The words many a kerbside car mechanic read with an impending sense of dread when he saw it in his bible, the Haynes manual. The founder, John Haynes died yesterday. Once an essential tool in any motorists armoury, the manuals became increasingly riddled with mistakes and omissions in later years and for most of us became redundant when You Tube came along. Still, they used to be an essential source of information back in the day and often the first purchase after acquiring a new vehicle. So hats off to a life not wasted.