It’s the perfect season to do auto repairs and other tune-ups in preparation for the summer season and the ORL offers two great online resources for customers to explore: Auto Repair Reference Center & Small Engine Repair Reference Center.
Auto Repair Reference Center
In the Auto Repair Reference Center, you can find coverage of more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to 2010. There are thousands of drawings, photographs, and wiring diagrams to guide you.
To find vehicle repair information, you can look by year, name of vehicle manufacturer and model of your vehicle. You can find such information as service bulletins and recalls, repair procedures and diagrams, specifications and more.
You can also find general car care tips, “Auto IQ” videos, and troubleshooting walkthroughs to help you learn about your car. These additional features are found in boxes lined along the bottom of the Center’s page.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
The Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides detailed repair guides for both routine engine maintenance and for more extensive repairs for such things as motorcycles, lawnmowers and boat motors.
The repair information comes from hundreds of reference books and manuals, and many include photos and illustrations for step-by-step help.
You can easily explore the Center by category, where you can choose the type of engine you need information for, and select the brand, engine type and model numbers.
You can visit each of these Centers through the “View all Digital Resources” button found on the ORL homepage, www.orl.bc.ca . They can both be found under the ‘Automotive’ heading and can used at home or in the library, just sign in with your library card and PIN!