Service Manuals also know as Shop & Repair Manuals are books available from the product makers. The service repair manuals contain complete instructions to analyze & repair the particular product. The service repair manuals are very detailed and could contain comprehensive servicing information and procedures, removal and installation procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, diagnosis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. The manuals are the same exact manuals the professionals use.
Parts Catalog’s also know as Parts Manuals are guides available directly from the product makers showing a complete list of the manufacturer parts or assembly for the specific item by detailed illustration or a numerical listing of parts numbers & names. It does not outline any assembly, maintenance, or owners directions.
Owners Manual’s also know as Operator/Operating & Instruction Manuals are book’s available by the product builder accompanying the specific product explaining how to install or operate the exact product, safety instructions & warranty information.