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Discuss the Tag:shop=car page here:

Relation to shop=car_repair

We have shop=car_repair too.

When should you use that as opposed to shop=car service=repair ? Need to clarify

-- Harry Wood 11:35, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

From my knowledge there is a difference, but I don't know if my english is good enough to explain it. The fact is, that if i need to do a vehicle check (maybe i should say overhauling?) or to fix problems such as an electronic failure I go to a certain shop/workshop (shop=car + service=repair), but if i crash my car and i want to repair it I have to go to another workshop (shop=car_repair). --Gwilbor 19:18, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I think that we should just add the specific service value, something like service=body_repair (I don't know if "body repair" is the proper word for the repair of crashed car, maybe some english speaker could point out the most appropriate term?) and get rid of the confusing shop=car_repair.--Kaitu 23:10, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Well looking at it now, there's actually more uses of shop=car_repair (34 618) than shop=car (31 631).
The descriptions within the Key:Shop listing table has no mention of 'repair' for shop=car tag, so this is making a clear distinction within those brief descriptions. Also here lower down the page it explains "Note for a shop focused on car repair (usually independent of a specific car brand) use shop=car_repair." So this all suggests that the description at the top of this page should be modified to say that this tag is for shops which are primarily selling cars. They may offer repair services on the side (service=repair), meanwhile a shop=car_repair would be primarily a garage repairing cars.
That would be consistent, but it would be a little bit conflicting with the way some mappers (myself included probably) have been using the tag, (using only shop=car for everything). Even so I think it's a good change.
-- Harry Wood 20:10, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

shop=car + service=rental

As to unify all car-related subjects into one main key I propose shop=car + service=rental instead of amenity=car_rental . --E-Malte 16:00, 11 December 2009 (UTC) --- Yod4z 11:47, 24 December 2011 (UTC) I vote for this for a shop that rent car but for community rental (used in Paris, France) i use amenity=car_rental

shop=car + service=electrical

I noted that there's no tag for a car electrical repairs shop. So I added the "electrical" as a possible value for the key "service". --Gwilbor 19:07, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

What does this mean? Is it repair shop for electrical cars (electromobiles like Tesla) or repair of electroinstallations in a normal car? Chrabros (talk) 12:18, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

More values for service key

Where I live we have car service shops specialized only on a particular repair and fitting, like: muffler replacement, windows replacement, car audio installation, routine maintenance (simple operations including for example brakes, oil and filters, and shock absorber replacement). Should we add appropriate values for the "service" key? --Kaitu 23:39, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

"service" key name clash

Please note that the key service=* is already being used to add details about highway=service roads. --Head 16:50, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Service is not versatile enough

It's better to use multiple keys, as f.e. some services may be limited in ways (like having different opening hours). And the service tag is also clashing with the specification of highway=service.

Note that these can be used with any shop type, and generally are related to the type a shop sells. F.e. shop=computer and repair=yes means the shop also repairs computers.

  • repair=yes/no/... If the shop also repairs goods (of the same category as the sold goods of course)
  • second_hand=yes/no/... If the shop also sells second hand goods of that category
  • rental=yes/no/... If the shop also has a rental service
  • accessories=yes/no/... If the shop sells accessories (like motorcycle clothing for a motorcycle shop)
  • parts=yes/no/... If the shops sells parts related to the selling goods (like hard drives for a computer shop) .

Separate opening times can be given by using the conditional syntax when it differs from the regular opening hours. E.g. repair=yes @ (Mo-Fr 8:00-17:00).

This will lead to a better standardisation amongst shops, so data users have an easier job.

Note that we should probably also have something to point out a shop sells new stuff. It's possible a shop only repairs stuff, and sells second_hand stuff, but no new stuff. This makes choosing between the different shop possibilities (or even using second_hand=only) rather impossible. A key like first_hand=no could be used to explicitly tell that no new stuff is sold. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanderd17 (talkcontribs) 2014-09-22 09:11

For rental, there is amenity=car_rental. --Jgpacker (talk) 11:38, 22 September 2014 (UTC)