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About Us

Versatility

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We offer a 10,000 lb lift for most cars and SUVs as well as a 12,000 lb lift for pickups and many work trucks. 


Most tools required are included in your rental. Including air tools and hand tools.

Convenience

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It is your choice to start a job if you feel you can get it completed. We offer the convenience of having a licensed mechanic on-site to complete, give advice or assist in completing the job if you get stuck.


We also offer free Wi-Fi for when a YouTube video is worth a thousand words.


 We have done our best to create a safe, clean DIY environment filled with many of the tools needed to work on all types of vehicles in one convenient location.  

Savings

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 Don’t let the dealership or neighborhood repair shop hammer you for $100+ dollars an hour. Come do it yourself in our garage at very affordable rates and save yourself some serious coin.  Cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATV’s, racing lawnmowers, scooters, go karts – bring it. 

We Are Here For You

 Don’t have a garage? Not allowed to work on your vehicle in your apartment complex parking lot?  Landlord says ‘No Way’ to the driveway? That’s why we’re here. Do it yourself. You know you can. 


This is also going to be a learning curve for us. Seeing how there is no other DIY Garage in Ottawa, we don't know what the demand will be. And until we do, we can't invest in absolutely everything. We plan to buy specialty tools as they are needed. As you can see from the gallery above, we have simple tools. It is important you let us know what you are doing and what you may need. We are willing to purchase specialty tools for you, but those tools will also be rented out at an extra cost of a few dollars for your visit. Specialty tools, once we have them, will otherwise be at no charge if our mechanic has to use them to help you complete your job.

Price List



NO CHARGE outdoor overnight parking (fenced) if working on your car again the following day. CHARGE OF $20 / NIGHT IF LEFT INSIDE. *to be paid either at time of booking by credit card or in person

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION

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So, you know what you want. Now what? Simple.

To rent a lift or a bay, simply give us a call.


We will do our best to ensure there is a bay ready and waiting for you at the time you request. However – due to the nature of automobile maintenance and do it yourself repairs, once wrenching begins, there’s no telling how long a particular repair or modification may take. Therefore, there’s no way to logistically block out a unit of time and assume the task will take as long as is counted on.​


What this means is this: we don’t want to rush our customers into trying to get out of a bay because someone has it reserved behind them and we don’t want to put off customers who may have reserved a bay later in the day only to be pushed back because a repair went awry earlier and caused an overrun in the length of time to finish.  All car enthusiasts know things go right and things go wrong. Sometimes things go VERY wrong and all that we ask for is some understanding when that happens and know that we’ll do our best to get you in as soon as we can. 

RULES, FAQs and OTHER STUFF

RULES

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  • Limited to 2 people per service bay
  • Must be 18-years or older to rent a service bay
  • Must be 12-years or older and with an accompanying guardian
  • Alcohol is not allowed in service bay
  • No running and or horse playing
  • All spills must be cleaned up immediately
  • No profanity
  • Proper footwear that covers and protects the entire foot
  • Protective eyewear (provided

FAQs

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  • Q: CAN I BRING MY OWN PARTS?
  • A: You MUST bring your own parts. We do not currently sell parts or have a supplier for parts. If you do not have the parts to finish the job, you will have to arrange a way to go get them. We will work to get this resolved based on demand by either working with a supplier or having a loaner car available for you to get parts.
  • Q: CAN I BRING MY OWN TOOLS?
  • A: Absolutely.  Feel free to bring them but please note, bringing your own tool does not lower the rental rate.
  • Q: WHAT IF I CAN’T FINISH IN ONE DAY?
  • A: You can leave your car inside for a $20.00 fee per night or you can roll it outside to the parking lot for free.
  • Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO RENT A BAY?
  • A: You must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and provide proof of current insurance for the vehicle you are repairing in our facility.  
  • Q: WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
  • A: We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard . 

RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE

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DIY Garage Ottawa reserves the right to refuse service or terminate bay / lift rental immediately. This will mainly happen when someone is not following the facility's rules and regulations or is incapable of safely completing the job for whatever reason. DIY Garage Ottawa reserves the right to refuse service for any reason we deem necessary.When we find it necessary to terminate services of any individual and/or remove an individual from the premises, the person will have to leave DIY Garage Ottawa premises immediately upon being notified (regardless of how far they are into their repair project) and is responsible for all charges incurred up until the time of termination. DIY Garage Ottawa hopes it will never be necessary to take such actions, but it is important to manage our facility in a safe and healthy environment. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this policy. 

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

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 To help you stay safe, there will be some paperwork and training on your first visit so please allow extra time to take care of that. We do require everyone in your group to sign a customer agreement and liability waiver before you can enter the garage.  We strongly urge you to show up at least 15-20 minutes before your scheduled rental. Since we start the clock on your rental at the start of your scheduled time, we would hate to have you spending it signing papers. We keep your paper work on file so at future visits you can just check in and get working on your car quickly and efficiently! 

Contact Us / reservations

Reservations

To rent a lift or a bay is simple. Simply call Norm during business hours or during the day at the number below. If he cannot answer, try again after a few minutes. 


Please be prepared to provide information on what you plan to do on your vehicle, year, make and model. 


NOTE: You MUST provide proof of insurance before your vehicle can enter the shop. Vehicle MUST be under your name or owner must be present to perform any repairs yourself. 

DIY Garage Ottawa

2678 Mac St, Ottawa, Ontario K1V-8V1, Canada

1-343-999-DIYG (3494)

Hours

Open today

09:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.

Please call Norm at 343-999-3494

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