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Find reliable automotive help online 24/7 through Chilton Library, trusted by automotive enthusiasts and professionals for more than 100 years. Chilton Library represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Chilton Library gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on a vehicle.

Target Audience:  Grades 9-Adult  Content Connections:  CTE Automotive Technology programs


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Content & Features


Chilton Library includes domestic and import vehicle information through the current model year (updated continuously), videos and animations showing how to complete repairs, wiring and vacuum diagrams, troubleshooting and diagnostic information, maintenance and specification tables, and ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams. 


This continually updated resource provides:

  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Maintenance and specification tables
  • Troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes
  • Photos, illustrations, diagrams and multimedia (videos and animations)
  • ASE test prep


Learning Supports & Tools


Chilton Library’s dynamic search engine helps users find specific procedures quickly and offers other benefits:

  • Domestic and import vehicle information through the current model year, updated continuously
  • Individual tabs for repair, maintenance, labor estimating, and bulletin/recall information
  • Powerful search functionality, including keyword searches and nested tree menus
  • A print button to help you easily print out what is needed 


Tutorials & Guides


Chilton Library supplies a solution for the automotive 'do-it-yourselfer' with repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks. The webinar recording below covers how to select a year, make, and model, and navigate repair, maintenance, recall information, and more!



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Educator Resources


  • Direct Linking: 
    • Copy the URL from the browser bar to create a direct link to the page/content. NOTE:  Students will need to authenticate by clicking once on the Chilton Library icon on the Digital Content tile in BCPS One before selecting the direct link.
    • PDF files can also be downloaded for posting in Schoology.