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chris_uk
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17th Feb 11 at 09:07   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

whats the name of these garages?

has anyone used one? if not would you at x per hour?

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Fro
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17th Feb 11 at 09:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

someone i used to speak to quite a lot used one in west london quite often, said it was brilliant.

Cant remember the name of the place though
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Sounds like an idea from the dragons den...i'm out, nice suit by the way!!

Do these places actually exist!!?
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17th Feb 11 at 09:11   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah there is one in west london...
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17th Feb 11 at 09:12   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sounds awesome, cant see there being any round here
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quote:
Originally posted by Colin
Sounds like an idea from the dragons den...i'm out, nice suit by the way!!

Do these places actually exist!!?


Yeah, they provide ramps and tools etc.
Colin
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17th Feb 11 at 09:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Do you have to sign a disclaimer, i'd have thought something like that would be a no goer for insurance purposes.

Quite cool if there is tho
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17th Feb 11 at 09:20   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.pitstartgarage.com/
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17th Feb 11 at 09:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There was one near me and it was pretty damn good. Went out of business a while back though...
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17th Feb 11 at 09:31   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pit Start, that's it! It's in Acton, 5 mins from my Grandma's house
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17th Feb 11 at 09:33   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quite pricey, 20 quid for an hour with ramps, thats not far off what matey up the road charges per hour 35quid an hour
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17th Feb 11 at 09:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

We have one over here. Called the motor gym. Looks quality but I wouldn't pay the prices.

[Edited on 17-02-2011 by Jamie-C]
Fro
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17th Feb 11 at 09:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thats the one!
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quote:
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quite pricey, 20 quid for an hour with ramps, thats not far off what matey up the road charges per hour 35quid an hour


erm yea it is far off, its nearly half the price.
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17th Feb 11 at 10:14   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes but when you factor in you arent having to get your hands dirty and he'l probably get it done in less time then me, then it probably doesnt work out all that different
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17th Feb 11 at 10:15   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

theres a reason for doing home mechanics, it makes jobs vastly cheaper then taking it to a garage, when you start factoring in a cost towards home mechanics it becomes less attractive, especially when the costs are actually qiute high

i do love this idea though, but it needs to be more worthwhile cost wise imo
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i'd pay to use the ramps if i was doing a job i wanted to make sure was done right, like re underseal the car etc.

but if it was to do an exhaust, i'd rather pay the local garage to do it.

depends on the job as to if its worth using imo
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I think top gear went to one of these places? When the did the super car for 10k? Jezza's car though he had a "SS" when it was just a basic with a 50 badge
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17th Feb 11 at 14:42   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

theres one near me in worcester

http://www.diygarages.co.uk/

same prices though
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17th Feb 11 at 14:46   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Steve
theres one near me in worcester

http://www.diygarages.co.uk/

same prices though

 
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