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Getting Hold Of Vehicle Maintenance Manuals

Brand new vehicle owners need not worry about owner’s or service manuals, since these valuable reference materials “come with the wheels when the vehicle is purchased”. Some pre-owned car buyers also ensure that copies of the manuals are included in the purchase. However, it is a fact that there are a lot of motorists who do not have these reference materials for one reason or another, and need to acquire one.

Today, most car manufacturers post owner and service manuals for recent car models on their websites that people can easily access, read or download for free (without worries on copyright infringement). There are other internet sites that offer the same information, but not a few may have pirated copies. Some shady sites that get included in a search engine listing may offer free downloads, but could have quality control issues (i.e., manuals for model variants could get interchanged for example). Certain online sites charge people a fee before a download of a copy of these manuals is allowed.

When an owner wants to perform Do-It-Yourself (DIY) maintenance work on a vehicle with a brand and/or model that is much older or the vehicle is manufactured overseas, having manuals about the vehicle and maintaining or repairing it becomes very important to him. Garage repair shops who work on multiple vehicle types, makes and models also stack up on reference materials to be able to readily service any vehicle that may be brought in. Electrical wiring diagrams (most early car design do not have “computer boxes”) are particularly useful.

Vehicle makers usually have web content on models that date back only to about twenty years. Some makers, however, have help lines that entertain inquiries on older vehicle models, but will provide the information only upon request. On the bright side, there are still sites that offer information on vehicle systems, parts and repair/maintenance for units built as early as the 1960’s. People who want to “resurrect” a vintage car would not mind forking out a few bucks to get hold of the information from these e-zine sites as paid downloads. Some may get a copy of the needed manuals from online bookstores that deliver of ordered copies within several days, at reasonable prices (shipping costs included of course). Some info-sites go beyond providing service manuals, with “how-to” videos for particular vehicle repair and maintenance work (oil change, tracing electrical wiring diagrams for ignition trouble shooting, are some examples).

Motorists can also search for copies at libraries or bookstores that have sections dedicated to vehicle owner and service manuals. Well, that’s going to take some serious leg-work.

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