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Finding original car owner's manuals

And alternative free download links

Car owner's manual

Although Car advices have large collection of auto owner's manuals, it is possible to find owner's manuals direct from car manufacturer online and for free.


Buying used car could be tricky and previous owner usually lost its manual so downloading original manual from car maker's website is only solution. Manuals are in PDF format. Paper version is availble only by direct order and it is not free.


Here is the list of owner's manuals by car maker and download link

 

Car maker Model year Notes and requirements VIN Free Alternative
Acura 1986-current models. Free sign-up. Yes Yes
Audi n/a Only paper owner's manuals are available for order (pay). No No Audi Owner's manuals
BMW 2004-current models.
No Yes
Buick 1993-current models. Requires a Yahoo ID to log in. No Yes
Cadillac 1993-current models. Requires a Yahoo ID to log in. No Yes
Chevrolet 1993-current models. Requires a Yahoo ID to log in. No Yes
Chrysler 2004-current models. Paper versions of MY1995- current model are available for order (pay). No Yes
Daewoo 1999-2002 models. Order owner's manuals (pay) from "Order Accessories" link. No No Daewoo owner's manuals
Dodge 2004-current models. Only paper versions of MY1995- current model are available for order (pay). No Yes
Fiat n/a VIN smart phone app is available. No Yes
Ford 1996-current models.
No Yes
Geo 1993-1997 models. Requires a Yahoo ID to log in. Geo models are listed under Chevrolet make. No Yes
GMC 1993-current models. Requires a Yahoo ID to log in. No Yes
Honda 1990-current models. Free sign-up. No Yes Honda owners manuals
Hummer 2003-2011. Requires a Yahoo ID to log in. No Yes
Hyundai 2003-current models. Free sign-up. Yes Yes
Infiniti 2006-current models.
No Yes
Isuzu n/a Web site redirects to Helms Inc. for owners manual. No No Isuzu Owner's manuals
Jaguar 1997-current models.
No Yes
Jeep 2004-current models. Paper versions of MY1995 - current are available for order. No Yes
Kia 2005-current models. Free sign-up. Owner's manuals are printable but not downloadable. Yes Yes
Land Rover 1992-current models.
No Yes
Lexus 1990-current models. Each chapter of the owner's manual is a separate downloadable document. No Yes
Lincoln 1996-current models.
No Yes
Mazda 2002-current models. Free sign-up. No Yes
Mercedes-Benz 2000-current models.
No Yes
Mercury 1996-2011 models.
No Yes
Mini 2002-current models. Must join the owner's lounge to obtain owner's manual. Yes No Mini Owner's manuals
Mitsubishi 2002-Current models. Warranty and Maintenance Manuals only. Login Required No No
Nissan 2008-current models.
No Yes
Oldsmobile 1993-2004 models. Requires a Yahoo ID to log in. No Yes
Pontiac 1993-2010 models. Requires a Yahoo ID to log in. No Yes
Porsche n/a Only warranty information. No online owner's manuals. n/a n/a Porsche Owner's manuals
Saab 1989-2009. Only paper manuals through Helm, Inc. No Yes Saab Owner's manuals
Saturn 1993-2011 models. Requires a Yahoo ID to log in. No Yes
Scion  2004-current models. Only quick reference guides - not complete owner's manuals. Owner's manuals for audio and nav components also available as downloads. No Yes
smart  2008-current models.
No Yes
Subaru 1998-current models. Free sign-up. No Yes
Suzuki n/a Paper and downloadable owner's manuals are available for order (pay). No No Suzuki Owner's manuals
Toyota 1996-current models. Each chapter of the owner's manual is a separate downloadable document. How-to videos are also available. No Yes Toyota Owner's manuals
Volkswagen n/a Paper owner's manuals are available for order (pay). No No Volkswagen Owner's manuals
Volvo 1976-current models Free sign-up. Also includes other materials, such as maintenance schedule and warranty manual. No Yes



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