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Car Resources for Teens

Car Resources for Teens

Want to learn more about cars? If you are looking to get your first car, but don’t know what to look for in a vehicle, the library has resources for you. If you want to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape, the library has resources for you. Consider using the databases listed below to become informed about car purchasing and car maintenance.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is a great database for teens looking to see how products and services are rated. The databases include a useful search function to compare and contrast similar vehicles. Once you select a car, you can the price range for the new or used vehicle. The databases also offers useful estimates for vehicle service at nearby auto service providers. You can also find information about the best tires for your vehicle.

Chilton Library

If you want to learn how to repair your vehicle yourself, then take a look at the Chilton Library database offered through the PGTPL. You can access step-by-step repair guides that include helpful images. You can also find maintenance schedules for cars by searching make, model, and year. Searching up a car can also show you whether there are any recalls or important bulletins involving your vehicle. The database also has practice questions for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam for those considering obtaining certification as an automotive professional.

Parallel Parking is Easy (and Other Lies)

In Teen Central, you can find a book all about driving in our growing non-fiction shelf. Kristy Grant’s Parallel Parking is Easy (and Other Lies) debunks common driving myths, gives you checklists to make sure you are driving safely, and gives helpful hints on situations you might find yourself in while on the road.

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