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Repair Manuals

Q: I own a 2010 Honda Civic and need a repair manual that is specific for that vehicle. Many automotive repair manuals are too general. Who makes a model specific manual and where can I purchase one?

A: Two companies, Haynes and Chilton, make specific aftermarket manuals for just about every car on the road. These manuals are relatively inexpensive, often priced between $15 and $25. Haynes and Chilton are available at auto parts stores, bookstores, online stores, and the library. Another option would be to purchase shop manuals directly from the dealer or through online sources. These manuals are more comprehensive than aftermarket manuals, but can run between $50 and $200.