Chilton DIY Haynes
OEM Factory Service Manuals
Haynes Repair Manuals are available in five
different types. The Haynes Soft cover Manuals that covers a specific
year, make and model of a vehicle; the Tech Book, the Extreme
Customizing Manuals and Hardcover manuals for European and Australian
markets. Every Haynes Book contains wiring diagrams & vacuum diagrams.
Chilton Repair Manuals come in four different
types. The newer manuals are called "Chilton Total Car Care", "Chilton
Repair & Tune-Up Guides", Chilton CDs & DVDs, and Chilton DIY Online
Chilton DIY is a one year online subscription
to automotive repair information published by Cengage/Delmar learning.
eAutoRepair is an online subscription available
for one week, one month, one year or four years. eAutoRepair is
published by Mitchell1. Information contained within eAutoRepair
is based upon factory service information.
OEM Factory Service Manuals are published by
the vehicle manufacturer. These are the same manuals the
dealerships use to do factory repair work. These manuals are
available in book & CD/DVD-ROM formats.
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Haynes Repair Manual
The Haynes Owner's Workshop Manuals
(commonly known as simply Haynes Manuals) are a series of
practical manuals from the
Haynes Publishing Group aimed at both
DIY enthusiasts and professional
garage mechanics. The series primarily focuses upon the
maintenance and repair of automotive vehicles, covering a wide range
of makes and models (300 models of car and 130 models of motorcycle),
but it also includes manuals in the same style for
domestic appliances and
personal computers, digital photography and
The last four were made slightly
tongue in cheek, but have proved very popular.
A Haynes manual based on the various
Starships Enterprise from the various
Trek television series and motion pictures is in development for
release in September of 2010.
The Haynes manuals are named after
OBE. In 1956, when he was at school, he wrote and published a book
on building a 'special'
based on the
7, and wrote two further books while performing
national service in the
Royal Air Force. Haynes Publishing was founded in 1960 and the first
manual actually entitled "Haynes Owners Workshop Manual", for the
Austin Healey Sprite, was published in 1965.
Many Haynes Manuals bear a cover
illustration of a stripped down technical drawing of the vehicle,
hand-drawn by Terry Davey, and they bear his signature.
The automotive vehicle manuals are based
upon taking apart (stripping down) and then putting together
(rebuilding) a vehicle. A logo on the manual says "based on a complete
strip down and rebuild". Each section has step-by-step instructions with
diagrams and photographs of an actual strip down or rebuild.
Manuals for garage professionals include
books such as the Automotive Diesel Engine Service Guide, the
Automotive Air Conditioning TechBook, CitroŽn and Peugeot Engine
Management Systems, and two Engine Management and Fuel Injection
Systems Pin Tables and Wiring Diagrams TechBook volumes.
Haynes manuals are published in 15
American Spanish versions), and
Russian.The company is based in
Sparkford, a village near
Somerset, England. The
Haynes International Motor Museum, the largest motor museum in the
UK, is also in Yeovil, and it is home to a large collection of both
classic and modern cars, and many rarities.
Haynes manuals are written by a pair of
authors, and take between 20 and 30 man-weeks. A car or motorcycle is
bought at the beginning of the project and sold at the end. Although the
workshop phase of the project usually lasts for roughly four weeks, the
vehicle is usually retained for a couple of months to ensure it is
functioning correctly.Sometimes special tools are needed to make
repairs. Haynes manuals generally suggest an alternative that will work
as a one-off job rather than buying or making a special tool. The
tooling often is only available to authorised dealers; indeed this is
part of the reason people go to them. Haynes manuals
Haynes generally has the co-operation of
the manufacturers to provide technical information such as mechanical
tolerances and wiring diagrams. This may seem against their own
interests since servicing can cost 40% of the cost of the vehicle over
its lifetime, but manufacturers get loyalty by providing customers with
information that lets them fix their vehicle, to their ability, or at
least diagnose the fault before taking it to a garage. Over the lifetime
of a vehicle, the
aftermarket is worth perhaps as much as the new cost price of the
vehicle, so the manufacturer still gets a significant revenue from the
spare parts, and the longer a vehicle lasts, the more so.
The "History" section is taken in its
entirety from Wikipedia.com