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I just saw something that I think is absolutely brilliant...but it seems to only be in Washington State.

It is a place where you can go rent a garage bay, tools, and even a mechanic to work on your car. Rates from hourly to monthly.

It's called Self Serve Garage (I won't hot-link the site, but you can Google it). I saw it in a commercial for a company that makes business cards and my son asked me what it was so I Googled it.

I can't find this business model in New Jersey...does anyone know of one, maybe?
 

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I've often wondered if that might go well, but seems like insurance could be quite high.

interesting
 

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I always had the impression that on the east coast, that need was well served by car clubs. It seems that there's a bit less of that these days, but there are still clubs with shared facilities for repair & detailing of members' cars.

I wonder if there's something about Washington state law that helps support a self-serve?
 

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When I'm not smoking pot recreationally, or attending a gay wedding, I like to go to the rental garage and wrench on my Outback.

Washington State, innovation in action.
 

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They have couple places in dallas like that, imo its not cheap, I think 20$ hr to rent a bay with lift 2.49 to 4.99 hour tool rental, i can see it be helpful fora quick oil change, but anything major that will take hours better off doing someplace else.
 

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Not aware any places like that in Ca. Military bases have Auto Hobby shops that allow tool and hoist use.
I shudder in fear what the average low performance shade tree mechanic might do to such a facility. Such places would need several ASE techs on duty just to keep people from hurting themselves. Doubt you could find an insurance company that would insure such a business. Good idea though.
 
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