Most people do not even know that cars are pretty much like any other complex equipment that comes with its own manual that contains every bit of information that car owners will need to maintain the car in the best possible way. Now this manual is not the manual that comes with the car when you drive it out of the showroom. This manual is the car workshop manual which means that it contains information about the entire construct of the car. Every screw, every gauge, the capacity limits of all the different oils, the extent to which screw need to be tightened and a host of other information that allows car owners to maintain their cars in tip top condition and prevent it from breaking down due to negligence. Now, you may think that you do not need this manual as the car workshop manual is better off at the hands of a qualified mechanic. Now this fact although true, car owners also stand to gain a lot from the car workshop manual as the manual will open up or rather widen your understanding of your own vehicle to the point that even mechanics would be afraid to overcharge you which I am sure is an experience that most car owners have become familiar with.
Most workshops often overcharge car owners simply because they themselves rarely have this manual at hand and follow a routine protocol in going about their troubleshooting in their attempts to find the source of the problem. Now this entire troubleshooting initiative often takes up the most time, time which could have been saved if they had the car workshop manual at hand. Car workshop manuals are prepared by the engineers who design and build the car and accordingly contain the information on the types of breakdowns that a car is prone to and the signs that you as a car owner or mechanic need to look out for. Hence, as a vehicle owner who does not want to go through the hassle of the ‘breakdown in the middle of nowhere experience’, having this manual would give you a heads-up on impending breakdowns. In most case scenarios, car often provide indications that they are about to give up on you which unfortunately is ignored by most car owners and as they say ‘ignorance is never bliss’ and those who have experienced breakdowns will know exactly what I am talking about.
Therefore, having car factory service manuals could be deemed as a strategic move for car owners who never want to experience breakdowns (also this is only possible provided you actually read the ‘frequent issues’ section of the car workshop manual). Some of these manuals come complete with cost estimations that provide the owner with a rough idea of what it is going to cost to fix a specific problem. Mechanics or workshop operators in general also stand to benefit from these manuals as they will most certainly cut down troubleshooting time which translates to cost savings which is a priority to any kind of business.