Be An Informed Car Consumer: Helpful Resources

Did you know that April is designated as National Car Care Month?

Spring is a great time to give a little extra TLC to your vehicle and make sure you are on board with all the regular upkeep and maintenance required.

If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, here are some Library resources and websites that can be of help.

Every year, the April issue of Consumer Reports provides the latest ratings and reviews of cars along with rigorous reporting on issues that impact consumers.

Besides the physical magazine, your Library  provides access to online issues of Consumer Reports via the Ebsco MasterFile Elite database available on its website. 

First go to www.livingston, then to Digital Resources–Newspapers and Magazines–scroll down to Master File Elite– search for Consumer Reports under publications (on the top bar) and yearly issues come up to the right.

The content of the entire April 2022 car issue is available with articles on top picks, auto safety, new and used car ratings/profiles, car insurance, and others, all accessible with a click.

The magazine collection on Libby, offers access to automotive magazines like

Road & Track and Car & Driver.

Here are some online resources for automobile related information:

Car Guides

Car and Driver:



Fuel Economy Ratings:

Greener Cars:


Kelley Blue

Leasing Guide:

NADA Vehicle Values:

Popular Mechanics Cars:



Driving Tests:

NJ Driver Manual:

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission:


NJ Gas Buddy:

Safety and Recalls

Center for Auto Safety:

Insurance Institute For Highway Safety:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration://

-Archana, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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