Service Manuals also know as Shop & Repair Manuals are hand books published from the product makers. They include extensive instructions to analyze & repair the specific item. They are very detailed and may contain comprehensive servicing info and procedures, removing and installing procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, diagnosis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. These shop manuals are the identical manuals the professionals use.
Parts Catalogs also know as Parts Manuals are books available by the makers showing a complete list of the builder parts or assemblies for the particular item by complete in-depth illustration or a numerical listing of the part numbers & names. It doesn’t include any assembly, maintenance, or owners instructions.
Owners Manuals also know as Operator/Operating & Instruction Manuals are hand guides published by the builder accompanying the specific item detailing how to install or operate the exact item, safety instructions & warranty info.