Auto Skills Center McChord Field

Hours of Operation

s stop one hour before closing.

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Federal Holidays Closed


1120 Barnes Blvd.
JBLM-McChord Field
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+1 (253) 982-7226

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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

Self-Service Fees

Item Price
Flat Bay/Benchwork – per hour $12
Lift/Hoist Bay – first hour $16
Repair Assistance Fee – hourly, hands-on $35
Engine Analyzer – per vehicle $40
Battery Charge – per battery $12
Charging System Check – per vehicle $8
Bearing Press RWD – each $5
Bearing Press FWD – each $10
Brake Rotor Turned $10
Brake Drum Turned $8
Tire Change – per tire $6
Tire Change - per tire, 13 to 15 inch $8
Tire Change - per tire 16 to 20 inch $10
Tire Balance – per tire $20
Tire Repair – per tire, patch only $10
Bead Blast cabinet - per hour $12
Welding Service - per hour $35


Staff-Assisted Service

Service Price
Brake System Instruction – Disc (Customer supplies all parts) $55
Brake System Instruction – Drum (Customer supplies all parts) $100
Tune-Up Class; 4 Cylinder $40
Tune-Up Class; 6 Cylinder $45
Tune-Up Class; 8 Cylinder $50
Vehicle “Lemon-Aid” Inspection, by appointment $35
Oil Change Class, customer supplies all parts $25


Disposal Fees

Item Fee
Tire disposal – 13 to 15 inch, per tire $5
Tire disposal – 16 to 20 inch, per tire $5
Battery $3
Engine (must be drained) $25


Vehicle Storage

Stay Fee
Inside overnight storage – per day + bay fees $5
Long-term storage See staff


  • 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.