Are you just getting started with auto repair? Want to learn how to repair your Kia Optima? If so, there is one place to start and that is with a repair manual designed for your car. My choice has always been the Haynes manual. Usually the first thing that I do when I buy a new to me car is buy the Haynes manual for it. Why? Because they are based on real world experience with the vehicle. Sure anybody can tell you how to replace a water pump but it is better to get advice from someone who has replaces a Kia Optima water pump.
So What Makes The Haynes Manual Great
For starters, these manuals are written by those who have actually made the repairs included in the book. They give you step by step instructions for working on your car model. This is crucial because every car is built a little different. You might have changed out a fuel injector in a Toyota before, but things are different in a Kia. The little extra bit of information that you get pertaining to your model can make all of the difference.
In addition, these books also come loaded with pictures. When they say a picture is worth a thousand words, it applies to auto repair very well. This is particularly important when removing bolts from parts. Often there is a hidden one that you would not find without the picture.
Finally each book comes with important schematics and troubleshooting tips. These can be a big help if you are just learning how to diagnose and repair cars.
Where To Buy
Like everything else these days, you can get it faster and cheaper at Amazon.
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Covers Models : 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. Kia Optima, all models.