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#1 Spanner it

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:14 PM


I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Jim 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 wheel alignment 4 post lift, Parts & component washers, bead/sand blaster, etc.

Everything you need to do virtually any job, including jobs such as
 Servicing
 Brakes – Pads, Shoes, Discs, Drums etc
 Pre MOT checks
 Valeting
 Engine changes
 Clutches

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1. General overview of the workshop

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2. 4 wheel alignment 4 post lift.

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

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3. Motorbike Bay

In fact, Spanner it is for anyone, male or female, young or old, who wants to work on their own vehicles without large mechanics bills.

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…………

If you have any questions or wish further information, please feel free to contact me.

I look forwards to seeing you….

(Mods, if this is in the wrong place, my apologies, please move to the right area)

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#2 calmcdermott


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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:54 PM

What an absolutely brilliant business idea! I shall be using this as its better than using my dad's old tools in his mucky barn.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:12 AM

you should ask permission to post trade posts

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:54 PM


#5 Spanner it

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:52 AM

Thanks for the welcome.

Hope to see some of you soon.

Have a nice weekend. B)

#6 johnH


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Posted 24 October 2010 - 06:27 AM

hi and welcome, this seems a good idea...im from darlo myself so i may pay a visit at some point and use this service...wish i knew about it when i had my peugeot, could of fixed that faulty oil level sensor and abs sensors.

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