Research & Reference: Automobiles

Subscription-Based Library Resources:

The following resources are available from GHPLD remotely or within the Library. A Library card is required.

Auto Mate

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

ConsumerReports.org

Thousands of unbiased Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips.  Proven product reliability data and complete product specifications are included.  Product and service Ratings and reviews include electronics, appliances, home & garden, baby gear, food products, and automobiles.

Free Resources:

The following resources are recommendations that may be helpful to you. These resources are not created or controlled by GHPLD.

Emergency Contact Database

Allows Illinois driver’s license, instruction permit and ID cardholders to enter emergency contact information into a voluntary, secure database. In the event of a motor vehicle crash or other emergency situation when a person is unable to communicate directly, law enforcement may access the database to help them reach the person’s designated contacts.

Fuel Economy

Provides fuel economy estimates, energy and environmental impact ratings, fuel-saving tips and other useful information. New and used vehicle pricing and information.

Safecar.gov

Find five star crash test and rollover ratings, articles on equipment, safety, defects, recalls, and air bags.