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Resources

This guide will explain the different resources available to you during your time at TSTC.

Automotive eResources

A collection of Automotive eResources, such as Auto Repair Source and Chilton that include step-by-step auto repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts, and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Gale Chilton Library

Gale - Chilton Library Database

Gale Chilton Library


ChiltonLibrary provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information on most cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today. This resource offers detailed content to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

The continually updated resource offers vehicle manual and diagnostic information, including the following features:

  • Out-of-the-library mobile access whenever and wherever users need it
  • Factory-tested service, repair, and replacement information from the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • VIN Decoder, which allows a user to submit their vehicle identification number (VIN) and gather valuable information for a car, truck, van, or SUV
  • More than 2,500 easy-to-access videos and animations, organized by vehicle systems and subject matter
  • Diagnostic and troubleshooting information
  • Wiring and vacuum diagrams and detailed schematics
  • Manufacturer-recommended maintenance intervals
  • Technical service bulletins and recalls
  • Warranty and Chilton Labor Estimating Tool for common vehicle repair procedures
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technician test-prep quizzes to assess a user’s technical knowledge

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source Database

Auto Repair Source


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, and more.

Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, Auto Repair Source™ offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.

The continually updated resource offers vehicle manual and diagnostic information, including the following features:

  • Service information optimized for the most common maintenance and repair operations
  • Technical service bulletins and recall notices
  • Component location diagrams for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks
  • Precise and comprehensive wiring diagrams for all systems
  • Maintenance schedules and estimated labor times for the most commonly performed operations in a mechanical repair shop
  • Engineering specifications/standards for the most common repairs and adjustments
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), flowcharts and step-by-step diagnostic instructions covering powertrain, chassis, body, and network communicationt
  • Part numbers, diagrams and pricing for thousands of the most commonly replaced parts, including manufacturer-suggested retail price to help users validate the cost of repair