New Charlottesville Do-It-Yourself Ga...

New Charlottesville Do-It-Yourself Garage Set to Open Next Week

There are 35 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 29, 2013, titled New Charlottesville Do-It-Yourself Garage Set to Open Next Week. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A new Charlottesville auto shop, 22 years in the making, will give you all the tools to make fixes on vehicles yourself.

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susan

Anoka, MN

#1 Apr 1, 2013
Think of the Insurance payments they have; place in Abilene, Texas opened up like this; but the Insurance was WAY too high, had to close their doors a week later.
John Teller

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Apr 1, 2013
susan wrote:
Think of the Insurance payments they have; place in Abilene, Texas opened up like this; but the Insurance was WAY too high, had to close their doors a week later.
Yup, I used the auto hobby shop in the military all the time. The government didn't have to worry about getting sued if you dropped a tranny on your head. Hopefully they have liability waiver forms that will keep morons from suing them, but still some slimeball like Allen and Allen will still try to clean them out. I have to change the rear main seal on my car, and it would be a heck of a lot easier using their lift and jacks than doing it in my driveway. Hope they make it.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Apr 1, 2013
"but still some slimeball like Allen and Allen will still try to clean them out"

LOL, slimeball should be plural
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lawyers, job killers
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Apr 1, 2013
A great idea, that's right, Sez You said something positive. I do all my own mechanical work on my vehicles, for two reasons, one it kills me the hourly charges so called mechanic shops charge, and two, if you want it done right, do it yourself. I was burnt twice in the past, never again. I hope the place is a success.
30 plus in the biz

Waynesboro, VA

#5 Apr 1, 2013
wait til all the shade tree mechanics show up to use their tools and do stupid stuff like put a pipe on a ratchet for more leverage tearing up their investment...I hope they have plenty of rules and liability insurance because aholes WILL come in there and abuse the privilege.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#6 Apr 1, 2013
John Teller wrote:
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Yup, I used the auto hobby shop in the military all the time. The government didn't have to worry about getting sued if you dropped a tranny on your head. Hopefully they have liability waiver forms that will keep morons from suing them, but still some slimeball like Allen and Allen will still try to clean them out. I have to change the rear main seal on my car, and it would be a heck of a lot easier using their lift and jacks than doing it in my driveway. Hope they make it.
If you used the hobby shop on base and you got hurt, guess what? You were militarily retired, and were set for life with medical and disability; especially if it was due to lack of or resulting in faulty maintenance. If I have a broken tool, and I know that it's dangerous and it causes you harm, guess who is at blame?
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#7 Apr 1, 2013
huck wrote:
"but still some slimeball like Allen and Allen will still try to clean them out"
LOL, slimeball should be plural
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lawyers, job killers
Or last line defenders.
If a doctor gets all liqoured up and cuts off the wrong leg, should they get a pass? If a company dumps dioxins in a drinking water supply and the rate of childhood cancer goes up 5000%, should they get a pass? With out looking, how much did Susan Liebeck get?(McDonald's hot coffee case) What were her injuries and how many previous reports were there of injuries caused by their coffee?)
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#8 Apr 1, 2013
sez you wrote:
A great idea, that's right, Sez You said something positive. I do all my own mechanical work on my vehicles, for two reasons, one it kills me the hourly charges so called mechanic shops charge, and two, if you want it done right, do it yourself. I was burnt twice in the past, never again. I hope the place is a success.
Sez i just crawled back in my chair after falling in the floor when I saw you post a positive comment lol. I have a group of friends who pool our knowledge and help each other with auto and home repairs. Auto shop rates are outrageous and I am sure we have saved ourselves thousands of dollars
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#9 Apr 1, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Or last line defenders.
If a doctor gets all liqoured up and cuts off the wrong leg, should they get a pass? If a company dumps dioxins in a drinking water supply and the rate of childhood cancer goes up 5000%, should they get a pass? With out looking, how much did Susan Liebeck get?(McDonald's hot coffee case) What were her injuries and how many previous reports were there of injuries caused by their coffee?)
Dude I partially agree with you. There are times when lawyers make a positive difference. Unfortunately so many frivolous lawsuits are pursued it gives the profession a less than gallant appearance. Nothing made me feel better than listening to the judge rake my ex's lawyer over the coals on a case that still makes me look at a Staunton lawyer and wonder how he graduated law school without ever hearing the word integrity
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#11 Apr 1, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
<quoted text>Dude I partially agree with you. There are times when lawyers make a positive difference. Unfortunately so many frivolous lawsuits are pursued it gives the profession a less than gallant appearance. Nothing made me feel better than listening to the judge rake my ex's lawyer over the coals on a case that still makes me look at a Staunton lawyer and wonder how he graduated law school without ever hearing the word integrity
Are there so many, or are the few that make it through exaggerated by special interests? Did you look up Stella Liebeck? She's the standard of frivolous lawsuits, and yet; if you study the case, you'll realize that she ended up on the short end of the stick. Six days in the hospital, third degree burns on 6% of her body that resulted in skin grafts on her genitals? They had received over 700 previous complaints? When a legitimate tort has been committed against you and the money isn't on your side, who are you going to need? If you get a chance, watch "hot coffee." It may be slanted, but it raises some really valid questions, especially in light of citizen's united.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Apr 2, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Or last line defenders.
If a doctor gets all liqoured up and cuts off the wrong leg, should they get a pass? If a company dumps dioxins in a drinking water supply and the rate of childhood cancer goes up 5000%, should they get a pass? With out looking, how much did Susan Liebeck get?(McDonald's hot coffee case) What were her injuries and how many previous reports were there of injuries caused by their coffee?)
I don't have an issue with your examples, but this is a DIY garage. I thought libertarians were all about personal responsibility.

