Library E-Resources
(from Boston Public Library)

Massachusetts residents are eligible to use the Boston Public Library's (BPL) online databases. you will need a BPL card to access these resources. If you do not already have a BPL e-card, you can register for one by clicking here.

Access all of BPL e-resources here.

Chilton Library
Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks all in one place.


Note: Magazines can be checked out for 2 weeks with the exception of the most recently received issue.

Automobile (Monthly)
Car and Driver (Monthly)
Consumer Reports (April is the yearly "Auto" issue)
NADA Official Used Car Guide (Monthly)

Local Car Repair in Maynard (for when all else fails!)

Artisan Automotive (978-897-3588)
13B Brown St

ATS Auto Service (978-637-2460)
65 Acton St

Auto Manicures (978-461-0606)
6 Glendale St

Christmas Motors (978-897-9627)
133 Acton St

Jarmo's Auto Repair (978-897-8757)
5 Acton St

Jiffy Lube (978-897-3327)
3 Powder Mill Rd

Maynard Motors (978-897-7777)
145 Great Rd

Shorette's Automotive (978-897-3887)
2 Brown St

Willey's Auto (978-897-0703)
1 Euclid Ave

Auto Parts in Maynard

Advance Auto Parts (978-938-4716)
86 Powder Mill Rd

NAPA Auto Parts (978-897-8961)
233 Main St

Car Rentals in Maynard

Avis Rent-A-Car (978-897-3900)
27 Acton St

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (978-823-0044)
48 Acton St.

Web Resources

Buying/Selling/Pricing Cars

Comprehensive and unbiased free online auto repair resource. You can also get reviews and quotes from area auto repair shops.

Mostly focuses on legal information related to cars, including lemon laws in each state.
Commercial website for buying and selling new, certified, and used cars. Lets you research and compare cars by searching for body type, mileage, price and numerous other criteria.

Auto information from Tom and Ray, the NPR Car Talk guys.
Primarily used for obtaining car prices. Includes tips on how to buy a car, and lists cars available in your area.

Kelley Blue Book
Primarily used for looking up the trade-in or resale value of new and used cars.
Specializes in used cars. You can search by body type, make, model, price range, and zip code.

Vehicle History Reports

Carfax is used by millions of consumers each year. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports™ are available on all used cars and light trucks model year 1981 or later. Using the unique 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN), a CARFAX Report is instantly generated from their database of over ten billion records.

Fuel Economy/Emission
The official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. Compare cars for mileage side-by-side, calculate the miles per gallon on your car and fuel cost for a trip, and learn more ways to save at the pump and be more environmentally friendly in your car.

Gas Prices (by state)
Provided by, lists the current gas prices at stations in major metropolitan areas around the country.

Safety/Crash Reports

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Get car safety ratings, find out insurance losses by make/model, and access research data related to vehicle accidents.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
A wealth of information on safe driving for all types of vehicles, research reports, and regulations pertaining to transportation.


License renewals, driver's manual, registration applications, branch information, and more.