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How to Find Free Car Repair Manuals

Repairing your own car can save you hundreds of dollars. Do-it-yourself-ers rather enjoy doing something for their cars. Regular maintenance jobs are easy things to do. But sometimes cars get unwell. You need to do diagnosis and some knowledge to fix the problem. Then you may want to get some information from a repair manual. If you don't want to spend money for something you seldom use, you should look for free car repair manuals.

There are lots of sources where you can get automotive information from. A library is one of them. Most libraries have shelves for books related cars. Although some books can't check out, you can make copies there. Libraries may also subscribe to online car repair manuals, such as Chiltons and Haynes. You have access to them for free as long as you have a library card. Ask your local library if they have the service available.

But, you don't really have to go out to get free car repair manuals. Go online and type your car's make, model, year and the name of parts or a brief description of the problem. There are forums for almost all car models. You will see many useful tips posted by other car owners in the forum. And switching from web search to image search makes it great chance to find wiring diagrams or illustrations and pictures from which you can tell where to find components. It might take time to reach the information you are looking for, but it is worth a try.

Another source of free car repair manuals is a parts store's website. AutoZone's website is well-known for offering good free car repair manuals. They covers many makes and models. Each one has so many lists of wiring diagrams and lots of pictures. And they also have step by step instructions of each repair. All pictures and diagrams are able to enlarge. Unlike old printed car repair manuals, they are very clean and clear, organized so you can navigate easily.

Although free car repair manuals have lots of information, they are not as comprehensive as paid version of online repair manuals. Usually, you can use paid version of repair manuals by subscribing monthly or yearly. Once you paid you have access to comprehensive repair manuals for free as long as you are subscribing. Great advantage of paid online repair manuals is that they are able to update. You can get up-to-date information including technical service bulletins and recalls.

Anyway, the internet is a great source of information of all kinds. It is a good idea to some research before you start a repair or diagnosis.


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