An official army family and MWR Site

Auto Skills at McChord has expanded hours to Thursday-Sunday. Reservations are recommended 253-982-7226; however, walk-in spaces are welcome on a space-available basis. All bays are now open.

Auto Skills Center McChord Field

All customers must have military I.D. No new customers will be signed in one hour before closing. All work will end and clean-up will occur 30 minutes prior to closing. Shirt and closed-toe shoes are required to work in shop area. Children under age 13 are not allowed in the shop area.
A coin-operated, 24/7 self-serve car wash is located next door.

Our facilities:

  • 11 work stations
  • Engine hoists
  • Parts cleaning station
  • Welding booth
  • Bead blasting cabinet
  • Battery chargers
  • Tire mounting and balancing
  • Oil changing canisters
  • Hand tools.
  • Receptacles for used oil and antifreeze

 

Special Services

Free 16-point Maintenance Inspection for deployed spouses
Deployed Spouses can bring in copy of orders to get a free vehicle inspection. The inspection service is free but does not include the cost of any parts or supplies. Call for an appointment.

Buying a used car? Lemon-Aid
We'll do a safety inspection and assess the vehicle’s condition before you buy. Fee: $35. Call for appointment.

Complete Engine Diagnostic
Call for an appointment.


Classes and Instruction

Lube and Oil Change Class – Learn to change the oil and lube your vehicle. 1 session. $25 plus the cost of supplies.

Car Check-up – Learn to do a standard preventive check-up and protect yourself from unnecessary expenses. Call for an appointment.

Price List
Service/Equipment Price
Lift Bay (Hourly) $16
Flat Bay (Hourly) $12
Vehicle Storage (Holding Lot, Daily) $4
Blasting Cabinet (Hourly) $12
Battery Charger (Portable and Stationary) $12
Resurface Drum/Disk Rotors (Per Item) $20
Welding (Mig) $35
Tire Mount and Balance (Per Tire) you do it $6
Tire Balance (Per Tire) you do it $20
Tire Mount and Balance  (Per Tire) We do it $25-$30
Tire Disposal Fee (Per Tire) $5
   
Service/Equipment Price
Solvent Tank $3/Hour
Transmission Jack $2.00 per use 
Plasma Cutting $5 per cut
Press $5 per item 
Spring Compressor  $5 per spring 
Lubrication Fee (Lube Gun) $2.00 per use
Tire Monitor Pressure System  Reset $10 per tire
Air Conditioning Recharge $115
includes machine + training +   
Certification   
Rules
  • All customers must have military I.D. 
  • All patrons must wear closed-toe shoes and a shirt to work in shop area.
  • Children under 13 are not allowed in shop area.
  • All work will end and clean-up will occur 30 minutes prior to closing.