Service Manuals also called Shop & Repair Manuals are books published by the manufacturer. The shop manuals cover complete instructions to analyze & fix the certain product. The shop manuals are very detailed and would usually include comprehensive service directions and procedures, removal and installation procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, analysis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. The manuals are the identical manuals the pros use.
Parts Catalog’s also called Parts Manuals are handbooks published from the product makers showing a complete list of the product producers parts or assembly for the certain item by complete in-depth illustration or a numerical listing of the part numbers & names. It doesn’t contain any assembly, maintenance, or owners directions.
Owners Manual’s also called Operator/Operating & Instruction Manuals are hand guides published by the makers accompanying the specific product detailing how to install or to operate the specific product, safety instructions & warranty material.