An absolute classic workshop must have the Haynes manual – they have everything covered for service and repair from simple roadside repairs, through maintenance and MOT test checks to full restorations.
The Haynes manuals cover exact makes, models and years; simply select the right one and you’re away.
Each manual follows the same straight forward format; starting out with basic usability and safety and roadside repairs.
Then you’re onto weekly maintenance checks including what to look for under the bonnet, checking engine oil and coolant levels, batteries and electrical systems and lubricants and fluids to name a few.
For the keener mechanic the manuals then take you through more major repairs and overhauls including engine systems, transmissions, brakes and suspension and body equipment.
The straight forward step by step guides for each process means that either a novice or an experienced car fettler can follow the steps and get the job done.
The Haynes manuals started out when John Haynes OBE wrote his first book on building an Austin 7 Special in 1956.
He then went onto to develop his first proper manual in the style we see today for an Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite the format, including strip down and rebuild of the project using of step-by-step hasn’t changed to this day and the brand is now a globally recognised publisher of practical information.
Whilst the books themselves are a firm favourite Haynes are keeping up with technology and introducing downloadable versions of the manuals for certain makes and models, something MotorNuts are trialling and will be bringing you soon.
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