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Finding Auto Information at SPSCC Library

Films on Demand

Use Films on Demand to find a library of auto repair and maintenance videos.

Screenshot of Films on Demand Auto videos

1. From the Films on Demand homepage, click menu icon.

2. Under Subjects, click View All. 

3. Scroll or CTRL+F to locate Automotive Trades. It's located under Technical Education & Skilled Trades.

Quick Search

Use Quick Search to find online and print books, magazine and trade articles, industry reports, videos, and more. 

Screenshot of a Quick Search results page for a search for automotive repair

1. From SPSCC Library's homepage, in the center of the page, enter search terms and click Search button or Enter key on keyboard.

2. If you want to narrow your results, use the filters on the left side. 

Finding Auto Information Beyond SPSCC

Timberland Regional Library

Use TRL to find Chilton Online Auto Repair manuals.

Screenshot of Timberland Regional Library homepage

1. From the TRL homepage menu, click Online Resources, select All Resources

2. Click the letter C, scroll down to Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals

Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals

An automotive repair database with maintenance instructions and repair guides for most vehicle years, makes, and models. As one of the most trusted names in auto repair, Chilton Library is a fantastic resource for the at-home mechanic or automotive enthusiast.

Features include:

  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Labor Estimating Tool.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.