Most people remember the day that they buy that new car, as it is not every day that people buy cars and taking care of the new car becomes almost a passion, at least for a while. A car is often purchased with a variety of ‘extras’ or additional accessories which are both non-essential and essential such as your spare tyre, a tool kit and even the car manual which most car owners either never look at, or glance through for a few minutes.
Believe me, when I say we are all guilty of not paying attention to our car manuals and among the main reason that we tend to do this is due to the fact that the car is new and we generally do not expect anything to be faulty. In the worst-case scenario, some of us might look through it to figure out how some of the gadgets included work and that is usually the end of the manual. Normally after the first few days, the manual is usually left to languish or rot in the glove box, the boot or sometimes in garages until they eventually disappear.
Believe it or not, this is the worst mistake any car owner could ever do as an injustice to them and their vehicles! Keep reading this article and you will realise that it is a foolhardy thing to misplace or lose your car owner’s manual or car workshop manual as some may refer to it as.
The moment a car rolls out of a factory’s production line it is immediately fitted with accessories that were specifically meant for the particular batch of cars. This would include the airbag features, the stereo system, the lighting, gadgetry and its own manual which will contain specific and unique information to that specific model which is imperative towards the owners being able to optimally maintain the vehicle.
Due to this, there is usually some specific information that are contained within this OEM car manuals that the vehicle owner or the mechanic who will be trusted with fixing the car will not be able to find anywhere else. Even Google will not be able to offer the information unless someone or the manufacturer uploads the particular set of information online – which they do not. This could be quite a problem during an emergency situation when the car stalls on the owner in the middle of nowhere and imagine if there was no reception available for you to make that call for help.
In this type of situation, the information that in your car service manual may just save you from a 50 KM walk. Even well-established workshops are have started to make it a point to download car service manuals for their mechanics to be able to refer to as even cars of the same model have slight variations due to being rolled out under different batch numbers.
Fortunately for those of you who have misplaced your car service manuals, there are a number of online sites that offer free car workshop manual downloads all you have to do is pick the right site to download it from.