Auto Skills Center

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Clean-up time begins half an hour before closing.

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

Contact

7001 Wetzel Ave.
Bldg. 2427
Google Map

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1 (719)526-2147

Military DSN Tel:
(312)691-2147

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The Auto Skills Center is a do-it-yourself shop that saves Fort Carson Soldiers and Families large amounts of money each year. The Auto Skills Center is a low-cost facility that provides authorized patrons with the guidance and tools needed to repair, maintain and upgrade their vehicles. 

Soldier Automotive Odyssey Program Application

Equipment and Amenities
  • Central tool issuing room
  • Parts cleaning bay
  • 5 Drive on bays
  • 9 General repair bays
  • 5 Engine overhaul bays
  • 4 Auto body repair bays
  • 3 Tire bays
  • 2 Paint booths
  • 2 Muffler bays
  • 2 Motorcycle lifts
  • Tool boxes on wall in all but 4 lube bays
  • Tire spin balance and tire balance
  • Steam cleaner
  • Engine block cleaner
  • Sand blaster
  • Straightening equipment
  • Exhaust bending machine
  • Hydraulic press
  • Chop saw / band saw / drill oress
Services Offered
  • Vehicle overnight storage
  • Welding (MIG, TIG, ARC, Plasma)
  • Vehicle door unlock frame
  • Inside component storage
  • Brakes
  • Winter and summer checks
  • Drum/rotor turning
  • Hand held diagnostic testing
  • AC evac/recharge (up to 3lbs R134)
  • $55 coolant flush
Parts and Supplies Price List

All prices are subject to change. Prices shown are per unit.

Item Price Unit
Conventional oil (5-20, 5-30, 10-30) $3 qt.
Synthetic oil (5-20, 5-30, 10-30) $5 qt.
Diesel motor oil (Rotella) $8 qt.
Oil Filter, conventional car/truck $4-$6 ea.
Gear lube, conventional  $4 qt.
Gear lube, synthetic $8 qt.
White lithium spray grease $4 ea.
Wheel bearing grease $2.50 ea.
Power steering fluid $2.50 pt.
Brake fluid  $2.50 pt.
Brake Kleen brake cleaner $4 ea.
Penetrating lluid (Liquid Wrench)  $4 ea.
Carb cleaner $4 ea.
Windshield washer fluid $3 gal.
Antifreeze, green  $17 gal.
Antifreeze, Dex Cool $18 gal.
Dexron III ATF $4 qt.
Mercon V ATF $6.50 qt.
Dexron VI ATF $6.50 qt.
ATF +4 $6.50 qt.
Air fresheners  $1.25 ea.
Shop rags, 5 each  $1.75 bundle
Tire valve stems $0.70 ea.
RTV (Red, blue, black, copper) $3.50-$7.50 ea.
Loctite (Threadlocker), red & blue $4-$7.50 ea.
Grinding wheels $4.50  ea.
Cut-off wheels  $1.15-$3.50 ea. 
Reciprocating blades  $4  ea.
Exhaust tubing, 1.5 to 3-inch  $12-$34 5 ft. 
Exhaust clamps  $3.50  ea.
Electrical fuses, various sizes  $0.75  ea.
Labor/Service Rates

All prices are subject to change. Prices shown are per unit. One hour minimum charge for bay fees. 

Item Price Unit
Lift bay fee $6 hr.
Flat/diagnostic bay fee $4 hr.
Tire breakdown/balance $5 ea.
Tire disposal $3 ea
Brake rotors/drums turned $8 ea
Airconditioning recharge $115 per vehicle
Computer scan/codes cleared $30 per vehicle
Welding Starting at $10 -
Plasma cutting/tig welding Starting at $20 -
Coolant flush $55 + antifreeze -
Electrical check & hookup $15 -
Arbor (bearing) & strut press $5 per use
Exhaust tubing bending $3 per bend/flare
Steam cleaner, parts $5 per use
Engine block cleaner $5 per use
Sandblasting (cabinet size only) $20 (minimum) -