The name of the website is pretty self-explanatory, ‘All Car Manuals’. It contains free downloadable car workshop and factory service manuals for all makes and models of vehicles. The reason that differentiates this website from others offering car manuals is that it has almost all the makes and their models and they are giving them free of cost. They also intend to add more manuals regularly in the future to keep their website updated and their users satisfied. The manuals they provide are extremely comprehensive and extensively cover standard specifications, repair guides, diagnostic procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance information for many automotive manufacturers and models among many other aspects of a vehicle’s technical aspects.
The website itself is very detailed and in-depth. It has seven main areas in all. The home page gives an overview of the latest manuals of vehicles the website has updated. Then the search page where the user can find their desired manual without wasting any time. The browse page where hyperlinks to all the makes are there with their logos and on a single click all their respective models would show. Then there is an about page which mentions all the website offerings. There is a page for their social media handles and a donate page as well because the website functions on visitor donations. And lastly, the contact page. This page encourages the users to type in any query they have regarding the website or a manual that they cannot find. The website is interactive in that regard and easy to navigate through given that there is a separate page for everything.
All Car Manuals website is easily understandable. It is very basic because a user without any technical background will not face any difficulty exploring the website and finding what they need. Even the content on the website is in sync with and relevant to what they are offering their users. How the content is written also reflects a lot on a website’s credibility. And so, All Car Manuals’ website’s content is pertinent and is free of any spelling or grammatical errors that shows their professionalism.
However, like everything else in the world, All Car Manuals also has a few flaws which if corrected can make the website even better than it is right now. Firstly, they have not paid any attention to the format and the layout of their website. This is a major blunder because they have placed their ‘About ACM’ page after three pages in the middle. This should be towards the beginning so that the viewer goes straight to this page. Seeing it in the middle can cause disorientation among first-time viewers and they could lose potential visitors. Then, the website looks like it was made to view on phones because there is a lot of empty space on both sides of the screen. This space makes the text harder to read. Lastly, the look of the website feels like it’s from the 90s. They should make is more contemporary.