We are fortunate enough to live in an age of research and development. Science advances technology and improves techniques at lightning speed. Some products evolve so quickly that we can hardly keep up. The cellular phone in our pocket isn't even a year old before the technology it was based on is now obsolete. The same is true for advances in vehicle comfort and technology. Every year in Tokyo, car manufacturers unveil their biggest and best breakthroughs to revolutionize the industry and drive the competition off the road.It's no wonder that auto repair is one of the most challenging careers. The daily project is continually evolving and technicians are required to have ongoing education in order to keep up with newer technologies and be able to repair systems that didn't even exist 10 or 20 years ago. In this quickly-evolving industry of comfort and convenience, the auto repair manual remains one of the most important tools of the trade. Technicians across the country and around the world rely on specific manual instructions in all languages and all geographic regions to get their car or truck back on the road.
While the auto repair manual is invaluable for newer vehicles with brand new technology, it is also irreplaceable for older cars and trucks. As with any project, it is important to have the right tools and techniques to get the job done right and knowing what tools and parts were used on older vehicles can help get them repaired right the first time. Old cars are considered classics and if they are still running are often considered very valuable. Fixing this type of vehicle can be a delicate process. You certainly don't want to ruin the car someone has had since they were 15 years old.
As such, keep an auto repair manual on hand at all times in your garage as one of the most important tools you will invest in. Garages and repair shops that work on specific models often have computer or library databases with a variety of manuals for all of the types of cars that they work on. Individuals may invest in their own manuals for the particular vehicles they own. Collectors may purchase older manuals for their sentimental or cultural collectable value. Whatever car you own and whatever decade it was made in, you can find an auto repair manual that will help you get to know the vehicle a little better before attempting any type of repair.