We subscribe to Consumer Reports and other databases of consumer information to help you make purchasing decisions. You can look up product reviews, research local businesses and find trustworthy information about vitamins and supplements. We also have information you can use for DIY car repairs and household projects.
Consumer & DIY Resources
Find factory-correct troubleshooting and repair information for U.S. and foreign cars and trucks from 1982 to the present. This resource is available only in Library locations.
Do-it-yourself mechanics have access to photographs, diagnostics and step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and technical service bulletins for automobiles and light trucks, some dating as far back as 1929.
Use product reviews, ratings and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine to make better buying decisions and save money.
Choose the best quality health, wellness and nutritional products, based on test results published by an independent laboratory.
Get ratings, reviews and advice to help you choose the best retail stores, service companies and healthcare providers in the Puget Sound region.
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