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Old 05-07-2015, 03:31 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the best/cheapest way to get the service book for your car? should i just get one from the dealership?
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These be da ones.
http://www.helminc.com/helm/homepage...ww.google.com/
I buy these whenever I can. Not cheap 'tho.
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Re: buying Service books

It depends on what kind of car you have. With the internet nowadays most stuff can be easily found with a quick Google search. FSM's (Factory Service Manuals) can come in handy, but sometimes they can be overwhelming to a novice.

With my Stealth I have a FSM on disk and I have torn that car apart so many times that I can basically do anything blindfolded. Anything I don't know how to do all I have to do is make a phone call and get instructions from one of several people. With my Grand Prix I use Google and YouTube. I replaced the Intermediate Steering Shaft on it by finding a write up someone had done, and then I watched a video on YouTube.

I replaced the steering rack and reading a quick write up. I found a video as backup, but it wasn't even needed with the write up. I replaced the heater core by finding where someone had posted pages out of a manual. All the other crap I have done by figuring it out as I go.
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Re: buying Service books

I have relied on Faxon for decades....
http://www.faxonautoliterature.com/
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Re: buying Service books

Some hardware stores offers these kind of deals or coupon on their products, you need to visit your local stores for this.
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Re: buying Service books

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Does anyone know the best/cheapest way to get the service book for your car? should i just get one from the dealership?
Depends on year and make have few service manuals plus got auto repair manuals from the 40's up to the 60's
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These be da ones.
http://www.helminc.com/helm/homepage...ww.google.com/
I buy these whenever I can. Not cheap 'tho.
YEA have them from the 40's to 60's few are shop service manuals
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Re: buying Service books

When it comes to service books, I believe it's better to stay with the ones offered by dealers itself.
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When it comes to service books, I believe it's better to stay with the ones offered by dealers itself.
I have 2 that I know of and they are actual shop service manuals used in the shop at dealership very detailed for use by mechanics at the dealership. Others I have are different in nature.
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helm is the way to go.

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