Keeping the Little Deuce Coupe Running Strong

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America has a serious love affair with cars. According to The World Bank, there are 786 motor vehicles per 1,000 people in the US – the highest ratio in the world. The birthplace of mass automobile manufacturing remains its stronghold. And for a large number of car-owners, maintaining and servicing their own vehicle is part of the fun; for others, it’s a necessity.

For patrons looking for do-it-yourself auto repair and maintenance information, you can’t beat the venerable Chilton’s repair manuals. Car-lovers have depended on these sources for dependable, up-to-date information since Kaisers roared down the street. Today auto enthusiasts of all skill levels can access auto repair information in ChiltonLibrary, the continually updated online resource.

ChiltonLibrary provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, with videos, photos, and animations, step-by-step procedures, and other in-demand features. And now just-introduced enhancements include:

  • ASE Technician Sample Tests— short sample tests that provide a high-level assessment of overall readiness to pass an ASE certification exam. Patrons will gain a better understanding of their strengths and areas needing additional review. Supports more than 300,000 automotive professionals nationwide who have earned the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence and must renew their certification every five years.
  • The Labor Time Estimator Tool, which helps users estimate repair costs and timing and understand what work should be included in the estimate. Three versions of labor times are provided: the manufacturer warranty time (OEM recommendation for dealer technicians), the regular time (closer to what a do-it-yourselfer might experience), and the severe service time (for vehicles operated under severe conditions).
  • MARC Records are now available, allowing you to fully integrate auto repair information into your library’s catalog and make it easy for patrons to find.

In addition to expected maintenance information, ChiltonLibrary provides the latest recall information – helping car-owners a way to pinpoint recalls for specific makes and models, and to keep their travels safe.


April is National Car Care Month—Free Toolkit for Webinar Registrants
Attend our informative webinar and learn about ChiltonLibrary from the experts. We’ll demonstrate the most popular features used by public library patrons, new enhancements and preview our National Car Care Month promo toolkit, which is packed full of great marketing materials:

  • Facebook and Twitter posts
  • Blog posts
  • Posters and flyers
  • Web ads
  • Bookmarks and tent cards
  • And much more

ChiltonLibrary customers will receive this kit just for registering for and attending the webinar.

If you don’t have ChiltonLibrary yet, purchase it by March 27 to receive this special promo toolkit. Simply use the PROMO CODE: TOOLKIT when ordering.

Friday, February 27
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET



Take it out for a spin
Request a free trial today and see for yourself how it handles in real road test.


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