Books about Car Buying & Maintenance

Chilton's Repair Manuals (series)

Chilton's Repair Manuals (series)

Smart strategies for buying a car  - Daniel E Harmon

Smart strategies for buying a car

Daniel E Harmon
Car Buying Revealed

Car Buying Revealed

Clymer Repair Guides

Clymer Repair Guides

Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car: Everything You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Car and Get on with Your Life - Lauren Fix

Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car: Everything You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Car and Get on with Your Life

Lauren Fix
How to Live Well Without Owning a Car: Save Money, Breathe Easier, and Get More Mileage Out of Life

How to Live Well Without Owning a Car: Save Money, Breathe Easier, and Get More Mileage Out of Life

Essential car care for women - Jamie Little

Essential car care for women

Jamie Little
Cheaper, better, faster : over 2,000 tips and tricks to save you time and money every day / Mary Hunt - Mary Hunt

Cheaper, better, faster : over 2,000 tips and tricks to save you time and money every day / Mary Hunt

Mary Hunt
Fight for your money : how to stop getting ripped off and save a fortune / David Bach - David Bach

Fight for your money : how to stop getting ripped off and save a fortune / David Bach

David Bach
The complete guide to auto body repair / Dennis Parks - Dennis Parks

The complete guide to auto body repair / Dennis Parks

Dennis Parks
Not so fast : parenting your teen through the dangers of driving - Tim Hollister

Not so fast : parenting your teen through the dangers of driving

Tim Hollister
Smart, simple and easy long term car ownership : save thousands - Karen Gravelle

Smart, simple and easy long term car ownership : save thousands

Karen Gravelle
The Driving book : everything new drivers need to know but don't know to ask - Karen Gravelle

The Driving book : everything new drivers need to know but don't know to ask

Karen Gravelle

Where to Start

Choosing a Car

  • Consumer Reports: The April issue includes top picks, reviews of current models and evaluations of used vehicles. Other issues contain in-depth articles on various models, often focusing on such nuts and bolts details as tires and batteries. Online edition.
  • Motor Trend: Includes car pricing information, current rebates & incentives, safety data, car photos, specs & more.
  • Car and Driver: Provides car reviews and car buying advice.
  • Road & Track: Check out buyers guides, sneak peeks, road tests and more.
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Gives crash data for cars as well as data on seat/head restraints
  • FuelEconomy.gov: Provides gas mileage data on U.S. cars, trucks, vans, etc.

Price Comparisons

  • N.A.D.A. Used Car Guides: Includes pricing information for used cars, including suggested retail value. Also includes pricing for vans, trucks, recreational vehicles, marine vehicles, motorcycles, etc.
  • Kelley Blue Book.com: Contains information on calculating financing rates.
  • Edmunds.com: Offers comparisons on new and used car deals, incentives, rebates and road test results.

Buy v. Lease

Maintenance

  • Auto Repair Reference Center: Provides a great deal of vehicle information to the car owner who wants to repair a car or who just wants to understand how the car works. Vehicle information includes repair procedures, service bulletins and recalls, and wiring diagrams.
  • Chilton's Repair Manuals: Covers such concerns as general maintenance, fuel system, engine overhaul, engine or chassis electrical, and suspension and steering. Also available online.
  • Clymer's Car Repair Manuals: Another useful repair manual series.

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