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How to get a Free Repair Manual for your Vehicle Online

By Edited May 27, 2015 2 8

For those people who like to tinker with their own cars, whether it's a four wheel drive, FJ Holden, Ford or even the newer ones, then you will need a repair manual. Not only will you save money being able to do some of your own repairs but save more by changing the oils giving it a general service as well.

Original Repair Manuals

To buy an original repair manual or workshop manual for your model vehicle can be very expensive. It cost us $150 for two volumes for a Nissan import from Japan.

Secondhand Repair Manuals

You can also checkout the second hand book shops. Many of these have stocks of different repair manuals. Although they are secondhand they are still quite expensive. Some of the Workshop manuals are harder to find than others, this will depend on the type of vehicle and how old or popular they are.

Local Libraries or technical colleges

If you need to find something specific then you could go to your local library and borrow one of their vehicle Manuals. You will only be able to use this for about ten days at a time. Take care to wash your hands if you are in the middle of an oil change as they will not want the pages damaged.

Now we will get down to the real reason you are reading this article. You want to find out how to get a free repair manual for your vehicle online and therefore save money at the same time.

How to search online

Before you do this you will of course need a computer and an internet connection.

Anyone can type anything into the Google search engine and find many results. Although if you are looking for a specific article like a particular Workshop manual or a Repair manual then you do not want all the others things that may share one word of your search request.

If you type "Free Mazda Workshop Manuals" it comes up with about 217,000 results. You can also vary your request by giving more details like "Free downloadable Mazda 2000 Workshop Manual" this comes up with about 305,000 results to checkout.

There are many different types of repair books and documents on the internet: workshop manuals, electrical wiring, diagnosis, and engine repairs.

So be sure to read all the offered information before downloading to make sure that you find the right manual especially if you have a limited amount of downloads.

If you do intend to do your own minor repairs or service your vehicle then read all the instructions if unsure. Take your vehicle to a repair shop to find out what is wrong and get an estimate of the cost. If it is a simple problem then you may still be able to fix other things like changing the globes, fuses and other similar things. By doing these repairs yourself you will save yourself a lot of expense.

By following this article you should be able to save money on repairing your vehicle now that you know how to get a Free Repair Manual for your Vehicle Online







Oct 21, 2010 4:53pm
These are terrific resources. Thanks!
Oct 21, 2010 10:15pm
Thanks, we have used our manuals heaps of times. sometimes just for the little bits in the old carby or similar bits. thanks
Oct 21, 2010 6:27pm
Thank you eileen. We bought our daughter a used car and it did not come with a repair manual. I am going to use your ideas!!
Oct 21, 2010 10:15pm
Yes they sure come in handy thanks
Oct 22, 2010 12:26am
This is great information that many people will need when they buy a used car! We have bought cars for our kids in the past without an owners manual ... and it made it hard to do simple things, like reset the clock.
Oct 22, 2010 12:38am
yes that is so right. We got caught with a car because we could not reset it once the battery had been disconnected you had to reset it and needed the code.
Oct 22, 2010 9:49am
We all need a repair manual kept in the car now we know how to get one free.
Oct 22, 2010 10:04am
Yes they sure come in handy and can help to save you money.
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