition to being able to access the information here at the library.”

ChiltonLibrary, from Gale, a Cengage company, 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 continuously 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 can:
• 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, according to the release.

With product enhancements such as mobile optimization and ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, ChiltonLibrary is a perfect solution for all vehicle needs, the release said.

Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.

Lorain Public Library System cardholders can access ChiltonLibrary from library computers or remotely by visiting lorainpubliclibrary.org.

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