Service Manual’s also called Shop and Repair Manuals are guides published by the product producers. The service repair manuals include extensive directions to diagnose and repair the certain product. The service repair manuals are very detailed and may include comprehensive service information and procedures, removal and installation procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, diagnosis and testing procedures & complete in-depth illustrations. These are the same manuals the professionals use.
Parts Catalogs also called Parts Manuals are books published from the product builder showing a complete listing of the makers parts or assembly for the particular item by detailed illustration or a numerical listing of the part numbers and names. It does not contain any assembly, maintenance, or owners instructions.
Owners Manual’s also called Operator/Operating and Instruction Manuals are book’s published directly from the product producers accompanying the specific product detailing how to install or to operate the specific product, safety directions and warranty material.