Service Manuals also called Shop and Repair Manuals are books printed by the manufacturer. They cover complete instructions to diagnose and fix the certain product. They are very detailed and would usually contain comprehensive servicing info and procedures, removal and installing procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, analysis and testing procedures & complete in-depth illustrations. These service guides are the equivalent manuals the techs use.

Parts Catalog’s also called Parts Manuals are books printed by the product makers showing a complete listing of the product producers parts or assembly for the particular item by complete in-depth illustration or a numerical listing of the part numbers and names. It doesn’t include any assembly, maintenance, or owners directions.

Owners Manual’s also called Operator/Operating and Instruction Manuals are guides printed directly from the product builder accompanying the specific product explaining how to install or operate the specific product, safety instructions and warranty material.