Redstone Arsenal Family and MWR - Automotive Skills Center

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Automotive Skills Center

Building 3617 Entac Circle
256-955-7727 / 7728

Community Recreation (CR) Programs, Services and Faciltities

HOURS: Wednesday through Friday, 1:30 to 10 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Monday through Tuesday.

Paint booth & towing service

Need Towing? Vehicle stalled and you're in a bind? The attentive staff at our Automotive Skills Center also offers a vehicle towing service, which will go anywhere off the installation and even out of state. Contact our tow service at (256) 955-7727.

In accordance with AR 215-1, all customers must attend a mandatory safety class to use this facility. Safety classes are given Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. and last about 20 minutes. The Automotive Skills Center is a complete “hands on” automotive maintenance facility for the novice to the highly experienced mechanic. Equipped with the latest high-tech equipment, you can repair it yourself, while saving big money. Highly skilled staff members will guide you in all of your automotive maintenance needs, from oil changes and automotive air conditioning services (still stock R-12 refrigerant) to complete auto body restoration that includes a professional paint booth. You can learn important automotive repair skills while saving money, and in turn, have the confidence to accurately complete the task. Wheel alignment is by appointment only, and certain services can only be performed by Center employees.

The Automotive Skills Center also runs the Family and MWR Car Wash behind the Shoppette on Vincent Drive. Wash, wax, vacuum and detail your vehicle on Redstone Arsenal for a fraction of what you would pay off post.

Click here for details on our Family and MWR Car Wash !!

If you're being deployed or transferred overseas and you don't know what to do with your vehicle, we also offer short- and longterm vehicle storage.

The Automotive Skills Center is pleased to announce the opening of the "NEW Heated Semi-Downdraft Automotive Paint Booth"! For a fraction of the cost from downtown, give that old tired looking car of yours the look that it rightfully deserves and only a fresh coat of paint gives! Usage is by "RESERVATION ONLY". To reserve the booth or ask questions please call 955-7727/7728.

The Center provide facilities, tools, equipment, diagnoses, and instructions to the patron for maintenance and repair of personal motor vehicles on U.S. Army installations worldwide.

PURPOSE OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS PROGRAM: To promote self-reliance and skills development for individuals. Skills learned are transferable to many military specialties. It provides a safe work area, with proper equipment, and provides for a clean environment while providing a method for significant cost reduction for personal automotive maintenance.

The Center now sells Jasper Remanufactured Engines (gas or diesel, performance or marine), Transmissions, Differentials, and Radiators for most vehicles. If you should chose to have your engine or transmission remanufactured to your specifications, the Center will send your engine or transmission to Jasper to be remanufactured. All Jasper engines, transmissions and differentials come with a 3 year or 100,000 (one-hundred-thousand mile) warrantee. It's hard to beat a deal like that! We can save you money if we order the item you need and have it delivered to the Center. Most items are delivered within 24 hours after order is placed.

We performs Wheel Alignments. Our trained Technicians will perform a MANDATORY inspection of your vehicles Front/Rear Suspension and Steering prior to performing any alignment correction procedures at an additional cost of $5.00 per inspection.

We WILL NOT align your vehicle until all suspension and steering component have been deemed serviceable by our trained technicians. Saving you money and time is what it's all about! Front Wheel Only Alignment is a mere $39.95 and Aligning front and rear is only $49.95. Alignment are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

We have a new tire changing machine which gives us the capability of removing and installing Run Flat, Low Profile and the larger 4-wheel drive Mud Tires with ease. Tire mounting and balance is still only $6.00 per tire (self adhesive weights are extra).


  • Individuals perform hands-on repair and maintenance on their own vehicle.
  • Assistance by staff is provided for diagnosing problems.
  • High tech equipment is operated by staff where required.
  • The patron pays a nominal fee or charge for the use of the program.
  • Patrons take part in all phases of maintenance on their vehicles.

Affordable Wrecker Service

Pricing: $40.00 to get to where vehicle is with 10 miles free in the direction you want the vehicle towed, on 11th mile to destination is $ 1.00 per loaded mile. On and Off installation towing. We go anywhere! Our phone number: 955-7727

Shop Safety Card Required -   Prior to being allowed to utilize the center, ALL customers must attend a mandatory Safety Class and Facility Tour. Upon completion, a Shop Safety Card will be issued. Safety Class offered at 1900 Wed-Fri and Sat and Sun at 0900.

NOTE: Wearing of long pants and closed toe shoe are mandatory for patrons using the center. NO Cutoffs, Shorts, Overly Baggy Pants, Flip Flops, Sandals,etc. NO EXCEPTION!

Call us today for an Air Conditioning Check-up!!

