Library 101: ChiltonLibrary Automotive Repair
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Library 101: ChiltonLibrary Automotive Repair

Are you a car enthusiast or a professional mechanic? With Plano Public Library, you have 24/7 access to the ChiltonLibrary, a comprehensive auto repair database.

ChiltonLibrary has information on more than 18,000 kinds of vehicles from the 1940s to current models, and includes:

  • Out-of-the-library mobile access
  • VIN Decoder, which allows a user to submit their vehicle identification number (VIN) and gather valuable information for a car or truck
  • More than 2,500 easy-to-access videos and animations
  • Diagnostics and troubleshooting information
  • Wiring and vacuum diagrams and detailed schematics
  • Manufacturer-recommended maintenance intervals
  • Technical service bulletins and recalls
  • Warranty and Chilton Labor Estimating Tool for common repair procedures
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technician test-prep quizzes

To access the database, click here.


To learn more, watch a video on Getting Started with ChiltonLibrary.


Check it Out

For more automotive resources, browse our collection. Here are a few titles:

Auto Repair & Maintenance by Dave Stribling | Print

Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Maintenance, and Repair by Michael E. Gray | Print

Automotive Detailing in Detail: A Guide to Enhancing, Renovating and Maintaining Your Vehicle’s Appearance by Dom Colbeck, Jon Steele and David McLean | Print

Car Hacks by Craig Stewart | Print

Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide by Patrice Banks | Print

How to Paint Your Car by Dennis Parks | Print

How to Repair Automotive Air-conditioning & Heating Systems by Jerry Clemons | Print

How to Restore Classic Car Interiors: Repair, Restoration, Maintenance, edited by Veloce Publishing | Print

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