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Automotive Skills Center

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
Engine Overhaul Bay Tire Changes
Towing Service Special Tools


Automotive Skills Price List 

(current as of December 2023)
Abandoned Vehicle Auctions

Visit the Abandoned Vehicle Auction page for more information.

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


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, air fill and change machines for your convenience.

The car washes are open 24 hours a day during spring, summer, and fall. In the winter, car wash locations will close if temperatures drop below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. 10700 Enduring Freedom Drive Car Wash is open 24/7, regardless of the weather.

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. Call ahead for pricing. 

Tow Services

On- and off-post towing to/from Fort Drum is available. Pricing varies depending on the distance. Call 315-772-7902  or 315-783-5783 to inquire.

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

Please call for more information.

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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