They may not be the first to try this, but the guys who opened up Milwaukee's most comprehensive do-it-yourself garage space seemed determined to make it the best. Hands On Garage is a huge 10-bay repair center that will rent you a work space complete with tools and a lift. Could be pretty cool, no? In addition, they operate a full parts and supplies store on site to ensure you have all of the basics you need for your repairs and maintenance. It's large and clean, two big pluses when you're talking about repair space. The ASE certified experts they keep on staff can help you out if you get in a pinch, for a reasonable fee. In fact, all of the fees seem to be reasonable. Work space rental starts at 35 cents per minute (or $21 an hour). They state the rates by minute because that's how they charge you. In theory you could run in and do a 30-minute oil change, complete with a lift to make things easy, for ten bucks plus the cost of supplies. Not bad, eh?
To be fair, I've contacted them to get some more details. I'm interested in things like recycling of used fluids and oil, any membership fees and other liabilities they have probably already addressed. More to come!