posted on May, 21 2007 @ 09:31 AM
This may be a million dollar idea, then again there may be some serious flaws. I'm not a "car guy" and my expertise stops with adding fuel and oil
and checking the tire pressure.
I was thinking (a dangerous pastime, for sure) that there ought to be a way for a motiviated person to get some up close assistance on do-it-yourself
How about a cooperative? A location whare as a member you can take your vehicle and for an hourly fee, have access to equipment and expertise to help
with your own car repairs.
Maybe 12-15 bays or so, tools on site, and a mechanic to give you the "how to" info. Maybe you pay an up-front membership initiation fee and a
small monthly retainer and for that you can reserve a spot in advance to work on your vehicle. All the tools would be there and available for use,
and a mechanic on-site for advice. You'd pay a per-hour charge for space as you use it.
No need to have all the tools in your garage, no need to mess up your own garage and driveway.
Something like $50 to join, maybe $12/mo as an ongoing fee and an hourly rate of $15 to actually use the space, tools and mechanic advice.
Whaddya think? Feasible? Ever hear of this being done before, successfully or otherwise?