Automotive and Engine Repair

Free permit practice tests
Gale Chilton Library
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.

Gale: Chilton Library

This 24-hour on-call "mechanic" provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. Ford, Chrysler, GM, Honda, Toyota and numerous other makes are well-represented. Photos, illustrations and repair procedures help to simplify even the most arduous tasks.

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


Find reviews on new and used cars in issues of Consumer Reports at the South, Valley Ranch or West library locations.

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