• Predictably, since Haynes has been acquired by a company called InfoPro Digital, future Haynes manuals will be available only as downloads, not as printed books.
  • The good news is that if there’s a paper manual for a vehicle available now, you’ll still be able to buy one in the future, as these titles will remain in print.
  • Haynes says it’s working on a “new automotive maintenance and repair product” that will cover more makes and models than the current catalog can offer.

If you’re a regular user of Haynes printed vehicle repair manuals, 2021 will mark the end of an era. Starting next year, all new Haynes manuals will be available in digital format only. Don’t freak out just yet, though, since the company’s current catalog of printed titles will remain available.

This isn’t exactly a sad surprise. As modern vehicles add more and more electronics, shade-tree mechanics are not able to apply all of the lessons they learned working on a 1980 Ford Bronco to a 2021 model. Also, Haynes was acquired by InfoPro Digital back in April and said at the time that the goal was “to create a leading global information services provider in the automotive industry.” Considering it’s owned by a company with digital in its name, we had an inkling things would head in this direction. Finally, Haynes already offers a plethora of online manuals available piecemeal or included in an All Access subscription for $399 a year (or $34.99 a month) for the Cars, Trucks, and SUVs section.

Haynes is eagerly making clear that it’s not totally exiting the paper-products game. “It’s not the end of the road for Haynes—we are embarking on an exciting new journey,” the company said on Twitter. “Contrary to reports, Haynes is not stopping printing Manuals. Whilst we will no longer publish new print Workshop Manuals, we will continue to print and publish our huge back catalogue.”

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Work isn’t stopping on new products, either, even if they end up being digital instead of print. “Embracing John Haynes’s philosophy, we are currently in the process of creating a new automotive maintenance and repair product that covers around 95 percent of car makes and models—an increase of around 40 percent over our current Workshop Manual coverage,” the company said. “Far from being the end of the road, we are ensuring that Haynes will continue well into the 21st century.”

Haynes Explains – Christmas (Haynes Manuals)

Haynes Publishing UK amazon.com

$9.91

Buy Now

The company’s FAQ needs a bit of updating, though. There, Haynes still says it will continue to “aggressively” market updated and new printed titles. Then there’s this: “Many customers are choosing the best of both formats and purchasing a print and online manual together!” Not anymore they’re not, but if you need one last book for the year, Haynes has made it easy to decide which one to get: Haynes Explains Christmas. First published in 2017, this book is described as a “lighthearted and entertaining take on the classic workshop manual” and it “takes the reader through all areas of Christmas, giving all the hints and tips needed to make the entire festive period run smoothly.”

This content is imported from {embed-name}. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Source


What's Your Reaction?

DISLIKE DISLIKE
0
DISLIKE
LOVE LOVE
0
LOVE
HAHA HAHA
0
HAHA
WOW WOW
0
WOW
admin

0 Comments

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format