Opening Your Own Mechanic’s Shop?

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If you’ve always been the one who friends and neighbors come to when they have car troubles, then you may be thinking about taking your mechanic’s skills and turning them into a full-time career. Instead of fixing cars in the evenings and on the weekends, you could work on vehicles all the time, and perhaps even hire people to work for you. If you plan to get started out of your own garage, then you may need to clear some things out before you can take on your first professional repair. At EZ Storage® in Detroit, we can provide the self-storage you need!

The Motor City

dreamstime_5969495 (2)People in the Motor City are serious about their cars, and they want to be sure that whoever’s repairing their vehicle knows what he or she is doing. You may need to attend some certification classes and take certain courses before you open your mechanic’s shop, but once you’re ready to go, you’ll likely have a steady stream of customers, especially if you’ve been the neighborhood mechanic for years.

When setting up your garage, you’ll want to be sure that you have plenty of clearance on every side so that you can easily work on and under each vehicle. Boxes that are stacked too close can pose a hazard, and seeing that there will be lawn equipment near their 1963 Corvette can make a person hesitant to hire you. Clearing space for your tools and workbench can give you the room you need, as well as the peace of mind that the vehicles you’re working on will be protected from damage.

A Professional Look

If you have plans to renovate your garage into a professional mechanic’s shop, you’re literally going to need to start from the ground up. You may need to lay down a new floor that’s resistant to substances such as oil and grease, and you may have plans to add a lift or a hoist. These aspects will add to the professional look of your shop, but you’ll need to move things out of the way, especially if you’ve been storing things in the garage for several years. Instead of moving things into the attic or basement, you can rent a self-storage unit at an affordable rate and keep your belongings safe and sound.

Getting Started

dreamstime_xxl_20445550Starting your own mechanic’s shop can be overwhelming, and if the first step is to clear out your garage, EZ Storage® is here to help. With several locations across the greater Detroit area, you can find one that’s close to your house, and our staff will help you find a suitable unit that fits your needs and your budget. Our month-to-month leases make it easy to rent for the time you need, and if you need to upgrade to a larger space at some point, we can help you find the right choice. If you need to store one of your vehicles so that you can make room in your new shop, we can help you find the right space for that as well!

Contact us today to find your new self-storage unit.