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Old 06-01-2013, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Does this kind of place exist? (Shop rental for DIY car work/repair?)

Hi everyone, Is there any place that will rent tools and work space or maybe a lift for you to work on your own cars in Socal near Los Angeles or San Gabriel? I'm looking for a place like that to make working on my car easier. Any info would be very helpful.

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Old 06-01-2013, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, Is there any place that will rent tools and work space or maybe a lift for you to work on your own cars in Socal near Los Angeles or San Gabriel? I'm looking for a place like that to make working on my car easier. Any info would be very helpful.
I have seen this question online before, without definitive answers. This is a potential business model for someone in the LA/OC region (here is a company in Washington that does it). Community Colleges, specifically Santa Monica Community College, sometimes, I have seen guys claim online. I would call some of the shops in your immediate area... maybe start with whoever has been your regular mechanic (if you have had one). Ask if they know of places. Walk in when they're not super busy and strike up a conversation... see what you learn.

There are also the long term storage facilities, which will sometimes let people store cars... ask.

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When I lived in Winnipeg there was one there but I heard it closed down because of liability reasons. Imagine letting anyone put their car on a lift. Car falling off and getting sued, anyone?

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When I lived in Winnipeg there was one there but I heard it closed down because of liability reasons. Imagine letting anyone putting their car on a lift. Car falling off and getting sued, anyone?
this is the exact reason I didn't invest in this sort of business the liability is much too high.
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Check out local hackerspaces; see here for a short list in the LA area: Los Angeles - HackerspaceWiki. Some may not have the space to work on a car, but since the members tend to be DIY types, you may find someone with similar interests...
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Our local car club talked about starting a club garage but that's as far as that went. However some other car clubs may have done it.
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Found this on YELP.
Your Dream Garage DIY Auto Shop - Baldwin Park, CA

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Here's one in Calgary, AB - you can rent lifts, welders, tools, etc.
U-Wrench - Do it Yourself Garage&Body shop

Here's a rent-a-bay place for motorcycles in Vancouver, BC.
Motomethod | Vancouver's Community Motorcycle Repair Shop
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Thanks for the link jjackstone... Baldwin Park is close to where I live... I don't know how I missed it... I will go check them out this week... Thanks again..
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