Iconic Haynes Gives Mechanical Advice With Online Manuals

If like many your ride doesn’t exactly warrant the running repair costs and main dealer hourly service charges, then the chances are that you will be more than familiar with the name Haynes. For as long as I can remember the Haynes Manual has been the DIY mechanics bible, adorning the garage shelf ready to be brought into action when the need arises.

I have fond memories of my father locking himself away, and thumbing through the oil stained pages of his trusty manual every time the car needed fixing and there was no money left in the pot to bring in the expertise of a trained technician.

Well as Mashable reports, the days of the greasy finger printed, damp page journals are now over, with Haynes releasing their new Manuals Online (or MOL for short). After 50 helpful years the printed booklets will be slowly replaced by down-loadable content that can be also selected for tablet and mobile use.

After a merging with Vivid Holdings BV three years ago, the Haynes team has been putting together the online books, starting with its 50 best sellers within the next few months. This is the first time the company has used an online service and will be showcasing its electronic manuals across the US in some of the major automotive repair retailers.

If you want to take a look at the new offering check out Haynes, but if you still love flicking through the faithful pages, then the standard manuals will still be available. Tell us if you have a collection of Haynes Manuals and whether you will be updating to the online versions?