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Automotive Service Repair Manuals, Books & Magazines


Why Service Information Is Essential

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.

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.

Last Update: December 5, 2018.


SOURCES FOR SERVICE MANUALS and REPAIR INFORMATION:

AlldataDIY

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

Dubmanuals.com (VW owners manuals in downloadable PDF format)

eManualonline.com

Helm Inc. (supplier of GM & Ford OEM manuals)

Haynes Publications (DIY repair manuals)

Horseless Carriage Automotive Research Library (magazine articles & service manuals online)

Mitchell 1 DIY eautorepair manuals

Mitchell Repair Information for the Do-it-Yourselfer


Motor Publications (aftermarket service manuals)

RepairBooks.co.uk





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

Automotive History Preservation Society (historical ads, brochures & literature)

Books4Cars.com (new & used automotive book dealer)

Brochure Museum of Lost Car Brands

Car Brochures (pre-1920s to 2018)

Ford Advertising Collection 1944-2001 (Duke University Digital Library Repository)

McLellans Automotive (collectible literature & manuals)

Motorbooks

Old Car Manual Project

AUTOMOTIVE TRADE MAGAZINES

Automotive Engineering magazine (SAE publication)

Automotive News

Auto Service Professional

Autoweek magazine

BABCOX Publications

bodyshop business magazine . brake and front end magazine . import car magazine . engine builder magazine . tire review magazine . underhood service magazine

Canadian Auto Repair & Service magazine (CARS)

Car Mechanics magazine (UK)

Hemmings Motor News Index

MOTOR magazine

Motor Age magazine

The Shop magazine (for performance, restlying & customizaton pros)


TAT logo
The Automotive Technician
(Australia and New Zealand)




OWNERS MANUALS

Chevrolet Owners Manuals Official GM website for downloading owners manuals

Chrysler Owners Manuals Official Chrysler website for downloading owners manuals

Ford Owners Manuals Official Site for downloading Ford owners manuals

HIGH PERFORMANCE HOW-TO BOOKS

CarTech Books

MRE Automotive Publications (Ford, Lincoln & Mercury Performance How-To Books)

TRAINING PROGRAMS & AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE

Carley Automotive Training Software




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