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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of equipment is available for use at the Auto Hobby Shop?

Auto Hobby Shops have a wide variety of equipment and tools available such as; engine hoists, jack stands, tire changers, lifts, bench grinders, and oil disposal. Many shops also have a Wood Hobby Shop area as well.

What types of classes are offered at Auto Hobby Shops?

Air Force Auto Hobby Shops offer basic instructional classes and these vary by base. Some of the instructional classes include:

  • Minor auto repair
  • Proper use of tools
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheel alignment
  • Auto painting (including spray painting)
  • Auto body maintenance
  • Oxyacetylene welding
  • Dent repairing and removal
  • Sandblasting
  • Rust proofing

Does the Auto Hobby Shop have car shows?

Each base offers a variety of programs and some host car show events. Contact your local Auto Hobby Shop for more information.

Do Auto Hobby Shops have car washes?

Many bases provide self-help car wash stalls and others may have an automatic car wash. Contact your local Auto Hobby Shop for more information.

Do I need to be certified to use the Auto Hobby Shop?

No, however, certified and experienced mechanics are available to assist with your project.

Do the Auto Hobby Shops have all the supplies/materials to do an oil change?

Most Auto Hobby Shops have basic oil change items, but check first.

Does the Auto Hobby Shop offer classes on how to do minor maintenance?

Yes, contact your local Auto Hobby for dates/ times.  If there isn't a group class available, they may assist individuals.

Do the Auto Hobby Shops have automated lifts?

Some Auto Hobby's have a few automated lifts, however, manual lifts are available.

Can I get my state inspection done at the Auto Hobby?

Some shops have this service available.


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