Vehicle complexity is growing due to various factors: new functionalities, functional safety, hybridization, task management, etc. On the other hand both service centers need to up to date their competences and knowledge in newer vehicles, in order to efficiently repair and maintain new vehicles. Finally users of special machines, like military, agricultural, mining vehicles etc, need to be able to recover by faults or even repair the vehicles in critical conditions, in order to maintain the vehicle functionality, even in case of failure occurrence. Complex manuals don't provide the most efficient solution, while Augmented Reality represents a very promising technology both if applied to traditional smart-phones, and if applied to the newly glasses presented to the market. By now, this technology has been adopted mainly for games, and marketing purposes, such as tourist information. Instead, the paper deals with other ways in which AR can be extremely useful: AR has been used for two new topics, fast learning of simple procedures by low-skilled personnel and fault recovery or maintenance in hazardous environments or work places.