No doubt every car owner who has looked to make a repair to the vehicle themselves has at one time searched online trying to find the correct information. Many sites divert people to third parties or ask for payment yet deliver sub-standard quality articles which do not help in repairs or maintenance.
All Car Manuals however is a website that since day one has aimed to change this approach, they have been online since 2008 and offer a simple and easy to use site where you simply find your car’s manufacturer, find the model of your car, then click download and obtain an original factory service manual to download instantly.
The manuals on offer are old manuals originally used by the manufacturers themselves to repair the vehicles when they were under warranty. Most times over the years these become lost as they are discarded when they are no longer seeing these cars come in for factory service.
All Car Manuals, however, obtains these manuals then offers them direct to the public, they are free to use for non-commercial purposes, so repairing your car yourself using them is fine.
There are four types of manuals offered, first is the driveline or mechanical workshop manual/factory service manual. These manuals cover the engine, gearbox, driveshaft and differential of the vehicle, with information such as engine rebuilt data all the way down to basic troubleshooting.
Second is the chassis workshop manual, which provides information on the body of the car, and attached items, common areas covered are the suspension, steering, brakes, body panels, etc.
The third is the electrical factory service manual, this covers the electronics components of the car, including wiring diagrams and troubleshooting guidelines, along with details on fault codes and diagnosis.
Fourth is the Engine Service Manual, which often contains information on the engine alone, without transmission, axles and differential.
Most manuals cover all the above topics and are mentioned simply as a “factory service manual” or “workshop manual” without any reference of the above four categories, but any which are only one type are clearly noted.
As of July 2018, the website offers workshop manuals for 26 vehicle makes/manufacturers and over 200 models produced by these companies. The archive is growing every day so it is important that if your car isn’t listed, to check back and see if your car has been added in future. You can also use the contact form on the website to request a manual, then if it is available it can be added in future.
To obtain these manuals for personal use and repair your car yourself, simply