Automotive Skills Center

Hours of Operation

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays Closed


Bldg. P-11120 Iraqi Freedom Drive
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+1 (315)772-7902

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The Automotive Skills Center offers

  • Equipment and tools for authorized users caring for their own vehicles
  • Regular bays
  • Vehicle lifts
  • Paint booth
  • Body bays
  • Welding
  • Machine shop
  • Wheel balancing
  • Engine overhaul bay
  • RV lifts
  • Lubrication bays
  • Tire change
  • Computer diagnosis
  • Electrical system testing
  • Towing service
  • Lock-out service
  • Starting service
  • Special tools

Fort Drum CRD Automotive Skills Center Price Sheet

Abandoned Vehicle Auctions

Fort Drum Automotive Skills Center and Outdoor Recreation hold semi-annual silent auctions for privately-owned vehicles that have been abandoned on Fort Drum. These auctions are usually held in the spring and fall. They are conducted according to IAW Federal Law 10 USC 2575 and applicable DoD and DA regulations concerning disposition of abandoned personal property. All vehicle sales are AS-IS. DFMWR will not warrant either physical condition of a vehicle nor the purchaser's ability to obtain state title and/or registration.


Abandoned Vehicle Auction Results

See all the vehicles sold in our most recent auction: October 2017 Auction Results

Automotive Parts Store

Our well-stocked parts store offers a variety of frequently needed parts including oil, oil filter, bulbs and more.

Automotive Safety Orientation


Before using the self-help areas of the Automotive Skills Center, a mandatory Orientation and Safety Class must be completed.

Orientation Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 p.m. This is open to ID card holders only. The class will introduce you to Auto Skills and how it operates, as well as required safety rules.

Welding classes are offered monthly to teach fundamental repairs and equipment usage of each of the three primary welding types: Arc, Mig, and Gas. A small class fee is applicable. Call for dates and times or to make an appointment.

Car Washes

Two self-help car wash locations are available on Fort Drum. Each location offers heated bays, vacuum cleaners, and change machines for your convenience.

Open 24 hours a day during spring, summer, and fall. Due to weather conditions, the hours of operation are lessened during the winter months.


Car Wash Locations and Additional Information

Propane Service

Propane tanks can be filled if tanks meet the applicable safety requirements. The center reserves the right to refuse filling tanks that do not comply.

Self Help Center

The Family and MWR Automotive Skills Center offers self-help regular bays, vehicle lifts, paint booth, body bays, welding, machine shop, wheel balancing, engine overhaul bay, RV lift, lubrication bays, tire changes and balancing, computer diagnosis, electrical systems testing, and special tools. Orientation and/or welding class is required to use facility.

Wrecker Service

On and off-post towing to/from Family housing is available. Off-post cost is determined by distance. Jump Starts and Lockout Service are also available on post.

Resale Lot

Car shoppers can see what automobiles are for sale 24 hours a day at the Fort Drum POV Resale Lot located in the front of the Automotive Skills Center. The Resale Lot is open through the month of September. Sellers pay $10 per month and must also have valid registration and insurance on the vehicle. Visit the Automotive Skills Center to make arrangements to use this Resale Lot for selling your vehicle.