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Haynes Manual: what do you get with the printed version?

Using Haynes Manual

Haynes Manuals have been relied on by home mechanics around the world ever since the first one, for the Austin Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite, appeared in 1966. But what makes each paper Haynes Manual so special and why do car and motorcycle owners continue to rely on them?

Each paper manual is written during the complete strip-down and rebuild of each car or motorbike, to help you understand, care for and repair your pride and joy. Whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to more than 700 pictures and diagrams of your vehicle, will help you get the job done right.

Watch this short video to see what a paper Haynes Manual gives you

In each Haynes car Manual you’ll find guidance on the following:

  • Roadside repairs – what to do in an emergency.
  • Weekly checks – underbonnet check points, fluid level checks and more.
  • Lubricants and fluids – find the correct specifications for your vehicle.
  • Tyre pressures
  • Maintenance - routine maintenance and servicing, including what needs to be done when and how to carry out tasks such as changing the engine oil and filter, and spark plug, brake fluid and air filter renewal and various component checks.
  • Repairs and Overhaul – a full run-down of removal and replacement of the engine and associated systems, the transmission, brakes and suspension, bodywork and fittings (such as doors, mirrors, bumpers, seats, interior trim, dashboard etc), plus wiring diagrams.
  • Reference - general and specific information to help you familiarise yourself with the operation and running of your car.

Some Haynes Manuals are available in paperback. Others are hardback. Whichever version you buy, there is no difference in the amount and quality of content within.

VW T5 Haynes Manual

Here’s a typical page from a paper Haynes Manual, with an example of the step-by-step instructions...

Haynes Manual page

Haynes Motorcycle manuals are similar in format to the car manuals but provide greater focus on the engine, clutch and transmission, cooling system, engine management and frame and suspension

Haynes manual motorcycle