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Automotive Research

Find information, reviews and prices for new and used automobiles:

  • Autotrader
  • Auto Repair Source
    • Log in using your 14-digit library card number.
    • Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
    • All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
  • Edmunds
  • Fuel Economy
    • A guide from the U.S. Department of Energy
  • J.D. Power Ratings and Awards
    • Each year, J.D. Power interacts with millions of consumers to better understand their opinions, perceptions, and expectations about a variety of products and services in more than a dozen industries, including the automotive industry..
    Kelly Blue Book
  • NADA Guides (National Automobile Dealers Association)
  • Vehix
  • ValChoice Car Insurance Calculator
    • Lets you calculate auto insurance costs customized to your age, location, driving record, vehicle, etc. Your personal information is only used to calculate insurance price.
    • ValChoice analyzes home and auto insurance companies annually in each state where they do business. This totals 25,000 separate company's analyzed per year. Every company is analyzed in each state where they do business across the three most important buying criteria: price (value), quality (claims handling) and service.

Find help with drivers' tests:

    • This service includes free tests, written specifically based on Illinois DMV materials. Practice tests for cars, motorcycle, and CDL, as well as handbooks with pertinent traffic laws are available for free.
  • Illinois Rules of the Road (.pdf)