Currently reading: Haynes to cease publishing new Workshop Manuals
Iconic Haynes Manual will move to digital form only for new cars, but existing manuals will still be printed
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3 December 2020

The long-standing Haynes Workshop Manual will no longer be physically printed and published for new cars, the publisher has confirmed. 

First published in 1966, the comprehensive workshop manuals feature the majority of popular cars on sale disassembled and rebuilt, with guides for almost every repair, maintenance and servicing job compiled and contained within. 

A statement issued by the brand read: “We can confirm we’ve taken the commercial decision to cease publishing any new printed Workshop Manuals. However, we will continue to print and publish out extensive back catalogue of automotive and motorcycle titles.

“In addition, we're currently in the process of creating an exciting and comprehensive new automotive maintenance and repair product that will cover around 95% of car makes and models - an increase of around 40% over our current Workshop Manual coverage.”

Guides for new models will continue to be published, but in digital form only. The decision is thought to reflect the increasing reliance on online guides and videos in forums and social media platforms by home mechanics.

Around 200 million Workshop Manuals have been published by Haynes Publishing. Founded by John Haynes more than half a decade ago, the company was sold to French outfit Infopro Digital earlier this year after Haynes’ death in 2019.

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MarkII 4 December 2020
End of an era. Sad if not unexpected. Pity it couldn't have remained in British ownership as well.
Balders 3 December 2020

Spent many happy hours fixing my Ford Anglia with one of these manuals. They may have had their day but boy were they a great idea. Sorry to see them go.

 

Deputy 3 December 2020

Haynes Car and Bike manuals saved me hundreds, if not thousands, in repair bills on my early cars.  Now, I just lease them but I actually enjoyed fixing them myself to 'beat the system'.  If you get chance get to the Haynes Museum, a great collection of cars there in Somerset.