Automotive and Engine Repair

Databases
Free permit practice tests

Driving-Tests.org
This free service includes online practice tests and handbooks for obtaining a car, motorcycle or CDL license in Texas.  Some of the material is available in Spanish. It also offers a user friendly FAQ about obtaining a driver's permit in Texas.

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Auto Repair Reference Center

Step-by-step repair instructions for most domestic and import automobiles since 1945. Also included are tips for car care maintenance and troubleshooting guidelines.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Provides detailed, user-friendly repair guides and information on routine maintenance for small engines.

Books

Search Irving Public Library's catalog for Chilton's and Haynes car repair manuals. 

MAGAZINES

Find reviews on new and used cars in issues of Consumer Reports at the South, Valley Ranch or West library locations.  Electronic version of Consumer Report can also be found in the MasterFile Premiere database.

Websites

Edmunds.com
Research new and used cars, view incentives and dealer inventory listings, compare vehicles, get car buying advice and reviews. Edmunds.com also has information on car maintenance.
Kelley Blue Book
Find out what your car is worth, research car quotes, and view photos, videos, reviews, and more.