Reserve a Bay at Self Serve Garage

08/04/11 COMMENTS 0

You don’t always have to call to reserve a bay at Self Serve Garage.  There are times that our shop is completely full.  So, it is always a good idea to reserve your bay for your fix it yourself auto repairs.

Reserve a Bay Today!

Contact us at 253-981-3946 to reserve a bay.  Rentals are on a first come, first served basis. When you rent a bay you may keep it for as long as you like.

Father and Son Do it Yourself Oil Change

06/04/11 COMMENTS 0

This father and son teamed up on a German built vehicle to do an oil change.  They were given a quote of over $180 for an oil change from a dealership.  They rented a bay at Self Serve Garage and worked together to change the vehicle’s oil.   They smiled spending a little time together and saving just under $100.

Here’s what the owner had to say…

Hey George!!! I saved almost 100 compared to the Mercedes Dealer!! Thanks man I appreciate it!

Rent a Bay for an Oil Change Today!

Contact us to Rent a Auto Repair Bay for an oil change for $10.  You must complete the oil change in 30 minutes or less.  Any oil change lasting more than 30 minutes will be charged the hourly bay rental rate.

George Patterson on StreetBeat

02/04/11 COMMENTS 0

George Patterson, Founder of Self Serve Garage, met with Tony B. from StreetBeat to talk about how Self Serve Garage is giving back to the community.   George and Tony B. discussed Self-Serve Garage filling the gap between businesses that offer auto parts and tools for sale and full-service auto repair by providing a location for customer’s to fix their own vehicle.  The following are other topics they discussed.

Providing Options to Expensive Car Repairs

George explained how Self Serve Garage is giving car owners in Southwest King County an alternative to expensive car repairs by providing them the option of making their own repairs.  This is even more important at a time when fuel prices are high.  In fact, as gas prices are climbing, Self Serve Garage prices falling.  Making it even more affordable for people to maintain their vehicles for best fuel efficiency.

Car Owners Learn
How to Make Repairs

Self Serve Garage is offering free repair seminars by Certified Mechanics.   George told Tony B. that he wanted car owners learn about automobile repairs and give them the choice of  fixing it themselves or to use a mechanic shop for their repairs.   In fact, customers have the opportunity to include their vehicles as part of the demonstration.  This allows car owners to learn about car repairs on their own vehicle.   Self Serve Garage wants car owners to have an opportunity to take control of their car repairs.

Empowering Women Car Owners

George noted that it isn’t just men learning about car repairs, women are attending repair seminars too.  They want to learn the basics of automotive repair.  The repair seminars at Self Serve Garage give women a better understanding of automobile repairs.  This knowledge makes them less likely to be taken advantage of by unnecessary repairs or inflated mark-up on parts and labor.

Mobile Mechanics can Earn More at Self Serve Garage

George also promoted mobile mechanics using the bays at Self Serve Garage.  Mobile Mechanics have a valuable skill and can earn more when they work for themselves.  But, there are some auto repairs that a mobile mechanics will decline if they have to do the repairs outside.   Mobile Mechanics have a professional auto repair shop with lifts available to them at Self Serve Garage.  This allows mobile mechanics to earn more by having less overhead.

We’ll add the audio of the radio interview as soon as it is made available.

Auburn Mountainview High Student Changes Her Own Oil

01/04/11 COMMENTS 0

This Auburn Mountainview student wants to save money on car repairs.  So, she attended repair seminars at Self Serve Garage to learn how to do her own repairs.

She recently brought her vehicle to Self Serve Garage where she rented a bay to do an oil change.  She put her vehicle on the lift and did an oil change herself.  She smiled knowing she saved money by changing her vehicle’s oil herself.

MINI Owner changes Shocks and Springs at Self Serve Garage

30/03/11 COMMENTS 0

This customer with Self Serve Garage brought his 2005 MINI Cooper S in to change the shocks and springs.  He noted:

A stock height MINI will fit over the scissor lift, but there will be a clearance of about 1/2″ at the front lift pads. The rear pads won’t be on the lift, but the frame rides on the lift, so it’s still quite safe when you lift.

The total job took about 5.5 hours, but was about 25% the cost when compared to taking everything to a retail shop, for almost the same length of time.  Significant savings, and only a few hours out of his Saturday.

He smiled knowing he saved money by renting a bay at Self Serve Garage and making his own repairs.

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