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GTA Online Auto Shop: Best Location To Buy & Is It Worth It?

Are you in the market to buy an Auto Shop in GTA Online? Learn everything about this new property, including which Auto Shop location is the best to buy.
GTA Online Auto Shop: Best Location To Buy & Is It Worth It?

The Los Santos Tuners update in GTA Online introduced a new property type: Auto Shops. Similarly to other properties like the Weed Farm, Auto Shops offer new opportunities for players to expand their criminal empire. However, many players want to know what is the best Auto Shop location in GTA Online. And more importantly: Is it worth it?

From vehicle repair to customization, owning an Auto Shop allows you to run a legitimate business front while also serving as a hub for jobs offered by KDJ and Sessanta. So, if you've just started exploring the vast world of GTA 5 or are considering adding an Auto Shop to your properties, this guide will help you determine the best Auto Shop to buy in GTA Online.

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How To Buy An Auto Shop In GTA Online

To purchase an Auto Shop, visit the Maze Bank Foreclosures website via an in-game phone or computer. Once on the site, look for the section showcasing Auto Shops. You'll see a map with five Auto Shop locations available for purchase.

Click on the location you prefer, and you'll see the purchase price and additional customization options, such as the style of your shop, adding a living quarter, or hiring staff. Keep in mind these add-ons come with additional costs.

Once you're satisfied with your selection, confirm your purchase. Now, you're the proud owner of a new Auto Shop.

GTA Online Auto Shop: Locations & Prices

There are five different Auto Shops available for purchase in GTA Online. Each location comes with a unique price tag. You learn more about each of the properties in the table below.

Location Description Price Image
Mission Row We recommend investing in personal quarters to avoid the commute through your “characterful” neighborhood. Law-abiding business owners will be pleased to know the police station is within screaming distance. You are law-abiding, right? $1,670,000 AutoShop-GTAO-MissionRow
Strawberry “Charming, for Strawberry,” “seared into my memory,” and “I’m physically stunned” are just some of the phrases that appeared on the Flint Autos property evaluation. $1,705,000 AutoShop-GTAO-Strawberry
Rancho It’s not central, it’s not safe, and it’s not sanitary. But it’s the closest mod shop to the LSCM in all of San Andreas. If you’re looking to set up shop next to your target demographic, this right here is your stop. $1,750,000 AutoShop-GTAO-Rancho
Burton With good connections to the main roads nearby, this little auto shop packs a lot of potential. It also just happens to be in one of the state’s trendiest commercial centers, not that you will have any views of the outside world. Trust us, it’s better that way. $1,830,000 AutoShop-GTAO-Burton
La Mesa This property boasts immediate access to the highway, which is ideal for desperate drivers with damaged cars who seek shelter from the chaos of La Mesa, or desperate drivers with damaged cars who are responsible for the chaos in La Mesa. $1,920,000 AutoShop-GTAO-LaMesa

Before deciding which Auto Shop to buy, consider the locations of your other properties in GTA Online. Having properties close together can often provide convenience and efficiency, particularly when traveling between locations for missions.

What Is The Best Auto Shop Location In GTA Online?

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Although all Auto Shops in GTA Online offer the same access to contracts and Exotic Exports, certain locations may offer advantages over others. Taking mission locations into account, we recommend the Burton Auto Shop. This location is ideally situated for most missions, allowing you to complete tasks more swiftly due to the shorter distances between them.

Does Auto Shop Location Matter In GTA Online?

Technically, no. All Auto Shop properties offer the same benefits, regardless of their location. However, considering factors like proximity to other properties and mission locations can affect the efficiency of your gameplay. That said, we believe Burton offers the best balance, making it the best Auto Shop location to buy in GTA Online.

Is Owning An Auto Shop In GTA Online Worth It?

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Yes, owning an Auto Shop can be profitable. It provides a consistent income stream through customizing and delivering cars and offers access to exclusive contracts and Exotic Exports regardless of location.

It also serves as a hub for new jobs offered by KDJ and Sessanta. However, remember there's a standard daily fee of $250 for owning an Auto Shop, so it's essential to actively engage in its offered opportunities to ensure a good return on your investment.

And that's everything to know about Auto Shops in GTA Online. Armed with this guide, you can truly maximize the benefits of Auto Shops in the game. This guide was originally written by Daniel Borjas and subsequently reworked by Chadley Kemp.  

GTA Online Auto Shop: Best Location To Buy & Is It Worth It? FAQ

How do I buy an Auto Shop in GTA Online?

To purchase an Auto Shop, visit the Maze Bank Foreclosures website in GTA Online, choose from the available locations, and confirm your purchase.

What is the best Auto Shop location in GTA Online?

Considering mission locations, we recommend the Burton Auto Shop as the best location due to its proximity to missions, allowing for quicker completion.

Is owning an Auto Shop in GTA Online worth it?

Yes, owning an Auto Shop can be profitable as it provides a consistent income stream through car customization and delivery. It also offers exclusive contracts and jobs, but remember to actively engage to ensure a good return on investment.


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