Don't wait until the hot weather gets here to discover your vehicle's air conditioning isn't working properly! Let the Automotive Skills Center ensure you'll have a cool ride this summer! We stock R-134a and R-12 refrigerants! No appointment necessary! Only $35.00! Any added refrigerant is an extra charge and by the ounce. Shop Hours: Mon-Tue Closed, Wed-Fri 1330-2200, Sat-Sun 0900-1730. Building 3617 Entac Circle. Phone 955-7727 for more information.

Automotive Computer Diagnosis

Does your Check Engine light stay lit on your dashboard and is your fuel economy suffering? With today's gasoline prices, every mile counts. Come in today and let the Auto Skills Center's trained technicians diagnose your ailing vehicle's computer! We use the Top of the Line, State of the Art MODUS computer scanner. This service is only $15.00! What a Deal! No appointment necessary! Shop Hours: Mon-Tue Closed, Wed-Fri 1330-2200, Sat-Sun 0900-1730. For more information phone: 955-7727

Table & Chair Rental

So, you're going to have that all important yard sale or large get together. You look around and discover you don't have enough tables or chairs. We can solve that problem for you! We rent 8 foot aluminum folding tables and light weight Samsonite folding chairs. Tables are $5 each for a 24 hour period, and Chairs are $2 each for a 24 hour period. We have a "SPECIAL DEAL" 1 Set (1 table & 8 chairs) for only $10/24 hours. For reservations, phone Bill, Jonathan or Mark at 955-7727 or 955-7728.

If you like SAVING MONEY then stop by and discover how easy it is to SAVE MONEY repairing your own vehicle. Qualified Instructors are here to answer your every vehicle maintenance concern.

The goal of the Family and MWR Automotive Skills Center program is to provide all authorizied users the opportunity to repair their vehicles economically. At our center, patrons work on their own major and minor automobile repair or restoration projects. Qualified, trained civilian automotive specialists are on hand to insure safety, to conduct classes, and to give guidance. So take advantage of our shop and our experience!!

We instruct and assist in automotive maintenance and repairs from oil changes to auto painting. Patrons pay user fees for classes and to use work bays, special use tools, machinery, and diagnostic equipment.

Shop offerings include:

  • Motorcycle Lift
  • Dual Bead Blaster
  • Wrecker Service
  • Discount Shop Usage cards
  • Computer wheel balancing
  • Air conditioning service
  • Brake drum / rotor resurfacing
  • 5 lift bays
  • Spray paint booth
  • Tire changer
  • Mig welder
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Engine analyzer
  • Vehicle storage
  • Machine shop
  • Sheet-metal brake and bender
  • Mitchell on-demand repair information
  • Engine computer analyzer
  • Charging system analyzer
  • Enclosed glass bead blaster
  • Used oil, anti-freeze and tire disposal
  • Tools are provided

Discount Shop Usage Cards:

  • 40 Hr Vehicle Lift Bay $140 (save $60)
  • 20 Hr Vehicle Lift Bay $70 (save $30)
  • 40 Hr Vehicle Maintenance Bay $100 (save $60)
  • 20 Hr Vehicle Maintenance Bay $50 (save $30)


Vehicle Lift Bay

Vehicle Maintenance Bay

Motorcycle Lift

Engine/Transmission Table
      1-10 Days: $2/Day 11-30 Days: $3/Day

Tire Changer

Computerized Wheel Balancing

Motorcycle Tire Balance

Hydraulic Press
      $5 Per Use

Battery Charger

Glass Bead Blaster
      $8/15 Minutes

Brake Lathe

Band Saw
      $4/15 Minutes

Metal Lathe

Milling Machine

Air Conditioning Service
      $35/Use R-12/R-134 Pricing:** Please Call Ahead for Current Pricing**

Paint Spray Booth
      $8/Hr or $50/Day

Computerized Vehicle Analyzer

Gas Welding
      $10/15 Minutes

Mig/Tig Welding
      $10/15 Minutes

ARC Welding
      $10/15 Minutes (customer supplies own rods)

Plasma Cutter
      $10/15 Minutes (customer supplies own tips)

Mitchell/All Data on Demand
      $ .25/Page

Vehicle Outdoor Storage
      1-10 Days: $2/Day 11-30 Days: $3/Day

Vehicle Covered Storage
      1-10 Days: $3/Day 11-30 Days: $4/Day

Long Term Vehicle Storage

Towing Service
      "$40.00 plus $1.00 per loaded mile beginning on the 11th mile.

Table and Chair Rental
      Chair: $2/24 Hr Period, Table: $5/24 Hr Period, Set: (1 Table/8 Chairs) $10/24 Hr Period

August 22, 2014


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