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Auto Repair Reference Center

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If you’re a backyard mechanic, a car hobbyist, or you just want to get to know your car a little better, then Automobile Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is for you , ARRC is focused entirely on fixing your car.

Using the ARRC is as easy as opening your owner’s manual. All you need to do is follow a series of links: year, make, model, and then you’re into the nitty-gritty of the guides. The best part is that everything is printable, so you don’t have to run back and forth to the computer, and you have only the pages you need and nothing extra.

The step-by-step procedures are written specifically for the Do-It-Yourself type, but comprehensive enough for professional technicians. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. New repair procedures and updates will also be added continuously.

Content includes:
• Approximately 25,000 vehicles covered from 1954 to present
• More than 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer
• Wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing
• Labor Time Guide & Estimator
• Specifications & maintenance schedules
• Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance
• Over 100,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs
• Learn more about how your car works, visit the Auto IQ section for videos and animated demonstrations.

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