Automotive Skills Center
The Automotive Skills Center at Fort Meade has 24 open bays, hydraulic lifts, "state of the art" tools and equipment for use on all domestic and foreign vehicles.
They provide a safe clean and earth friendly environment, technical assistance, tools and equipment for patrons to make repairs and maintenance on privately owned vehicles and equipment. You do the work, they ensure industry standards are met. They have qualified employees and volunteers to guide you through repairs.
Active duty, DoD civilians, retired and reservist personnel and their family members.
Staff Hands-On Repairs and Maintenance Assistance
The staff of the Auto Skills Center will provide instruction on keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape. If hands-on repairs and maintenance assistance by staff are requested (after instruction), the assistance may be limited due to lack of expertise and availability, and will be subject to fees of $10 per 10 minutes.
Safety Training Class - $1 per person
The Automotive Skills Center requires that all patrons utilizing the facility and equipment attend the 30-minute safety and orientation class prior to their first time using the facility. The safety class is also required for all patrons assisting users including children ages 12-17.
- Thursday & Friday, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
The Fort George G. Meade Automotive Skills Center is a self-help center and your resource for maintaining and making minor and major repairs on privately owned vehicles. Family and MWR’s Automotive Skills Center offers a modern working environment complete with 12 lift bays and 9 open bays, state-of-the-art mechanical and diagnostic tools and equipment, and qualified and friendly staff members available for guidance and instruction.
NOTE: The Auto Skills Center requires that all patrons utilizing the center & equipment to attend the Safety Training Course prior to their first time using the center.
Children, under the age of 12 are not authorized to be in the fenced compound.
Children ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Open-toed shoes and shorts are not permitted at any time.
All work in the center must stop thirty minutes prior to the scheduled closing time.
No new work will begin one hour before closing.
Universal automotive supplies and fluids are available for purchase.
Source: Auto Skills Center Website