Automotive Skills Center

Hours of Operation

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Federal Holidays Closed


9290 Gunston Rd, Bldg. 1462
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
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+1 (703)806-4088

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The key to keeping your vehicle reliable is regular maintenance. The Fort Belvoir Auto Skills Center makes it easy and affordable for you to perform regular maintenance on your own vehicles by providing space, supplies, and advice (when needed) for those "do-it-yourselfers." Maintain your car yourself at the Fort Belvoir Auto Skills Center.


Our Facility Features:

  • 2 Lube Lift Bays
  • 7 Frame Lift Bays
  • 1 Motorcycle Lift Bay
  • 3 Flat Bays (No vehicle lift)
  • Tire Mount and Balance Service
  • Brake Lathe (Rotor Machining)
  • Strut Compressor
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Air Tools
  • Complete assortment of Hand Tools 
  • Various Fluids (Oil, Transmission, Coolant, Brake, WD-40, PB Blaster, Brake Cleaner, etc.)
Mandatory Auto Safety Skills Course

Do-it-yourself mechanics wishing to use the Auto Skills Shop are required to complete a mandatory safety class. If you haven't taken the class, please allow 30 minutes to complete the training prior to working on your vehicle. The class includes an introduction by shop personnel, safety guidelines, and viewing a short DVD. At the conclusion of the class, patrons will sign a user's agreement, receive a qualification card and can begin work. *Available during all open facility hours

Self Service Usage Fees
Self Service Usage Fees Price
Shop Fee  $5
Oil Change Bay  $9/hr
Lift Bay  $9/hr
Flat Bay  $6/hr
Motorcycle Lift $6/hr
Work Bench  $5/hr
Drum/Rotor Turn $12 ea
Air Tool(s) $5
Air Cut-off Tool $5
Bench Grinder $5
Engine Hoist $10
Transmission Jack $7
Hydraulic Press $5
Power Steering Tool $2
Solvent Tank (Red) $8/hr
Parts Washer (Blue) $5/hr
Grease Gun $2
Strut Compressor $5 ea
Oxycetaline Torch $10/15 min
Mig or Arc Welder $10/15 min
Axel Nut Socket Set $5
Sawzall $5
Harmonic Balancer Puller $5
Soldering Iron $3
Vacuum $5
Drill Press $5/hr
Staff Service Fees

Staff Services- No appointment necessary

Service Fee
A/C Recharge (up to 2 lbs) $100
Per additional pound $20/lb
A/C Leak Check only $40
A/C Evac only $40
A/C Refill only $60
Check Engine Light Reset $15
Engine Diagnostic $35
Battery Charger $5/hr
Battery Jump Box $3
On-Post Jump Start (when avail.) $10
Oxyacetylene Cutting Torch $10/15 min
Propane Heating Torch $5/15 min
Coolant System Pressure Test $15
TPMS Sensor Re-program $75 per sensor


Tire Service Fees

Service Fee
Tire Disposal $2.50 Each

Valve Stem/

TPMS Install

$5 Each

Flat Tire Repair

Plug Only

$5 Each

Flat Tire Repair

Staff Complete Labor

$14 Per Tire
Tire/Rim Mount, Per Wheel Balance, Per Wheel

Std. Passenger

Vehicle Tire

$7 Each $9 Each
Dismount Only $5 Each N/A

Low Profile,

Truck & SUV

$9 Each $9 Each
Dismount Only $5 Each N/A



  • Max 22" Rims
  • Custom Rims by approval only
  • Summer/Winter Tire Swap is by approval only pending tire condition
  • No motorcycle, lawnmower, or other non-passenger vehicle tires
  • No oversized or aggressive mud tires
  • No used tires
  • No run-flats
Vehicle Resale Lot

Is it time to move up to a new car or are you looking for something for the new driver in your family? The resale lot is the perfect place to showcase your vehicle for sale or to pick one out. Resale lot spaces are assigned at the Auto Skills Center.

The hours for processing new spaces are Wed-Fri from 12 - 8 p.m. and Sat-Sun 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact the Auto Skills Center for more information, but here are some of the basics:

  • The cost to display your vehicle is $45 for 30 days. Renew at least 2 days prior to expiration of your space if you wish to leave your vehicle in the lot. Renewals are approved if there is no demand for the space.
  • Vehicles must be clean and operable: current insurance and registration are required.
  • The lot is for the use of Active duty personnel, DoD personnel, retirees and family members (with DoD ID’s.) Vehicles displayed for sale can be: Automobiles, vans, motorcycles, boats on trailers, trailers, small motor homes (RV) and travel trailers. Space occupied is not to exceed 18 feet.
  • All vehicles displayed must have a resale lot parking permit displayed or be subject to tow at owner's expense.
Storage Fees
Storage Fees Price
Indoor Open Days hourly rate
Indoor Closed Days $5/day
Outdoor 1st 10 Days $5/day
Outdoor 11-31 Days $10/day
Engine/Work Bench Area $5/day
Engine Stand Open or Closed $10/day
Long-Term (With On-going Repairs, NTE 120 Days) $250/month