I don’t know how many people are aware of it, but the library has a very good collection of automotive repair manuals.
You can find them in the library catalog by searching for:
You might also be able to find the book by LC Subject = (your car’s make). So, if you own a Toyota, search by LC Subject = Toyota.
You’ll find listings like Toyota Automobiles — Maintenance And Repair, Toyota Automobiles — Maintenance And Repair — Amateurs’ Manuals, and Toyota Automobiles — Maintenance And Repair — Handbooks, Manuals, Etc. You’ll also notice that there are individual listings for Toyota Celica Automobile, so you can also search by LC Subject = (make) (model) to refine your search.
We’ve replaced a control arm, a part for my directional signal, and an alternator for my car, all using the manual I took out of the library. If you only need to make a repair to your car, and it’s not an emergency, I recommend requesting the repair manual online and then picking it up at the library checkout desk when it’s available.