Service manuals and repair manuals are an essential requirement for diagnosing and repairing late mode vehicles. This directory includes links to sources for factory service manuals, aftermarket repair manuals, owners manuals, automotive textbooks, automotive magazines (which contain many useful technical and how-to articles, and automotive books and literature.
Buying a service manual or repair manual is an investment in maintaining and repairing your vehicle, just like buying special tools you might need to work on your car or truck. The more information you have, the more likely you are to maintain and repair your vehicle correctly. You need service specifications, torque values for critical fasteners, step-by-step disassembly and repair procedures, fluid capacities, diagnostic charts, recommended maintenance intervals, etc.
Factory service manuals are the best source for this kind of information, and are available for many older vehicles. But in recent years, many car makers have their discontinued paper service manuals. They only offer the information online, and charge an access fee for it. For details on OEM service information websites, Click Here. A more affordable alternative is AlldataDIY (see the ad below).
Aftermarket repair manuals are designed for the do-it-yourselfer rather than professional technicians, but usually do not contain as much detailed information as the factory service manuals. On the other hand, they typically have more photos and step-by-step how-to procedures for common jobs.
SOURCES FOR SERVICE MANUALS:|
Autodata Publications (for Asian & European makes)
Bentley Publishing (car books & DIY manuals)
Best Brands Repair Manuals
Chilton Repair Manuals for Professionals and DIY
ClassicCarWiring.com (color wiring diagrams)
Cooters Auto Manuals
DIY Repair Manuals
Factory Automanuals (used shop manuals) on ebay
Faxon Auto Literature on ebay 1-800-458-2734 (buys & sells manuals)
Helm Inc. (supplier of GM & Ford OEM manuals)
Haynes Publications (DIY repair manuals)
Mitchell International (aftermarket manuals)
Motor Publications (aftermarket service manuals)
ONLINE AUTO REPAIR INFORMATION SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES:
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OEM SERVICE INFORMATION WEB SITES:
Go to these sites to find service information for your vehicle (Note: most charge an access fee)
List of OEM Service Websites & Access Fees
AUTOMOTIVE BOOKS & LITERATURE
Automomories Auto Literature
Books4Cars.com (new & used automotive book dealer)
McLellans Automotive (collectible literature & manuals)
AUTOMOTIVE TRADE MAGAZINES
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Brake & Front End
Chevrolet Owners Manuals Official GM website for downloading owners manuals
Chrysler Owners Manuals Official Chrysler website for downloading owners manuals (2004 to 2007 only)
Ford Owners Manuals Official Ford website for downloading owners manuals
HIGH PERFORMANCE HOW-TO BOOKS
MRE Automotive Publications (Ford, Lincoln & Mercury Performance How-To Books)
SA Design Books
TRAINING PROGRAMS & AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE
Carley Automotive Training Software
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