Working on your car in your own garage can lead to cabin fever and eventual automotive aging symptoms such as a wheezy motor and patches of gray hair sprouting beneath the hood. Get your road baby some fresh air and repair with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two hours of car lift and standard tool rental at FIY: Fix It Yourself Garage on Woodward Avenue (a $40 value).
The fix-it-yourself facility fêtes vehicle owners with a convenient space to gussy up their motored carriages, providing on-site rentals of car lifts and a plethora of roadster-repairing tools. Each lift bay allows up to 8,000 pounds of vehicle weight and is ideal for hiking up your band-touring van. The professional lifts elevate your vehicle 2–8 feet off the ground, making it easier to mend nicks to the undercarriage or engage in a one-ended tickle fight with your buggy's belly. Employ a wide variety of tune-up gadgets, from wrenches and pliers to ratchets, screwdrivers, and mechanics sockets devoid of oil-stained overalls and electrical charges. You can bring up to two friends or enthusiastic do-it-yourself strangers to assist you in your auto-adjustment adventures.
Today's garage-centric Groupon to FIY also includes a work cart, light, ecologically affable fluid disposal, and compressed-air fitting for inflating tires or inflating yourself until you can ascend to eye-contact height with your sedan and give it a high-five. The independent chariot revamping spot also hosts classes on all things cars, from learning how to change a tire, how to change your oil, or how to change your automobile's mind on rearview-mirror bead displays.
FYI: Fix it Yourself Garage was recently featured by the Charlotte Observer.