"The costs of tort litigation are staggering, especially for small businesses. The tort liability price tag for small businesses in 2008 was $105.4 billion dollars [1]. While some claims are legitimate, a large percentage are completely without merit. Small businesses that are sued still have to defend themselves, and this defense is often costly to both businesses and consumers.
Small businesses are the target of many frivolous lawsuits because trial lawyers understand that a small business owner is more likely than a large corporation to settle a case rather than litigate."

http://www.nfib.com/advocacy/item...
Dude

Winchester, VA

#13 Apr 2, 2013
huck wrote:
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I don't have an issue with your examples, but this is a DIY garage. I thought libertarians were all about personal responsibility.
"The costs of tort litigation are staggering, especially for small businesses. The tort liability price tag for small businesses in 2008 was $105.4 billion dollars [1]. While some claims are legitimate, a large percentage are completely without merit. Small businesses that are sued still have to defend themselves, and this defense is often costly to both businesses and consumers.
Small businesses are the target of many frivolous lawsuits because trial lawyers understand that a small business owner is more likely than a large corporation to settle a case rather than litigate."
http://www.nfib.com/advocacy/item...
You should do your homework better heh, nfib is a republican lobby that supports comments like Akin's, "legit rape." It's a front, not unlike "Americans/ citizens for tort reform" that is funded by major corporations and the US chamber of commerce. And here I thought you were smart in the was of the world.
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Libertarians are about civil liberties, and if you're going to charge me to use your tools, they had better be in 100% working condition, otherwise you're liable if you knowingly rent me a tool that could incapacitate or kill me. Do you want to circumvent civil liberties with arbitration agreements? That's the road we're heading down. Don't be so gullible. In Saudi Arabia, they perform an eye for an eye... recently a guy accused of paralyzing another is looking at getting paralyzed. Sounds equally fair.
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Apr 2, 2013
It's an interesting concept. The only problem I see is that auto makers are working on making it impossible for people to work on their own cars.
Specialty fastener heads, required software resets/changes, burying normally replaced components in hard to reach places. And it's not just DIY'ers they are trying to stop, it's independent auto shops too. Their ultimate goal is to require you to take the car back to the dealer so you can pay their outrageous prices for every little thing.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Apr 2, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>You should do your homework better heh, nfib is a republican lobby that supports comments like Akin's, "legit rape." It's a front, not unlike "Americans/ citizens for tort reform" that is funded by major corporations and the US chamber of commerce. And here I thought you were smart in the was of the world.
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Libertarians are about civil liberties, and if you're going to charge me to use your tools, they had better be in 100% working condition, otherwise you're liable if you knowingly rent me a tool that could incapacitate or kill me. Do you want to circumvent civil liberties with arbitration agreements? That's the road we're heading down. Don't be so gullible. In Saudi Arabia, they perform an eye for an eye... recently a guy accused of paralyzing another is looking at getting paralyzed. Sounds equally fair.
OK, so frivolous suits don't exist and those figures are wildly inaccurate, but I'm not sure how the auto repair shop could not knowingly rent you a tool that could incapacitate or kill you. There's a lot of leeway in proving whether it was defective or misused.
