Internet Resources - Transportation



Databases

  • Auto Repair Reference Center
    Troubleshooting, care and repair tips and more for your automobile. Search by model, make, and year for news, diagrams, and specific information about your car.
    Browse related subjects: Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Technology, Transportation
  • ChiltonLibrary.com
    ChiltonLibrary provides automotive repair information for do-it-yourself (DIY) people. You'll find exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
    Browse related subjects: Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Transportation

Recommended Websites

  • 511 Transit
    Coordinates public transit information in the greater San Francisco Bay area. Provides maps, schedules, and connections between systems.
    Browse related subjects: Transportation
  • FuelEconomy.gov
    This is the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. The site offers side-by-side comparisons of different automobile makes and models, a hybrid comparison tool, and news regarding fuel economy in the auto industry.
    Browse related subjects: Consumers, Environment, Government, Transportation
  • Kelley Blue Book
    This is an excellent place to start when considering buying or selling a car. Find your car's trade-in value or private party value. Also, price new cars and compare used and new cars. KBB provides estimates for vehicles dating as far back as 1993. The library also has paper copies of Kelley's various price guides, including for motorcycles and recreational vehicles. The Downtown Branch keeps older editions, useful for estimating a vehicle's value at a given time in the past.
    Browse related subjects: Consumers, Price Guides, Transportation
  • NADA Guides
    NADA provides price guides for cars, RVs, boats, motorcycles, and classic cars. You can find what to expect to pay for a new or used car, how much to expect for trade-in or private party value for all years, makes, and models of vehicles.
    Browse related subjects: Consumers, Price Guides, Transportation
  • Recalls.gov
    This is a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Association, United States Coast Guard, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency have joined together to provide safety and recall information for many different products, including pet food, cosmetics, cars, baby products, medicine, and boats. There is also a form to report a dangerous product.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Consumers, Food, Medicine, Transportation

Local Links

  • Metro Online
    Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transportation District, the local public bus system. Routes and schedules are on this website. We also generally have free copies of their latest schedule, Headways, in our library branches.
    Browse related subjects: Transportation

Did You Know?

Visitors Center / Tourist Offices

Tourist information for the Santa Cruz area is provided by:

Downtown Association: Downtown Information Center
1126 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 459-9486

Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council: Visitors Center
1211 Ocean St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 425-1234 or (800) 833-3494
Fax (831) 425-1260

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