Service Manual’s also know as Shop and Repair Manuals are guides available from the makers. The service guides cover complete instructions to analyze and repair the specific item. The service guides are very detailed and could include comprehensive servicing information and procedures, removing and installing procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, diagnosis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. These service repair manuals are the same exact manuals the pros use.
Parts Catalog’s also know as Parts Manuals are guides available from the product makers showing a complete listing of the makers parts or assembly for the specific product by complete in-depth illustration or a numerical listing of the part numbers and names. It does not outline any assembly, maintenance, or owners instructions.
Owners Manuals also know as Operator/Operating & Instruction Manuals are hand books available directly from the product producers accompanying the specific item detailing how to install or operate the specific item, safety instructions and warranty info.