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Alldata DIY is offering one year subscriptions or extensions for $12.95 using code YEAREND2019 .

This is as low as I've seen it go over the past few years.

These are factory service manuals accessed through web pages. Photos below show what the top-level table of contents looks like for a representative vehicle, along with at typical procedure. Specifics vary by manufacturer, as they're the ones who provide the data.

The majority of mainstream brands are available, particularly for car models 3 or 4 years old or older (i.e., 2015 and older). Newer models may not be present, but these cars are often still under warranty. BMW and Mini are not available. That's the manufacturer's decision.

This post invariably occasions assorted grinches claiming that they can get everything they need off YouTube or that paper manuals can be bought on eBay. Some factory manuals are quite expensive. If you can get them for less that this offer, go for it. YouTube? Sure, there are some great channels out there. Sometimes, I just want to skim the procedure to see what I'm getting myself into, and not every YouTuber knows what they're talking about. I find factory torque and other specifications helpful, too. Mitchell's might be better. I don't know. These have served me well overall.

So: haters can hate if they want to, but it's rather old hat.

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Check your local library. Once you have a library membership, your local library may have a website that allowed electronic access to Chiltons or ALLDATA, free, of course.
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This is a great offer if, your planning a major repair. For any repairs involving power train components (internally lubricated parts mostly) you need proper torque specs. This will give you the same info professional techs get. You know the techs that you're avoiding to pay because they want your first born and your right leg to fix your car. The first born I don't mind but I need my leg. Don't misunderstand I love a good technician who knows what he or she is doing. I've met two in the last 25 years. So sure, Al's Bait Shops YouTube repair on your car could be perfect advice. But what if it's not. What if you put it all back together to find out Al didn't give you good info at all. Sure would be pissed off if you had to do it twice.

As an advocate of and for YouTube for many repairs there are things you can trust and things you have to be cautious of. You know the whole because its on the internet it must be true thing.

Need to replace your serpentine belt on your Volkswagen Jetta go to YouTube (did it). Need to replace your blower motor on your Chrysler Town and Country go to YouTube (did it). Need to replace your intake manifold due to a manifold gasket failure requiring you to tear apart the top half of the engine, sure you can YouTube it but if you want to be sure it gets back together right Alldata.

Hope this helps someone.
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this is $12.95 for a single car or for any car?
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this is $12.95 for a single car or for any car?
it's for a single car for the subscription period, chosen from the models they offer.

If it's a long-term car, the 3-year subscription can be a better deal.
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Dang, no BMW offer.
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it's for a single car for the subscription period, chosen from the models they offer.

If it's a long-term car, the 3-year subscription can be a better deal.
You meant 5 year sub? I dont see 3 year. Does the discount apply to the 5 year sub too?

Edit: discount applies only to the 1 year sub it seems.
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I love that they have this same deal every year same at the same time. My last deal just expired this week..
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Isn't called YouTube now?
Youtube is definitely a good resource for the most common issues but Alldata goes more into detail on the exact parts needed with part numbers, torque specifications, and installation/removal instructions among other things.

Mechanics use this or similar services when fixing cars.
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Not to TC here as this probably is a very good deal. However, I feel that a single car subscription for DIY guy may be too limiting. I mean, I understand that they do not want to give such a good deal for ALL cars since that will make commercial garages to subscribe and pay DIY rate. However, I think we should be able to do like 3-4 cars for the price and also being able to change the car only 1 time even for multi year subscription seem a bit excessive, I think one should be able to change car once a year for 5 yr subscription.

That said, it does seem like a good resource for home DIY person.

Youtube is good resource, but not everyone posting on the site is knowledgeable and is following factory recommended steps (not THAT is what everyone SHOULD follow if there is a good shortcut without compromising the repair result). Also, there may be some procedure for your specific car that may not be there.
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So if i have a 2015 honda accord and all i see is 2013 honda accord that will do it for me? Since the 9th generation accords is from 2013 to 2017?
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Isn't called YouTube now?
This is a great offer if, your planning a major repair. For any repairs involving power train components (internally lubricated parts mostly) you need proper torque specs. This will give you the same info professional techs get. You know the techs that you're avoiding to pay because they want your first born and your right leg to fix your car. The first born I don't mind but I need my leg. Don't misunderstand I love a good technician who knows what he or she is doing. I've met two in the last 25 years. So sure, Al's Bait Shops YouTube repair on your car could be perfect advice. But what if it's not. What if you put it all back together to find out Al didn't give you good info at all. Sure would be pissed off if you had to do it twice.

As an advocate of and for YouTube for many repairs there are things you can trust and things you have to be cautious of. You know the whole because its on the internet it must be true thing.

Need to replace your serpentine belt on your Volkswagen Jetta go to YouTube (did it). Need to replace your blower motor on your Chrysler Town and Country go to YouTube (did it). Need to replace your intake manifold due to a manifold gasket failure requiring you to tear apart the top half of the engine, sure you can YouTube it but if you want to be sure it gets back together right Alldata.

Hope this helps someone.
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Pretty good deal ty op. Youtube is fine for some things but can be painful to watch if you know what I mean.
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So if i have a 2015 honda accord and all i see is 2013 honda accord that will do it for me? Since the 9th generation accords is from 2013 to 2017?
For most things this would be fine, however car manufacturers sometimes change small things like wiring colors/harnesses between years as improvements are made. If you end up getting an older year model, just be mindful of this when working with it.
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Can I print to PDF all the stuff for my car and not pay the subscription after the 1 year is up?
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