Whether you work on vehicles for a living, do it as a hobby or simply want to learn more about the car, truck or van you drive, OEM auto repair manuals from The Motor Bookstore are a valuable resource. These OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) service manuals are exact reprints of the original factory auto manuals produced by General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler/Plymouth covering vehicle assembly, repair, service and maintenance.
The factory auto repair manuals we carry offer the most thorough technical details that mechanics can call on to ensure the success of their service or repair project. Factory manuals also make a great gift for the car or truck enthusiast, collector or restorer. An OEM service manual provides the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the inner working of a vehicle to increase your understanding and appreciation of its many parts, components and systems.
If youíre in the market for accurate and reliable factory auto repair manuals, we offer OEM manuals, brochures, owner's manuals and more. For example, you'll find GM service manuals, Ford factory service manuals and Chevrolet sales brochures. We carry OEM car manuals, truck manuals and van manuals for all different model years. You can also find a GM owner's manual for Chevrolet Corvette, Pontiac Firebird and other car models.
Browse our selection of factory service manuals and OEM repair manuals below. If you donít see the factory manuals youíre looking for, get in touch with a live representative for help finding exactly what you need.
Factory Service Manuals are issued by vehicle manufacturers and are intended for their dealers' service departments. Therefore, a certain degree of experience and knowledge is expected since they are intended for professional mechanics. Aftermarket repair manuals such as Chilton and Haynes, on the other hand, are written for the do-it-yourselfer.
As with everything else, there are exceptions to this rule, but the great majority of service manuals listed here such as the GM manuals, were written for pro mechanics. These factory repair manuals include detailed specifications and clear, useful illustrations on everything from the suspension system and brakes to engines and transmissions.
Also worth noting is that in some instances, a factory manual may call for a specific tool. When it does, it will refer to the manufacturer's part number.
But whether you call it a factory repair manual, a manufacturer's service guide, or an O.E.M. (Original Equipment Manufacturer) shop manual, sometimes a factory manual is the only publication available, since not all makes and models are covered by the aftermarket.
One of the benefits of using a factory repair manual is that in most cases, they list O.E.M. part numbers, which makes it a lot easier to order the right parts or components. Plus, you can rest assured that the information presented is correct, since it was written by the people who built the vehicle.
Give us a call or connect with us online for more information on factory repair manuals and for assistance placing an order for an OEM car manual or truck manual today.
Above: Phillip Pratt with his 1919 Ford Model T Speedster Roadster. Phillip, with the help of sons Loren and Bill, did a frame-up restoration. They hand-built the wooden body and finished the project in about 2 years. San Marcos, CA.