Store: Car Mechanic
Rim Jobs and Semi Broken are Car Mechanic Stores in the Saints Row series.
For Customization info, see Vehicle Customization
These stores are open 24/7, and the garage door opens at any time, but when entering on foot the door must be kicked open at night. No alarm sounds for kicking the door in, and unlike other stores, no Notoriety is given for entering via the back door.
Having Police or Gang notoriety prevents vehicles from being modified, but the repair function is available at any time.
In Saints Row, the only Car Mechanic is Rim Jobs, although others are referenced in a radio ad.
In Saints Row, the sign above the Rim Jobs garage door lists the following services:
- All Mechanical Repairs
- Collision Repair
- Tuning and Modification
- Power Accessories
- Exhaust Systems
Saints Row 2Edit
Everything is the same price at both stores, and there are no extra options.
Saints Row: The ThirdEdit
In Saints Row: The Third, vehicles may be customized directly from the Garage menu at Cribs, as well as at Rim Jobs locations. There is no Large Vehicle Garage, but all vehicles may be stored at Crib Garages.
Saints Row IVEdit
Some stores are in the same location in Saints Row and Saints Row 2, but the name of the neighborhood has changed. Unless otherwise noted, each store exists in both games.
- Arena - Ultor Dome
- Barrio - Cecil Park
- Chinatown - Chinatown (Saints Row) / Little Shanghai (Saints Row 2)
- Truck Yard - Copperton (Saints Row only)
- Docks & Warehouses - Stoughton (Saints Row)
- Factories - Black Bottom (Saints Row 2)
- Nuclear Power Plant - Stilwater Nuclear (Saints Row 2 only)
- Saint's Row - Harrowgate
- Suburbs - Huntersfield (Saints Row only)
- Suburbs - Tidal Spring (Saints Row) / Misty Lane (Saints Row 2)
In Saints Row, Vehicles defined as "Large" cannot be modified or stored in a Garage. In Saints Row 2, Large Vehicles can only be modified at Semi Broken, and do not appear in the Garage list at Rim Jobs, but are available at Crib Garages.
While some large vehicles, such as the DonoVan, do have a full range of Body Mods available, most of these large vehicles have very few customization options, limited to Performance, Wheels and Paints.
Some vehicles are classed as "Large".
- In Saints Row, they can not be stored at all, and cannot be modified.
- In Saints Row 2 they can be stored, but can only be modified at Semi Broken.
- In Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV they can be stored and modified anywhere, but are still classed as Large.
|Saints Row||Saints Row 2||Saints Row: The Third|
|Stilwater Municipal / Steelport Municipal|
|DonoVan / Warrant|
|Longhauler / Mix Master|
- Rim Job is a double entendre, referring to both wheel rims on a car and a sexual act.
- In Saints Row, after entering the store on foot but leaving without retrieving a car, the mechanic says "Maybe you will have better luck at a dealer", hinting that Foreign Power sells vehicles.
- In Saints Row 2, each Rim Jobs store can be bought for $5,000 after owning the hood it is in.
- Upon entry with a weapon equipped, the clerk sometimes says "No weapons in Rusty's Needle", demonstrated that the same clerk is used in both stores.
- When entering Semi Broken, The Protagonist always kick the door when opening it. The reason behind this is unknown.
- Semi Broken has two garage doors. After customization, the vehicle faces the rear door, unlike Rim Jobs, which faces vehicles towards the front.
- When owning Semi Broken, there is a 20% discount instead of the standard 10%. After completing all the Chop Shop lists, there is a 75% discount on all vehicles customizations, which combined makes a 95% discount.
- A radio advert in Saints Row: The Third says "Rim Jobs: It only sounds weird until you try it!"
- In Saints Row: The Third when playing in language other than English, during customizing a non-customizable vehicle, the names of colours are always in English.
- There is a sign that says "ALL VEHICLE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AND SEIZURE, GUARDS CARRY FULLY AUTOMATIC SUB-MACHINE-GUNS. PLEASE SMILE!"[game?]
- Samson's Garage featured in "...To Kingdom Come" resembles a Rim Jobs both inside and out.
- To retrieve a vehicle without repairing it in Saints Row 2, view a vehicle which does not need to be repaired, then quickly switch to the damaged vehicle and select it. If the damaged vehicle is selected before the first one disappears, the repair cost is not loaded, and the vehicle can be retrieved for free. This also works the other way around, causing there to be a repair prompt for undamaged vehicles.
- In Saints Row IV, the Rim Jobs door opens when a tank approaches, even if the vehicles does not physically fit within the doors.
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