Auto Skills Center

The Automotive Skills Center (ASC), located just inside the east gate beside the HSM-51 hanger bay, can help you save big bucks on vehicle repairs and maintenance. It provides tools for performing common car maintenance and repair work, and knowledgeable staff members are available for guidance and teaching. The ASC offers FREE, monthly "How-to" maintenance classes (on changing oil, rotating tires, installing snow chains, and vehicle inspections) throughout the year. 

If you have any personal equipment you need to keep high and dry while you're between projects, the ASC has storage areas and sheds available for rent. You can also dispose of car batteries and junk your car for free (minus any unpaid vehicle taxes and deregistration fees). Patrons must be at least 16-years old to use the facility without adult supervision; patrons under 11-years old are not allowed access to the facility. A passing grade on a short, basic safety knowledge test is required to use any equipment.

Fees & Prices

  • Battery charger: $5 per day
  • Storage shed: $25 per month
  • Parts storage: $15 per month
  • Engine stand: $3 per day
  • Outdoor vehicle storage: $5 per month (daily charge for a maximum of 20 days, or $100 per month)
  • Work bay without lift: $2 per hour
  • Work bay with lift: $3 per hour
  • Work bay outside: $2 per hour
  • Steam cleaner: $5 per 30 minutes
  • Car wash & vacuum: $3 per vehicle
  • Tire balancing with weights: $5 per tire
  • Tire changer: $2 per hour
  • Hydraulic spring compressor: $2 per spring
  • Brake lathe: $6 per drum
  • Brake lathe: $6 per rotor