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Richmond Public Library
Car Buying & Repair

Everything you need to know about cars

Car Buying & Repair

EBSCO Auto Repair
Reference Centre

Car repair guides and diagrams for most models of cars, trucks, SUVs and vans dating from 1945 to the present. Accessible from home; Requires library card to log in.


Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards Online

Provides access to vehicle safety and inspection standards and related
BC legislation.
Available only in the library


Consumer Reports:
EBSCO MasterFile Premiere

Full-text contents of both Consumer Reports Magazine and Buying Guides for the latest reviews of automobiles. Browse the editions of Consumer Reports or try searching the articles using keywords

Car Repair & Care

Web Resources

Repair Manuals

Chilton's Service Manuals
Haynes Automotive Repair Manuals
Mitchell Service & Repair Guides Reference collection at Brighouse branch

Car Purchasing

Web Resources

    New and used cars, auto shows and events, car reviews and car news. lists new and used cars for sale; connects buyers or sellers in your area; latest car reviews and car show information.
  • BCAA (British Columbia Automobile Association)
    Information on buying and selling new and used vehicles; car care and safety; car insurance advice.
  • Canadian Driver
    Online magazine giving product reviews for new, used and luxury vehicles, with price guides and car forums.
  • Car Talk - Actual Car Information
    Entertaining US site featuring segments on buying and selling, hybrid electric vehicles, guide to alternative fuels and driving tips and access to Kelley Blue Book (US).
    Reviews the best auto sites for Canadian car prices, car dealer cost, other sites that can help you run car history reports on used vehicles.
    'Canada’s most powerful negotiating tool'. Invoice price reports for a fee.
    Dtailed vehicle history reports.
    Bing guide for Canadians. Gives independent and unbiased car reviews, with tips on driving and maintenance, insurance and safety, and fuel and tire advice.
    Detailed reviews of new and used vehicles, long-term performance and reliability tests, consumer ratings, common problems and warranty, buying and leasing tips (US pricing).
  • ICBC - Insurance Corporation of BC
    Useful information on buying new and used vehicles, including vehicle history report.
  • Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of BC
    An independent organization created to administer laws relating to retail and private sales of motor vehicles. Strong emphasis on consumer protection. Includes tips for buying new or used cars and boats.
  • Motorcycle Consumer News
    Vehicle reviews and model comparisons.
  • Phil Edmonston's Lemonaid Car Guides
    Selling buying guides for new and used cars, vans SUVs and 4X4’s in Canada. Offers news on some of the latest warranty and safety problems and consumer actions related to them.
    Detailed, step-by-step guide for Canadians on how to choose, buy, and sell a car, with a used car checklist, an automotive glossary, and repair and maintenance advice.
  • Vancouver Car Net
    Directory of new and used cars with links to Vancouver car dealerships.


Auto Repair for Dummies

Auto Repair for Dummies

Popular Mechanics Car Owner's Companion:
101 things you need to know

Popular Mechanics Car Owner's Companion

Dare to Repair Your Car

dare to repair your car

Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car

Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car

Recipes for Car Care

Recipes for car care

75 Ways to Save Gas:
Clean green tips cut your fuel bill

75 ways to save gas

The Complete Canadian Car-Buying Guide