There are many excellent sites on the Web that deal with automotive subjects. Check out our favorite links below:
Industry Groups and Nonprofit Organizations
- Automotive Service Association
National Association for Automotive Service Excellence - Always look for ASE-certified technicians and master technicians to be sure you are getting the highest quality auto repair.
Car Care Council - This nonprofit group provides educational pamphlets about cars. Check out their website for lots of information about maintenance, safety and environment issues.
- Information Sites
- Autopedia - The Automotive Encyclopedia
AutoSite - A comprehensive resource with information on new and used cars
Woman Motorist - the site is geared to the concerns of women and presents automotive information in an unintimidating fashion
Under the Hood - This site was an entry in the international Think Quest competition (a program that allows high school students to research, design and create websites on just about any topic). It provides an excellent tour through the systems of an average car and describes the principles behind how a car works. Keep in mind, the site was created by high school students, not professional mechanics, so you should not rely on any information. But if you'd like to know more about the inner workings of a car, it's a good place to start.
- Special Resources
- Car Care City - this free service helps you keep records of your car maintenance and sends you e-mail updates to remind you when it's time to have your car serviced
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration - this official government website provides lots of information on passenger vehicle safety, including databases of vehicle recalls and service bulletins
- New and Used Car Buyer's Guides
Kelley Blue Book