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Where do you do car repairs when the landlord says no?

I consider myself a shade tree mechanic, one of those DIY guys. I also consider myself frugal (cheap) and don't see the point of spending $350 on a brake job when I can do the majority of the work myself and spend only $100. I also have a project car that's needing a paint job and some other "serious" work which I'd like to give some attention to. It is an outlet of sorts - getting dirty, using my hands, fixing things, an escape from the mundane office setting. Due to circumstances I now live in an apartment complex, and they're pretty strict about their "no mechanic work in the parking lot" policy. So now I have no place to do these things for my vehicle repair and maintenance. What low-cost options are there for someone like me who wants to work on their car but can't do it at home? I'm looking for something like an "Auto Hobby Shop", but I couldn't find one in my area (Miami, Florida). Any suggestions?

Asked By: joanna19f - 12/14/2006
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You'll find that most landlords say this. Ditto with auto parts stores...I think it's an insurance issue... More
Answered By: jdm - 12/14/2006
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just go to an empty parking lot, bring all the tools with you
Answered By: YouTube - 12/14/2006
 
rent a storage unit. If large enought do the work in the unit. If not store the tools and do it outside. I don't think they will really care. (I store my two classics in one)
Answered By: ML - 12/14/2006
 
i personaly would ask a friend to barrow his garage or if no friends with a garage do like they did back in the day grab a twelve pack and a compressor and head down to the river.
Answered By: mceuinjames - 12/14/2006
 
Rent a garage space where they'll let you work on your car.
Answered By: bostonianinmo - 12/14/2006
 
i know exactly what you are talking about.i use to live in the prjects here where i live and they say you cant work on your car in the parking lot,and you know what i told them?i said well ill take it to the garage if you want to foot the bill.does your car run?if it does,then try to find some place away from the d**n... More
Answered By: stallion1948_lloyd - 12/14/2006
 
tell the landlord that if he wants his rent money you have to be able to fix your cars otherwise you wont be able to get to work to make any money to give him for rent.
Answered By: rwings8215 - 12/14/2006
 
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