The Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual or ‘Haynes Manual’ is a manual that anyone can buy to help with practical situations. The manuals are produced by the Haynes Publishing Group who are based in Sparkford in England. The original name for the Haynes manuals came from a guy called John Harold Haynes. He decided to write and publish a book while he was still at school in 1956 that was focused on building a kit car for the Austin 7. He later went on to create and publish a further two books while working within the Royal Air Force.
The company J.H Haynes & Co was established in May 1960. The first manual that was produced in 1965 was a Haynes Owners Workshop Manual that would support the Austin-Healey Sprite.
The sole purpose of the Haynes Manual was to support and help non professional mechanics to look after their vehicle. The manuals focus on the maintenance of various vehicles, and repairing issues.
There is a wide range of Haynes Manuals, available in store or online. These include around 300 different models of cars and around 130 models of motorcycles. The Haynes Manuals are not just available for cars and motorcycles, the Haynes Publishing Group have also released manuals for domestic appliances, computers, photography and more!
The illustrations on the front of many of the Haynes Manuals, showing a cut away drawing of a vehicle, were designed by Terry Davey.