Automotive Skills Center & Hobby Shop

Automotive Skills Center

Hours of Operation

Monday7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
U.S. Federal HolidaysClosed

Hobby Shop

Hours of Operation

Monday7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday9 a.m.-3 p.m.
SundayClosed
U.S. Federal HolidaysClosed

The last car will be authorized to enter the Hobby Shop one hour prior to closing; otherwise, the facility will close at this time.

Thank you for understanding and please plan accordingly.

Contact Us

15th Street
Bldg. 250

Tel: (717) 770-5701

Email Us

Auto Center Services Brochure Cover

Click the image above to see our Automotive Skills Center Brochure (PDF).

Automotive Skills Center & Hobby Shop

Family and MWR’s Automotive Skills Program provides you with a modern working environment complete with individual work bays, state-of-the-art mechanical tools and a team of qualified and trained staff ready to help.

The Automotive Skills Center Hobby Shop is your resource for maintaining your vehicle, making minor and major repairs or restoring that classic in the garage. Customers are eligible to utilize the work bays, tools, machinery and diagnostic equipment free of charge.

Replacement parts are available for purchase on-site and we offer various computer systems available to access vehicle-specific diagrams and how-to-information online. We boast our affordability, tax-free services, and competitive pricing in comparison to off-post service garages.

The Automotive Skills Program is accessible to all eligible patrons, regardless of skill level or training (see Eligibility below). Customers unfamiliar with vehicle repair may request an appointment to have a one-on-one training or take a class taught by certified mechanics. Vehicle enthusiasts and car hobbyists have access to complex equipment for making major repairs such as overhauling an engine.

Automotive Skills Center Services & Pricing

We offer a full range of services to include state inspections and emissions testing, oil changes, brakes, exhausts system, alignments, and tire replacement and balancing.  We also have bulbs, wipers, and batteries for sale. 

We do not charge sales tax or fees for tire or oil disposal.

Labor $60.00 per hour
Oil Change with filter and up to 5 quarts of oil Starting at $36.50
Tires Call for pricing
Tire Repair $14.00 per tire
Tire Rotation $15.00
Tire Mount and Balance $14.00 each or 4 for $47.95
Tire Rotation and Balance $24.95
Brake Services Call for pricing
Coolant Flush $99.95
Transmission Flush $169.95
A/C Service $39.95
Alignment Starting at $89.95
State Inspection $25.00
Emissions Test $40.00

For more information, check out the Automotive Skills Center Services Brochure (pdf)

Hobby Shop

If you love to work on your own car and save money, this is the place for you. Co-located with the Automotive Skills Center it has a lift and limited tools available.

Family and MWR’s Automotive Skills Program offers a modern working environment complete with individual work bays, state-of-the-art mechanical tools and a team of qualified and trained staff ready to help. 

  • Work bays
  • Tools
  • Machinery and diagnostic equipment

The Automotive Skills Program is accessible to everyone, regardless of skill level or training.

Eligibility

We are open to Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, active duty military, retirees, their spouses and children under 23 years of age are eligible to attend or participate in Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) activities and events. Appropriate military identification cards are required.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What forms of payment are accepted?

The Automotive Skills Center accepts the following forms of payments: Credit Card, Debit Card, and Cash.

2. What age do my children need to be to work in the bay area with me?

Children need to be at least 14 years old and accompanied by an adult. No children under the age of 14 are permitted in the Automotive Skills Center.

3. Do I need to show proof of ownership before signing my vehicle into the shop?

Yes, a valid Vehicle Registration is required. All vehicles must be registered in your name or you must have an issued power of attorney.

4. Can I perform fuel maintenance?

Yes, the Automotive Skills Center has the capability for fuel maintenance, but not all vehicles will comply.

5. At what time does Hobby Shop stop taking customers?

The last car will be authorized to enter the Hobby Shop one hour prior to the posted closing time; otherwise, the facility will close at this time. Thank you for cooperation and understanding.

6. What are the prices for each service?

General prices are listed within the Services drop-down menu above. Please know, these prices may vary based on services utilized. Call us for additional information at (717) 770-5701.

7. How can I make an appointment/reservation?

The Automotive Skills Center only accepts appointments Monday through Friday during normal hours of operation. If you are interested in making an appointment, please stop by at the Automotive Skills Center or call (717) 770-5701.

8. To what extent will the staff assist me with my car repair in the Hobby Shop?

Our friendly staff is available to provide guidance and pointers; however, hands-on assistance by staff is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff will only assist where they are competent and comfortable. If staff assistance is needed, a service fee may be charged based on the circumstance.