ChiltonDIY is not Chilton’s first foray into the world of digital repair information. But unlike their previous Total Car Care CD-ROM and DVD products, ChiltonDIY is an online repair manuals service.
Like their competitors, Chilton has transitioned into the digital format, and they now offer their repair data in an online subscription service called ChiltonDIY. After purchasing the product, you are allowed to log in and access the repair information for your vehicle immediately. There are search tools to help you quickly find the repair procedures you need.
You are essentially getting the same information you would receive in a traditional Chilton’s repair book or their CD-ROM and DVD products. Plenty of illustrations are provided, and the instructions are written with the casual mechanic in mind. Because the information come from a live online database, you may have access to updated or corrected information which you would not receive outside of the online format.
ChiltonDIY has a fair price to boot. It is a solid product for consumers who are making the switch from paper format to online repair manuals.