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Have you met AutoMate?

Do you frequently work on vehicles?

AutoMate may be your new auto repair BFF.

Whether you work on vehicles for fun or out of necessity – you’re going to love this library resource, and it’s accessible from your home computer or another internet-accessible device. If you are an avid user of the Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) you will want to keep reading – AutoMate will replace ARRC beginning Aug. 1, 2018.

Maybe you enjoy restoring cars as a hobby or maybe you are one of those lucky fellas who has what’s sometimes called a “clunker”. To use a personal favorite that my family often used when referring to a real gem of a junker – a “chitty-chitty-bang-bang” alluding to the sounds the car makes while driving down the road.

Whatever you call your vehicle, it’s your baby. It gets you from point A - to - well hopefully it gets you to point B - so you have to take care of it, right?

AutoMate provides step-by-step repair procedures, wiring diagrams, component location diagrams, maintenance schedules, diagnostic trouble codes, and much more!

AutoMate covers vehicles from 1974-present. If you are looking to tinker with a vehicle that pre-dates 1974 – you will need to come into your local library and access the Mitchell ProDemand database which covers 1960-present.

To get started using AutoMate follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to Metrolibrary.org (if you’re reading this on our website – you’re already there).
  2. Click, “My Account” in red at the top right-hand corner of the page to login using your library card number and your last name.
  3. Click “Research” located in the blue bar at the top of the page.
  4. Click “Automate” in the alphabetical list.
  5. Find your vehicle by entering the year, make, model, and engine type in the filters.
  6. Use the drop-down menu bars on the left-hand side of the screen to find what you need to research.

Use the video below to learn how to navigate AutoMate 

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