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Who is heh?
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Apr 2, 2013
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
It's an interesting concept. The only problem I see is that auto makers are working on making it impossible for people to work on their own cars.
Specialty fastener heads, required software resets/changes, burying normally replaced components in hard to reach places. And it's not just DIY'ers they are trying to stop, it's independent auto shops too. Their ultimate goal is to require you to take the car back to the dealer so you can pay their outrageous prices for every little thing.
That along with built obsolesence keeps detroit going. Buy Japanese.
Elizabeth Nisos

Altavista, VA

#17 Apr 2, 2013
Dear Amy and your entire crew. Thank you very much for this report on The Auto Hobby Shop!!! You all did a great job in presenting this new business that will be a great addition to our community. I have witnessed all the details they have been working on to prepare the building and the specifics in order to open. Their years of hard work and of dedication to the fulfillment of this dream is truly inspiring. I am grateful that it is starting here in our Charlottesville. Thanks again.
Dude

Winchester, VA

#18 Apr 2, 2013
huck wrote:
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OK, so frivolous suits don't exist and those figures are wildly inaccurate, but I'm not sure how the auto repair shop could not knowingly rent you a tool that could incapacitate or kill you. There's a lot of leeway in proving whether it was defective or misused.
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Who is heh?
I never posted that frivolous suits don't exist.
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A poster who had comprehension skills.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Apr 2, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I never posted that frivolous suits don't exist.
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A poster who had comprehension skills.
sorry I guess I just took your dismissal 'nfib is a republican lobby' w/o addressing the substance of my quote, as such
Dude

Winchester, VA

#20 Apr 2, 2013
huck wrote:
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sorry I guess I just took your dismissal 'nfib is a republican lobby' w/o addressing the substance of my quote, as such
Because it is a dismissal, look at the source. I would no sooner trust the US trial lawyer association or US Chamber of Commerce for information. Anyone who has graduated high school knows the truth in statistics. It claims that some are legit, but the large majority are frivolous yet are unsubstantiated.
tort reform does not lower medical costs
http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/new-...
What it does is protect the negligent and willfully malicious. I cite Stella Liebeck, again.

Your quote is misleading.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Apr 2, 2013
"Finally, we should embarrass Democrats into stopping their fight against medical-malpractice reform and instead provide safe-harbor defenses for doctors so they donít have to order a CT scan whenever, as one hospital administrator put it, someone in the emergency room says the word head. Trial lawyers who make their bread and butter from civil suits have been the Democratsí biggest financial backer for decades. Republicans are right when they argue that tort reform is overdue. Eliminating the rationale or excuse for all the extra doctor exams, lab tests and use of CT scans and MRIs could cut tens of billions of dollars a year while drastically cutting what hospitals and doctors spend on malpractice insurance and pass along to patients."

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...

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