Repairing your car or motorcycle has never been cheaper (Repair Manual): As long as there have been machines there have been mechanical problems, some of these machines are very expensive pieces of machinery, such as a car or a motorcycle, in most cases, it is not a realistic option to replace our car or bike if we have an issue, so historically the next step would be to find a professional who can repair or service our car or motorcycle.
Fortunately with the advent of the internet we have other options, these include looking though forums, YouTube videos or even social media groups for advice from fellow drivers or riders. This type of online advice can be invaluable and a better options than asking for advice from a third party such as a local automotive workshop.
Unfortunately many high street mechanics have got a bad reputation for over pricing jobs and are even known to make work for themselves, by telling their customer that they need work done on their cars or bikes that is unnecessary, furthermore it has been well documented that some workshops actually damage cars and bikes so their customers return for the repairs.
The have a go hero’s
By reading forums and watching YouTube videos may be one of the best ways to save you money and not get ripped off at your local dealership, but it still has its limitations.
To be fair Information on its own alone is not a substitute for experience, there is allot to be said for “the have a go hero’s” amongst us, at the end of the day there is a sense of pride and achievement when we repair our own things, this is not to mention the money we can save by doing it ourselves.
The best way of repairing your car or bike yourself is to obtain the original documentation from the manufacturer of the vehicle, this can be achieved by downloading the repair manual from a reputable distributor. RepairBooks.co.uk is the UK’s leading distributor and they have access to over 20,000 manuals for near all makes and models of car and motorcycle. Most manuals have thousands of pages of text, tutorials, wiring diagrams, servicing tricks and tips, and full-color images all for less than £8.