Auto Skills 485-6344
Tues-Fri 1 p.m.-9 p.m.,
Sat & Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and US Holidays
Training Holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Winter hours of operation for Auto Parts Yard
485-6684, Tues-Sat 10 p.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sun & Mon and US Holidays.
Summer hours operation for Auto Parts Yard
Winter hours end in April and summer hours start in April
Noon-8 p.m. Tues. – Fri.
Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
IMCOM Training Holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed US Holidays
Auto Parts Yard
Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 8 p.m.
Saturdays and training holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on U.S. Holidays. For more information,
Building 8438, mil 485-6344 or civ 06783-6-6344.
Auto Skills Center
A place where the soldiers and their families can maintain their vehicles. Provides assistance with services such as oil changes, tune ups, tire changes, vehicle diagnostics, auto detailing (for shipping if needed), instruction of automotive repair. All tools provided. Open to all ID card holders. Bay fee - $6 per hour w/ lift. (06783) 6-6344 or DSN 485-6344
Auto Detailing service
Great for getting your car ready for PCS move. Come by to schedule an appointment and inquire about fees.
Auto Skills Center Offers Vacation Maintenance Basics
Bring your car into the Auto Skills Center on Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. to become familiar with maintenance, service procedures and intervals, as well as how to jump start or change a flat. Call for appointments of groups of four or more so that the Auto Skills Center may tailor the class to your group. For more information, come by the Auto Skills Center in Building 8438 or call at mil 485-6344 or civ 06783-6-6344.
Fall Vehicle Safety Inspection
Get ready for Winter Come by the Auto Skills Center every Wednesday in September @ 1400 to have our staff perform a safety inspection on your POV. Bring along your owners manual and vehicle registration. Call in advance to make your free appointment.
Page Updated: 25 April 2012
Auto Skills Center gets a “Lift”
By Alice Verberne
Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing
Family and MWR Auto Skills Center added new lifts and other handy gadgets to improve their facility. The upgrades are part of a $160,000 Capital Purchase Minor Construction (CPMC) project that includes new tool boxes, diagnostic machines, lifts and equipment to balance and mount tires. In addition, a new air compressor was also purchased with yet other CPMC money. The improvements enhance safety and update machinery to better protect and serve the customer.
The best deal in town
“Improvements to the Auto Skills Center means added support that directly affects the readiness of Soldiers and families in the community,” says Greg Galloway, Director of Family and MWR in USAG Baumholder. Galloway adds that Soldiers purchase used parts from the Family and MWR Strip Lot located just up the hill from the Auto Skills Center to repair their vehicles at bargain-basement prices.
Specialized equipment for two-wheels
The Auto Skills Shop also added a completely new feature; a specialty lift for motorcycles. The lift is rated to handle bikes with a maximum weight of about 1,355 lbs.; a standard that should handle most motorcycles.
Back to basics, basic tools for basic needs
Another very handy feature that customers are bound to enjoy are the new toolboxes located at each bay containing basic metric sockets, wrenches and screw drivers. They will be inventoried before and after checkout, and patrons will be responsible for the contents and liable for loss.
Tech-speak and codes just got easier
The Auto Skills Center also has a new state-of-the-art diagnostic scan tool available for patrons to use. A diagnostic machine isolates electronic problems typically associated with on-board computers. The equipment works on most European and U.S. domestic-specification vehicles. The new machine will read information for automobiles built up to present date. It will help users isolate which parts need to be replaced and reports the code associated with the part to streamline ordering.
Out with the old and in with the new
“The old car lifts weren’t rated to handle heavier vehicles such as Hummers and SUVs. The new ones can handle four metric tons, which will easily cover the new requirements,” says Bob Martin, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Auto Skills Supervisor in Baumholder. Martin also says that adding the new lifts utilizes 100% of the space available. He surmises that the new capacity will reduce wait time so patrons will be served more expediently. Martin invites customers to visit the Auto Skills Shop to check out the new gear. The garage is located in bldg 8438 on Smith Barracks. The Auto Skills Shop staff may be reached at 485-6334(civ. 06783-6-6334) and the Auto Parts Lot telephone number is 485-6684 (civ. 06783-6-6684).
Winter Vehicle Safety Inspection
Save your hard earned cash by performing your own car repair. Come by the Auto Skills Center every Wed. at 2 p.m. this winter to have the auto skills staff assist you in inspecting your vehicle for winter. Inspection covers: Coolant, tires, wipers, lights, exhaust, etc. Please bring your owner’s manual and vehicle registration.
Shop orientation class
Learn how to acquire a bay, obtain tools, operate car lifts and find the locations of hazardous waste receptacle. This class is offered by appointment, so call us today to set up a time.
Need parts for your vehicle?
Come to the Auto Parts Yard for winter tires, snow chains, first aid kits, winter triangles, windshields, fenders, radios and more. The Auto Parts Yard is open in the winter from Tues-Sat (and training holidays) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. They are closed Sun., Mon. and U.S. holidays.
Need a used Car?
Come to the Auto Parts Yard to put in a sealed bid or cash and carry automobile. Customers must have a valid USAEUR driver’s license and be a U.S. ID card holder. The vehicle must be registered with USAEUR prior to removal from the auto lot.