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Old 05-18-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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Need a place to work on my car in east GTA

Hi guys,

I discovered that one of my rear shock mounts has ripped and I need to replace it. I'm currently in Oshawa and don't have any tools or facilities to work on my car. Does anyone know of a place where I can rent a lift/tools for an hour or two? Or is anyone in Oshawa willing to let me use their garage space and tools (you will be compensated)? I know what I'm doing so it won't be more than a couple of hours. I really want to avoid taking it to a mechanic or dealership since I know the car inside out and would rather do it myself.

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Old 05-20-2010, 01:19 AM   #2
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In the east end there is Vanderhaydens but I personally didn't like their prices. PM me and I'll send you my buddies contacts, he has a shop in Scarb and does work on my BMW.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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Thanks brother, but I actually found someone kind enough to let me use their garage and tools...the car is good as new now! I would still like to know about your friend's shop in case I ever need it, so I've sent you a PM.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:45 AM   #4
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I'm in the same boat as you! I have the tools and the knowledge but not a space to do major or even minor car repairs. I would even consider going in with a few other people to share a space and equipment if it was on the subway/transit line. I have heard of the classic car guys doing this as they are constantly working on drivetrains LOL.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:22 PM   #5
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If you're looking to do some work over a long period of time I would suggest looking into storage. Many storage places have power outlets and I know more than one person that has done this.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:20 PM   #6
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Its a huge pain in the ass when you rent & live in a city.

Ive been blessed with a triplex that has a number of private garages attached to it so I can work on the car whenever I get a chance. And since I live 20 M from a subway stop my work is only 5 subway stops away, so no need to rely on a car all the time. I can just leave it in the garage and work on it little by little.

Seems like a win win.

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