Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Do It Yourself garage?
It is just like it sounds. A professional setup auto repair shop with all the necessary diagnostic equipment and tools where individuals can rent and perform repairs and service on their own vehicles or motorcycles.
How much does it cost?
Our stall rates start from $10/hr for motorcycle and $15/hr for automobiles which including all the tools, equipment, shop supplies and on site disposal.
There is one exceptional on disposal charge, which is each used tire discard at the shop is subject to a $2.5 disposal fee. Click to see all our rates
What if I get stuck? Will I get charged for all the time that my car is on the lift?
We understand that unexpected incident happens. If you stuck on a bad part, wrong part or snapped bolt, etc, just try to get the right parts as soon as you can and we would work out a special store credit program to cover the unexpected time you took for the job. If it will be a special ordered part which would take a long time to get, we can take the car off the service bay so you will not be charged for the station.
Do you Provide Storage?
Yes we do provide indoor storage if you could not finish the job in one day. The indoor storage fee is $8/day or $150/month. The full day rate comes with one day free storage.
What if I am running late and need a few hours after your business hour?
We would stay until 10PM the latest if our customers could not finish the job before our closing time. However, the off hour rate is $40/hr, and it goes by WHOLE HOUR ONLY. The higher rate is used to cover over time labor and additional energy consuming.
Do I have to make an appointment for using the shop? How do I do that?
Reservations are highly recommended! By making an appointment, you can ensure that we have gotten all the tools you need for your particular job and 100% reserve the spot. There were times the whole shop was full and there was no opening bay for any walk-in customers.
You may make appointment online, by phone or in person at no charge.
Do you instruct or help?
We do provide basic instruction for simple task such as oil and fluid change. We also provide free advice, guidance and professional opinion at no charge. However, any advise, instruction and hands on help is LIMITED to 5 minutes for ever hour, otherwise an additional labor rate of $75/hr ($20/15mins) will apply.
Can I bring my own tool?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own tools when you use the shop. However, using your own tools will not effect the rate of renting the shop. You can still get access to all of our tools.
How would this place make a difference from me working at my own garage?
There are plenty of benefits to work at our professional facility comparing to your own garage.
1. Time efficiency
The full size automotive lift makes a lot of under car tasks much easier and safer to do. When using a floor jack and jack stand on a project would easily take away an hour of your time, on top of that, you need to spend more time and energy by crawl under the car in and out. By saving time you can be more productive, and more importantly, YOU ARE SAFE!
2. Avoid unnecessary hassle
The most common problem for people who work in their own garage is they could not find the right tool at the right time, or something broken during the job and they have to go get more part but the car is already up in the air. That would waste countless time, energy, and favor from other people.
At Your Dream Garage DIY Auto Shop. We have almost every single tools you possibly need to work on your car or motorcycle, so you will never encounter with the problem like: cannot find the right tool at the right time. Also we have part suppliers who are ready to deliver parts to you within 30 minutes.
On top of that, we have experts who are experienced in automotive repair on board. If you need a second opinion, advise, or a simple hands on help, they are there for you. You will never get any of these when you are alone at your own garage.
At Your Dream Garage, we offer you a true peace mind!
3. Money efficiency
Although the majorities are still dreaming to have their own professionally setup garage to work on their own cars. You may want to think twice before you are really capable for doing it. It would easily cost over $20,000-$30,000 to setup a professional repair shop like Your Dream Garage. If you ask yourself how much time are you really going to spend in there a year? The answer might not seem to worth spending that much to set up a shop which will not be used on a daily basis. When you pay as you go at Your Dream Garage, you may only need a few thousand dollars to get the exactly the same result throughout your WHOLE LIFE.
So we did make a difference!
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If you have any other question or inquiry, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (626) 338-6325 at any time