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How To Find Your Car Owner's Manual Online

Most Are Just a Click Away at Automaker Web Sites

Owner's manuals may not make exciting reading, but they are packed with valuable instructions, information and warnings. We have made it easy for you to find a car owner's manual without any digging. And by having access to a manual online or by storing it on your computer, you have convenient answers when you're not in the car.

Almost all automakers have made owner's manuals available on their Web sites. All of the online owner's manuals are free, while the paper versions cost anywhere from $25-$40. Below is a list of links to help you get an online manual from a car's manufacturer. In most cases, you can just search for a car's year, make and model, and then view the manual. In some cases however, you'll need to register at the carmaker's site. Occasionally you'll need to provide a car's vehicle identification number (VIN). You can find the VIN on the vehicle registration document, an insurance card or on the vehicle itself.

Other resources for car owner's manuals are Web sites such as "Just Give Me the Damn Manual" archive manuals and share them with other owners.

Links to Online Car Owner's Manuals by Manufacturer, as of 10/01/13
(Information applies to U.S. models only.)

Acura1990-current models. (No login needed.)
AudiPaper owner's manuals are available for purchase.
BMW2004-current models. (No login needed.)
Buick1993-current models. (No login needed.)
Cadillac1993-current models. (No login needed.)
Chevrolet1993-current models. (No login needed.)
Chrysler2004-current models can be downloaded. (No login needed.) Paper versions of model year 1981-current are available for purchase.
Daewoo1999-2002 models. Purchase owner's manuals from "Order Accessories" link.
Dodge2004-current models can be downloaded. (No login needed.) Paper versions of model year 1981-current are available for purchase.
Fiat2012-current models can be downloaded. Applies to North American built models only. (No login needed.)
Ford1996-current models. (No login needed.)
Geo1993-2000 models. (No login needed.) Geo models are listed under Chevrolet make.
GMC1993-current models. (No login needed.)
Honda1990-current models. (No login needed.)
Hummer2003-2011 (No login needed.)

Source: Edmunds.com

Many of the online car owner's manuals also include maintenance schedules, but Edmunds makes caring for your car even easier with our Maintenance Guide, which shows the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule, recalls and technical service bulletins for your car in one convenient location.

The Paper Chase
If you need to order a paper copy of a manual, you can often do so from the same site link that you would use for a downloadable manual. You also can order a manual through a local car dealer. Helm publishes manufacturer-written paper manuals for Acura, Ford, all GM brands, Honda, Isuzu, Jaguar, Lincoln, Lexus, Mercury, Toyota and Scion — for a fee. You can purchase paper manuals for Audi and VW at the links above. And if a used owner's manual is OK with you, or you're after the manual for an obscure model, eBay is always worth a shot.


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