Check with your manufacturer first—they may even have a PDF copy on their website. If not, Edmunds has a list of online manuals here organized by manufacturer (US only). Our friends at Jalopnik turned us on to Just Give Me The Damn Manual , which is a real windfall. If you still can’t find it, you can probably order a copy from Helm, Inc , or pick up a Haynes Manual which, although they’re aimed at the DIY enthusiast, will tell you everything you need to know. Remember, preventive maintenance can save you a ton . It’s not just something mechanics and car people tell you to do to spend money.