Cars & Driving

Explore these online resources for free with your DBRL library card.

Automotive Guide

Maintenance & Repair

  • Chilton Automotive Repair
    Includes step-by-step repair procedures, wiring diagrams and illustrations for cars and trucks from 1940 to present. Also offers Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician test preparation. (Library card required for access.)
  • Old Car Manual Project
    Contains scanned copies of owner’s manuals, brochures and advertisements for a variety of old automobiles.

Price Guides

    New and used car pricing information as well as guides, reviews, and advice on automobile purchasing, ownership, finance and insurance.
  • Kelley Blue Book
    New and used car pricing information, as well as dealer invoices and manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for new cars.
  • J.D. Power Guides (formerly NADA Guides)
    Pricing information for cars, motorcycles, scooters, snowmobiles, recreational vehicles (RVs), boats and manufactured homes.


  • Consumer Reports
    Get unbiased, current ratings and recommendations on thousands of products including cars.
  • Motor Vehicle Licensing
    Information on licensing and obtaining a title from the Missouri Department of Revenue.
  • Autotrader
    Source for researching, comparing, buying and selling cars.
  • Car and Driver
    New car buying guides, reviews, industry news and features, such as 10Best lists, hybrid cars, etc.
  • Fuel Economy
    Official U.S. government source for gas mileage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings and safety information for new and used cars and trucks.
  • IIHS Crash Tests
    Independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing crashes on national highways by testing and rating vehicles.
  • IntelliChoice
    Vehicle information, including cost of ownership over a five-year period.
    Guide on car leasing and calculators.

Recalls & Consumer Protection


Chilton Automotive Repair

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Step-by-step service and repair procedures, maintenance and specification tables, photographs, diagrams and illustrations. Includes a labor estimating tool and ASE test prep quizzes.

Missouri Driver Education Practice Tests

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Free practice tests for Missouri Department of Revenue written examinations. Includes car, motorcycle and commercial driver license tests.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Find assistance with maintaining and repairing motorcycles, boats, mowers, tractors, tillers, generators and other small engines with the help of more than 410 reference texts with original photos and illustrations.