According the Bureau of Transportation Statistics the median age of a passenger car has risen to over 9 years. What does this mean? People are keeping their cars longer. This is no surprise given the dismal numbers that the automakers are reporting in sales.
The fact that many Americans are keeping their cars longer means the need for more service and repair. If your car is like many on the road, it has 100,000+ miles on it. In today’s economy, if you feel handy and have the correct tools, you may want to attempt the repair yourself. One of the most powerful tools you can have is a professional manual specific to your vehicle.
Before internet days, if you wanted a detailed shop manual specific for your vehicle you would have paid several hundred dollars from the dealer. Today, amazingly, you can purchase a subscription to a professional online manual specifically to your vehicle with the click of your mouse for less than you might pay for lunch. These are the same manuals that ASE Technicians use in repair facilities all around the country.
Professional online manuals include: step-by-step repair procedures, electrical component locations, diagnostic procedures, diagnostic flow charts, troubleshooting procedures, exploded view illustrations, wiring diagrams, factory service tips, serpentine belt routing diagrams, scheduled maintenance tables, technical service bulletins (TSBs), recalls, steering and suspension information, air conditioning and heating information, sensor locations, firing orders, vacuum diagrams, component locations, airbag/seatbelt/safety restraint information, and much more technical information. Additionally, with these manuals online, they are updated frequently providing you the most current information specific to your vehicle.
Access to these online manuals have saved me countless hours. One of the most exciting things about professional online manuals is the price. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars, subscriptions start for less than $12. To get started with your specific manual CLICK HERE.
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Please note that these professional online manuals are designed to complete technical repairs. If you need to replace a light bulb, wipers, filters, or other basic maintenance items, check your owner’s manual or a consumer auto guide.