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Spanner it - DIY Garage

Postby Spanner it » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:28 pm


I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Sharron and being an avid car and motorbike enthusiast I have always been looking for somewhere to allow me to work on my cars in pleasant, clean, dry environment. Today's homes rarely have suitable garages mine is no exception. So I decided to set up a dedicated workshop to allow anyone to be able to work on their vehicles when ever they want to, providing the tools and equipment you wished you had at home but don't have the space for, or can't justify the cost for that one off job.

Spanner it is the North East's first DIY Self Service garage based in Darlington and is open to anyone with the basic knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm to work on and maintain their own vehicle but don't have the necessary space or tools or the wish to pay ever increasing mechanics bills.

Spanner it is equipped to a professional garage standard with the tools you need, a 4 post lift, Parts & component washers, bead/sand blaster, etc.

Everything you need to do virtually any job, including jobs such as….
Brakes Pads, Shoes, Discs, Drums etc
Pre MOT checks
Engine changes

…. to name but a few.

1. General overview of the workshop


2. 4 post lift.


Not just for cars, Spanner it is fully setup for motorbikes as well, providing a dedicated motorbike lift and space.

3. Motorbike Bay


In fact, Spanner it is for anyone, male or female, young or old, who wants to work on their own vehicles saving money on large mechanics bills and parts.

With this in mind I'd like to invite you all to Spanner it for coffee, a look around, a chat, no strings. All are welcome, regardless of vehicle make, model, type, style, colour…………

We would like to offer all forum member a discount on bay rental, have specials rates for the forum if you want to book the garage as a group for a day and you are more than welcome to use us as a free meeting venue if needed.

If you have any questions or wish further information, please feel free to contact me on 01325 466553 or visit at the website or on Facebook

I look forwards to seeing you
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Re: Spanner it - DIY Garage

Postby Spanner it » Thu May 03, 2012 1:32 pm

Why doing the work yourself will save you ££££

Spanner it can now offer you up to 20% savings (depending on vehicle) on the costs of parts…. That’s some of the cheapest in town…

To change Front Brake Discs and Pads on Audi A2
Local National Chain for fitters quoted £213 and would need the car for an afternoon
Do it yourself at Spanner it
Price for Front Brake Discs and Pads £77
1 hour bay time at Spanner it £20
Total cost £97
Saving £116 (45.5%)

Some examples of savings on parts we have been able to make recently for customers

Service Kit for Corsa including Oil, Oil Filter, Air Filter, Fuel Filter and Plugs
Motor Factors over the counter price £66
Spanner it price £53
Saving £13 (19.6%)

Front Brake Discs and Pads for Astra
Motor Factors over the counter price £87
Spanner it price £66
Saving £21 (24.1%)

Full exhaust system including cat for Peugeot 106
Motor Factors over the counter price £184
Spanner it price £151
Saving £33 (17.9%)

If you need anything please give us a call (01325 466553) and we will try and find the best price for you.

Parts can be pre-ordered and are usually delivered the same day and if you order parts and book a work bay at the same time we will give you an extra 10% discount on your bay hire costs, so you can save even more by doing it yourself….
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