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November 25, 2015

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Articles & Research : Automotive & Transportation

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Factory-correct automotive diagnostic and repair information on domestic and foreign cars and trucks from 1982 to the present. Includes diagnostic flowcharts, maintenance schedules, technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams and parts and labor for estimates.
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.

Consumer Reports
Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.
Information for car buyers including prices.

Fuel Economy
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency site which allows you to compare gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/Highway Loss Data Institute

Accident facts, results of crash tests, and news releases about safety for cars, drivers, and pedestrians.

Kelley Blue Book
Pricing for new and used vehicles.

NADA Guides
Pricing for new and used vehicles.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Searchable automobile complaint and recall databases; information on air bags and child safety seats






Bicycle Program
The Seattle Department of Transportation provides bike maps and trail routes, information on the Bikes on Buses Program and more.

Ferry Schedules
Washington State Ferries sailing schedules.

Metro Online
Local bus schedules, maps, trip planner and ride share information.

Regional Reduced Fare Permit
Application for reduced transportation fare cards for public buses, trains, and ferries in the Puget Sound region.

Seattle Area Traffic
Current traffic conditions from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Sound Transit
The regional transit provider for Central Puget Sound. Find route and fare information, plans, programs and more.


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