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Automotive Skills Center

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Towing Services are available. Please call for more information.

Please contact either of the following work cell phone numbers for a tow:
315-772-7902 or 315-783-5783


Hours of Operation are Tuesday - Friday 11am - 7pm, and Saturday 8am - 4pm, by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Maximum bay capacity is 5.


The Automotive Skills Center provides Soldiers, Family members, and DoD civilians with instruction, tools, and the space needed to perform regular maintenance on your vehicles, all at a low cost. Download our current pricing list for more details.

Our Services at a Glance:  
Equipment and Tools Paint Booth
Machine Shop Vehicle Lifts
Computer Diagnosis Regular Bays
Lockout Service Body Bays
Wheel Balancing Lubrication Bays
Electrical System Testing Jump Starts
Welding RV Lifts
Engine Overhaul Bay Tire Changes
Towing Service Special Tools
Abandoned Vehicle Auctions

Fort Drum Automotive Skills Center holds 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 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.

October 2021 Abandoned Vehicle Auction List

Recent Abandoned Vehicle Auction Results:

October 2019 Auction Results

September 2020 Auction Results

May 2021 Auction Results


Abandoned Vehicle Auction - Frequently Asked Questions

Automotive Safety Orientation

Drum_AutoSkills Orientation.jpgBefore using the self-help areas of the Automotive Skills Center, customers must complete a mandatory Orientation and Safety Class (registration is required).

Orientation classes are free and are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 12 p.m. Call 315.772.7902 to sign up. This is open to ID card holders only and is required for ages 14 and up, even for those wishing to assist with a parent or guardian. The class will introduce you to Auto Skills and how it operates, as well as required safety rules.

Auto Classes

Auto Skills will offer the following classes. All classes are $5 each and open to ages 14+. Participants must have completed the Orientation and Safety class and pre-register.

Preventative Maintenance: 1st Thursday of each month

Brakes: 2nd Thursday of each month

Welding Safety: 3rd Thursday of each month

Car Washes

Family and MWR maintains two self-help car wash locations on Fort Drum: 10700 Enduring Freedom Drive and 1185 First Street. Each location offers heated bays, vacuum cleaners, and change machines for your convenience.

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

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.

Tow Services

On- and off-post towing to/from Fort Drum is available. Pricing varies depending on the distance. Call 315.772.7902 to inquire.

We offer lockout service on and off post and jump starts on post only.

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 April 1 through October 1. 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.

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