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Automobile


Auto Repair Source

Formerly known as AutoMate. DIY auto repair. Enter the vehicle make, model, and year to find repair and maintenance information, wiring diagrams, and labor costs. Replaces Auto Repair Reference Center. Available with a library card.


DMV VIN Decoder Tool

A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique 17-digit code assigned to every manufactured vehicle. The VIN is a combination of letters and numbers that adhere to a standardized format established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1981. Use this tool to understand what all the characters in your vehicle’s VIN stand for.



Fuel Economy

FuelEconomy.gov is a federal government website that helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own. FuelEconomy.gov is maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy with data provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The site helps fulfill DOE and EPA’s responsibility under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to provide accurate fuel economy information to consumers.



Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) is a full-text database accessible via a custom EBSCO interface. It is intended for public library patrons, as well as public school teachers and students, seeking reference and instructional information about small engine machinery maintenance and repair.