About Us

Our Journey from a Friendly Lending Library to Workshop-Manuals.com

In the early 2000s, a simple realization sparked an idea that would eventually lead to the creation of Workshop-Manuals.com. A group of close-knit friends and passionate car enthusiasts noticed they were all purchasing the same car repair guides and workshop manuals. Instead of each person owning a copy, they thought, "Why not share?" This simple act of sharing laid the foundation for an unofficial lending library for automotive books.

The beauty of this system was its immediacy. If one needed a quick answer, like a specific torque value, they could simply ring a friend and get the information in real-time. For more in-depth tasks, borrowing the book was just as easy. As word spread, our circle expanded. More and more enthusiasts wanted in, and our humble library grew in size and scope.

The digital age was dawning, and by the late 2000s, our group had already begun migrating online. We started with an email list server, a precursor to today's online forums. This platform allowed members to share manuals and specific information from them, making knowledge dissemination faster and more efficient.

By the early 2010s, the digital transformation of workshop manuals was in full swing. Many manuals were now available online, and our group saw an opportunity. We began sharing our collective knowledge on a private online platform. The response was overwhelming. The demand and growth were so rapid that by 2013, the first iteration of Workshop-Manuals.com was launched.

Over the years, our website has undergone several redesigns and iterations, always with the aim of better serving our community. Our commitment to providing accurate, reliable, and user-centric content has remained unwavering, a principle we learned and embraced from our early days.

Today, Workshop-Manuals.com stands as a testament to the power of community, collaboration, and a shared passion for automobiles. While our platform has evolved, our core remains the same. The site is still lovingly managed by a dedicated team, including some of the original members who started it all.

We're proud of our journey and are deeply grateful to our community for making Workshop-Manuals.com what it is today. Here's to many more years of sharing, learning, and driving forward together!