Sourcing vehicle manuals
Most CM readers will know that Haynes publish the bibles for automotive mechanics with their authoritative line of owners workshop manuals. The Haynes website at Haynes.com should always be your first port of call when searching for a manual. And if there isn’t a specific manual available for your particular model, it’s worth checking whether your engine was fitted to any other vehicles, as this will give you basic servicing and maintenance advice. It’s also worth emailing Haynes and asking if they have a manual in the works for your vehicle. And bear in mind that Haynes are now producing video tutorials for various makes and models.
Failing that, you may be able to find a workshop manual online that you can download. Although there are a number of sites offering this service, care must be taken to find a reliable source. We have found the website emanualonline.com is a trusted source of digital manuals.