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Automotive Skills Center

Automotive Skills Self-Help Center

By appointment only.  Bay Fee $8 per hour, every other bay available with safety protocols in place.  Face masks required. 

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about your car!

The Automotive Skills Self-Help Center in Building 1431 affords you the opportunity to learn new skills and have access to the proper equipment in order to do minor repairs on your own car.

If you like working on your car, we have bays available to perform your own maintenance, classes to teach you how, and a car wash outside to keep your car looking great.

Open for all Fort Detrick personnel and their family members.

Car Wash


Open 24/7

Self-service car wash, coin operated, features soap wash, cherry wax, rinse, tire cleaner, foam brush and vacuum cleaners.

GSA Fleet Maintenance & Full Service Auto Repair

Save money and time by bringing your vehicles to the Family & MWR Auto Skills Center. Now an authorized GSA fleet maintainer and full service Auto Center. Free estimates.

Oil Change:

Full service oil change prices are for 5 quarts of oil - additional charges apply for vehicles requiring more oil.

3,000 Mile Oil Change - House brand oil & filter plus 23 point inspection $40.00
5,000 Mile Oil Change - Full synthetic oil & filter plus 23 point inspection $65.00
Diesel Oil Change - Up to 4 gallons & filter plus 23 point inspection $95.00




Other Rates & Services:

Shop Labor Rate (Per hour, parts not included)

$78 per hr.

23 Point Vehicle Inspection $25.00
Troubleshooting (Per hour) $78.00
Coolant Flush (Up to 2 gallons) $60.00
Coolant Leak Check $15.00
Front Brakes (Parts not included) $78.00/hr.
Rear Disk Brakes (Parts not included) $78.00/hr.
Rear Drum Brakes (Parts not included) $156.00
Battery & Alternator Check $15.00
Transmission Service (Parts not included) $78.00
Tire Rotation By Staff (4 tires) $20.00
Tire Mounting By Staff (Each) $7.00
Tire Balance By Staff (Each) $14.00
Tire Mount & Balance (4 tires) $110.00
Tire Disposal Fee $2.00

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