With the thought of maintaining your own vehicle, the best recommendation is to purchase your own repair manual. There are websites where you can order such items to help access all the information needed to repair your vehicle.

From researching all possible sources on the internet and from my experience in the automotive industry over the last ten years, in my opinion here are some of the best sources for auto repair information that are fairly inexpensive. For a paperback book on your vehicle log onto www.repairmanual.com and for as little as $30 you can own a Chilton’s or Haynes repair manual. This is a great investment for specific knowledge of the vehicle you own.

Another source is to have internet access to is www.alldatadiy.com All of your repair information is available online. The computer version has great repair information and also gives you access to vehicle recalls and technical updates from the manufacture. Through Alldata information for one vehicle is less than $30 and less than $18 for additional vehicles. The only downfall is that your information is only available as a one year subscription.

If you can afford a little more to spend, the best source for repair information would be to use the factory repair manuals. There is a website to access factory owner’s manuals and factory repair manuals with limited supplies. Log onto www.factoryautomanuals.com they vary from $20-$40 per owner’s manual to $50-$120 per repair manual.

Both internet access and book repair manuals offer a breakdown of automotive systems, how to repair all sections of your vehicle, and electrical wiring diagram which help to aid in diagnosing and tracing electrical problems. If all your searches come up empty then Google ebay and maybe you could locate a used manual to purchase.