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HCDL Resources

Alldata Online
Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information. Must be used in Internet Explorer. 

Service and repair information for thousands, of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, AutoMate offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center 
User-friendly, detailed repair guides for all kinds of small engines including motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, tractors, outdoor power equipment and generators.

Internet Resources


Research new and used vehicles.

Vehicle history reports.
Buy or sell a car, research vehicles, get reviews, and more.

DMV Practice Tests - Michigan
Take practice tests for obtaining/renewing your driver's license in Michigan.
Find cheapest gas prices, vehicle mileage ratings.

The Gold Book
The price authority for classic and collectible vehicles.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Vehicle safety ratings.

Kelley Blue Book
Used car trade-in and retail values, new car prices, reviews.

Michigan Department of Transportation
Real-time traffic and road construction.

Michigan Ride Share
Help for commuters and carpoolers.

Michigan Secretary of State

NADA Appraisal Guides
Vehicle pricing and information.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Traffic safety & research.

Recalls Lookup by Vin
Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. Use this search tool to enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.
Find information on crash test ratings, recalls and investigations, complaints, car seats and more.