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Posted on: September 7, 2019

Chilton Database for Auto Repairs is Now Available

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The library now subscribes to the Chilton Automotive Database. Access FREE and reliable automotive help online 24/7 through Chilton Library, now available through Watsonville Library - whether inside the library or remotely from outside of the library.

Studies show consumers are keeping their cars longer. With more older cars on the road, repairs are on the rise. People in Watsonville interested in taking wrench into their own hands to save money, now have a resource to help. 

Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward. The database is continually updated with step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) simplify even the most complicated tasks.

In addition to finding repair information, library users are able to: 

►  Look up recalls and service bulletins

►  Find estimated labor time helping users confidently estimate repair costs

►  Prepare for ASE mechanic certification with test prep quizzes


Watsonville residents can access ChiltonLibrary from library computers or remotely by visiting the library’s website. You will need your library card to access the ChiltonLibrary from home. 

For questions or more information, please call the library at 831-768-3400.

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