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Self-service/DYI auto garage bay rental

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May be a naïve question, but are there any places in Winterpeg that offer 'self-service' or 'do-it-yourself' garage bay/space rental (by the hour or....) for auto repairs...(hoist, tools...) ????

similar to this...http://stewsgarage.com/

thanx Ken.

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I've asked people about this before, but never found a good answer. I don't think such a place exists in Winnipeg yet.

I used to live in a condo and had no place to work on my own car, so I was always driving out of town to my parents' place or to a friend's house to work on my car. I searched for a DIY garage rental space for more than a couple of years, but never found one. Now that I have a garage I've given up the search, but I'd still be interested if you find something local. Might be nice to have access to a lift now and then, or a heated space to work in the winter.

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Ya they seem to exist in eastern and western Canada except for a void here....still looking and will advise if I find anything!!!

Maybe this is a sign as a good business opportunity :) 

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If you had a large fortune to start something like this up in Winnipeg you would definitely have a small fortune in end. ;)

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I recall a shop that offered this 20ish years ago. Rented space, power, and possibly air, at and hourly/daily rate. Imagine they are long gone....

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When I lived in Edmonton, there was this place that looked like a former carwash. You could rent a bay and there was a tool rental desk that had everything you might need. Some of the bays had hoists, too. I believe such a business would work in Winnipeg BECAUSE everybody is so damn cheap

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Just comes down to three things....

-Insurance/liability

-Theft/loss (broken) tools

(large deposits would deter potential clientele) 

-final rental costs and Winnipeg being cheap 

What would be a reasonable hourly or daily rate? 

Would the setup costs be able to be recovered in a timely fashion, as if not your maintenance costs would catch up with your setup costs and it'd be a money pit... 

Great idea in theory, for an old shop that's being dumped to be converted into, but not feasible from scratch in a new facility (which is what people want/expect)

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I actually had the idea to make such a business a few years ago but of course did not have the money to do it and have since pretty much abandoned the idea.

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Somebody just needs to do what most new business owners have had to do: Put together a plan, raise money from investors, get through all the damn City of Winnipeg red tape and work your ass off to keep afloat.

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