DIY Garage?

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  1. BetaMini

    BetaMini New Member

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    I've heard some people talking about places that have lifts and stuff that you can rent bays for car maintenance. First, this seems like a crazy legal liability. But, second, anyone know of any in/around Columbus?

    When I was in the Air Force, we had access to the autoshop for free. Was pretty cool.
     
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    I have looked before and never found one around here. I've seen them exist in Cali.
     
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    We have a couple here in KC too, the owner just carries a blanket insurance policy, and he always has someone there to help people get started. He's actually making a little money with his operation too!
     
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    A DIY garage sure beats seeing all those guy's working on their vehicles out in the front parking lot of Autozone.....
     
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    The guy in our area is really reasonable too, I think he charges $10/hr for a two post lift, and he provides all the tools!

    If you need to be on the lift for a week like I did when we worked on my friends 2002 S (clutch, new front end parts, supercharger, water pump, shift cables etc.) he'll make a good deal for extended use too.
     
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    Which one is the DYI place?
     
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    Worth a call though.
     
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    um no. yellowpages dot com is even more worthless than the print version.

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    I looked at that. Nothing that lets you work on your own car.
     
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    here is one.. near akron ... just to show such things exist

    usikc.net

    or google "brunswick diy garage rent a lift"


    Must have a word with these guys about choosing searchable name for their company :crazy:
     
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    Not exactly close to Columbus tho, is it?
     
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    Sounds like a good business opportunity. Now to find the money to start it. :Thumbsup:
     
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    There's a two bay garage out on 310 that I pass on my way to work. Maybe I'll buy it.
     
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    If you know anyone in the military you can typically get on bases that have auto shops with lifts and typically some hand tools. They rent them for a couple bucks per hour. Not sure what bases might be around here though.
     

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