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 Source (formerly AutoMate)

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

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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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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 Complete (formerly MasterFILE Premier) 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.