Free-Auto-Repair-Manuals.com, Workshop-Manuals.com and AutoZone.com have free online auto mechanic manuals for most makes and models of vehicles for both American made and imports. Most of the sites have manuals in PDF format available for download and require an Adobe Acrobat Reader to access, while other sites also feature instructional videos.
AutoZone offers a free library of mechanics manuals and instructional videos for many models of vehicles. It requires users to set up a free account in order to access the library. The company also offers online chat assistance as well as a locator for professional mechanic assistance should it be required. AutoZone free membership benefits also include a service tracker to keep a record of the work of the work performed on specific vehicles.
Most of the free manual sites have their libraries arranged by the manufacturer and then sub-categorized by model, engine type and production years. Typically manuals are then subdivided by drivetrain information such as two-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models.
The manuals from Free Auto Repair Manuals and Workshop manuals are complete with schematics, exploded views and parts diagrams. Both sites also offer service manuals for routine maintenance items and owners manuals for those that have been lost or damaged.