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TANGO! 09-05-2012 01:33 PM

DIY shop in Connecticut?
Hey everybody,

A couple recent close encounters with a friendly local skunk (who luckily didn't spray me), the rain, and a few very nice cops who very politely asked me to please stop banging on things at night because the neighbors complain appear to suggest that I should find a new place to do my car repairs.

Does anybody know of any DIY shop in CT, preferably near the Hartford Area? So far I can only find people renting garages on Craigslist, and nothing seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. Being a weekend mechanic is helping me learn a lot about cars, and I could really use the extra money. Thanks in advance for any input you could share!

Fudman 09-05-2012 04:32 PM

Not sure where your nearest military base is (Groton? Westover AFB) but these often have garages that rent out space. Hanscom AFB, near here, has a facility with lift & tools for about $7/hr. You'll need to check if you have to be military or a vet to qualify for use.

bluebee 09-05-2012 04:58 PM

Dunno anyone in CT but if you don't find anything, you can try these links for a lookup:

- Labor rates by zip code (1) (2) (3) & where to find a good mechanic (1) (2) & joining BMWCCA (1) (2) & finding a reputable BMW indy in your area (1) (2) & the most often recommended parts suppliers (1)

TANGO! 09-06-2012 12:25 PM

Thanks a lot for the replies, guys! Those are very good points to start from. And Bluebee, thanks for your myriad posts in the forum; I've been reading them a lot and learning tons from them.

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