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Where to Buy Auto Repair Manuals

The Library's Automotive Repair collection has over 4,000 repair manuals, and most of them are available for checkout. If you want to buy your own copy, here's where to look.   More...

Finding Automotive Repair Information

Tips for successfully searching for automotive repair information in print and on a computer.
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Buy-It-Yourself Auto Repair Manuals

The Library's Automotive Repair collection has over 4,000 repair manuals, and most of them are available for checkout. If you want to buy your own copy, here's where to look.  More...

New Interstate 49 Coming to Missouri

The new section of I-49 from Kansas City to Pineville, Missouri, will become official on 12/12/12.  More...

Out-of-This-World Manuals

The Owner's Workshop Manual series by Haynes includes some vehicles you probably don't have in your garage.  More...

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Drivers interested in electric and hybrid gas-electric vehicles now have many choices.  More...

The Japanese Earthquake Shakes Up Car Prices

The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan are starting to cause price increases in certain car models.  More...

125th Anniversary of the Automobile

On January 29, 1886, Karl Benz applied for a patent on his Patent-MotorWagen, the first vehicle designed to be driven by a motor.  More...

15% Ethanol Blend (E15) Approved by EPA

The EPA has approved the use of a 15% ethanol--85% gasoline blend in newer cars.  More...

Automotive X Prize

UPDATE (9/16):  Three teams awarded share of $10 million purse in Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize for super fuel-efficient vehicles.   More...

Motor Vehicle Right to Repair Act

Recent bills introduced in Congress have renewed debate about what information car companies should be required to share.   More...

Has Your Car Been Recalled?

There are several sources of good information about which cars and trucks have recalls and what you should do about them.  More...

Driving a Safer Car

Safety ratings for cars and trucks from three independent sources.  More...

Repair or Replace?

The age-old question of when to repair your current vehicle and when to trade it in for a new (or newer) one gets even harder in tough economic times. The Library can help you find information to make the decision.  More...

"Cash-for-Clunkers" and Other Benefits of the Recovery Act

The average citizen can benefit from several parts of the Recovery Act and CARS programs.  More...

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