Learn how to repair your car with Haynes Repair Manuals

Haynes AutoHaynes is among the leading publishers of car repair manuals, offering detailed instructions for the do-it-yourselfer. Search this site to buy manuals specific to your vehicle. Browse Haynes’ free video podcasts for quick car maintenance tutorials on how to replace a spark plug or change transmission fluid: (http://www.haynes.com/video.downloads).




ALLDATA Offers Professional-level Car Repair Information

AllData.comThis site, from the AutoZone car parts store, is geared mainly toward professional mechanics who want to buy repair information. Still, ALLDATA does offer some help for do-it-yourselfers. Browse TechTips written by ASE-certified master technicians and engine machinists (www.alldatadiy.com/techtips/index.html). For about $25 per year, you can buy a subscription to ALLDATA’s database of repair and diagnostic data covering more than 20,000 vehicles dating back to 1982.


RepairClinic helps you fix your own appliances.

Repair ClinicThe agitator dogs on my 17-year-old Whirlpool washing machine are shot. I turn to Repair Clinic to order a replacement part and even get advice about how to install it myself. Or maybe to figure out that I shouldn’t repair it myself but call a professional instead!

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Lowe’s How-To Library teaches faucet installation

Lowe's How-To LibraryLowe’s Home Improvement offers a library of instructions and videos for home repair and improvement. This particular page details the use of the mysterious basin wrench and assures us that the faucet swap should take no more than an hour. (I couldn’t even get the water turned off in that amount of time.)