Place to work on car around Los Angeles

porsche
911

#1

I recently bought a great 15 year old porsche and after finding out that an oil change costs $350 and to change the spark plugs takes around 4-6 hours (seriously no exaggeration ) have decided I can do this stuff myself (I have and do like working on my cars anyway) The problem is I live in an apartment building and my landlord will give me a hard Time if I work on my car there. Do any of you guys know of a place or have a space I could rent out for a couple of weekends to do some minor work on my car I have tools just need space. Any advice would be apreciated


#2

The liability issues from this aside, I doubt you’ll ever find any of those kinds of places around anywhere.


#3

If you are mechanically inclined the greatest place might be your garage. If you are willing to pay my airfare, I will come visit.


#4

Your car is most likely going to need to see a mechanic more often than your run of the mill 15 year old car and it will have issues that average mechanical skills just will not cover. The 911 is a lifestyle, not simple transportation.


#5

When I lived in an apartment building, I asked the priest at the catholic church across the street if I could do repairs there. The deal was I had to put $20 in the collection box a month and I wasn’t allowed to leave anything in the parking lot (No spilled oil, coolant, half disassembled cars… Etc). It worked out well. I recently moved and I’m gonna try and work out another deal. See if you can find a sympathetic priest.


#6

Learn Spanish, then any AutoZone store parking lot should work…You’ll fit right in…But a 15 year old run-out Porsche? You don’t have enough time or money…


#7

Don’t have to speak Spanish…Here in NH where French is the big second language…people do oil changes right at the AutoZone parking lot…some actually will even catch the oil in a pan instead of just draining into the sewer drain.