DIY garage for car repairs

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DIY garage for car repairs

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Fix your own car for $7.25 / half hour – O’garage – in Roubaix, France, near the Belgian border – is a DIY garage for car repairs. Gearheads pay by the hour or half hour to use the facility’s fully loaded space and professional-grade equipment, including car lifts. O’garage offers instructional guides, clinics and classes for newbies as well as a range of fluids and tools for purchase.” Link.

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22 thoughts on “DIY garage for car repairs

  1. fieldrecordings says:

    I’m pretty sure the guys from CarTalk on NPR had a similar shop in Cambridge MA some years back. To hear them talk, it didn’t quite work out, at least business-wise.

  2. jimmyd7 says:

    US Military Installations have had this same type of service for over 15 years, if not longer. You’re able to rent tools, buy parts, and consult on-site staff about problems.

  3. skot9000 says:

    San Francisco has a similar thing. The Bay Area Motor Club. $10 hourly, $30 daily, and more.

  4. Shadyman says:

    Whoa. For $10/hour to use a lift, i’d go right now.

  5. Shadyman says:

    What do you think they’d do if you ..accidentally.. (heh) ruptured an A/C line? Hooray for freeon/R12/R134a everywhere!

  6. ptinfrance says:

    that is SO WEIRD! i just wrote about ogarage yesterday!!

  7. ptinfrance says:

    that is SO WEIRD! i just wrote about ogarage yesterday!!

  8. ptinfrance says:

    that is SO WEIRD! i just wrote about ogarage yesterday!!

  9. fstedie says:

    I do wish it was more widespread, unfortunately it is not likely to be much of a money maker unless the shop retains sponsors….

  10. pjpalm1964 says:

    Starting a DIY car club in the USA near Austin, Texas. Please comment and help us build the basics that anyone can use for their own car club.

  11. hsa says:

    I think this is a pretty interesting idea and I would use it to repair my car if this was in my area.

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