Wednesday, April 15, 2015

National Car Care Month

Squeaky Wheels?
Your car has a way of telling you when there might be a problem. We're certainly not mechanics but some preliminary car care questions may be answered with help from your local library, using your trusty East Hampton Public Library card.

Use your library card to find out about a car care problem you may have or if you are automobile-handy, to determine whether you can fix it yourself or need to visit your car care center.

Your local library card has access to the same information used by professional shops -- including labor times -- all a few online clicks away when you connect to ChiltonLibrary. Enter your library card barcode number to get started.

  1. Enter the year, make and model of your vehicle.
  2. Navigate to the labor estimating tool.
  3. Click select, then use "Search Operations" to enter a query or use "Standard Operations" to access pull-down menus by topic.
The "Standard Operations" click will look like this:

So maybe you can do it yourself; or maybe this is job is best left to the pros. Either way, ChiltonLibrary is good tool to help you understand a problem, confirm estimates, and make informed car care decisions. The better informed we are as consumers, the better service we can expect.

Happy Car Care Month and hope your vehicle is working well and taking you where you want to be, East Hampton Public Library included...