Get Hands On

At the Auto Hobby Shop


Building 6002




Wed-Sat 10am-8pm

Tinker Auto Hobby has fully stocked tool cribs, 12 bays, five vehicle lifts, and two brake racks available for people to work on their own vehicle.

Courses and Programs
The Automotive Safety Course qualifies
patrons to use shop equipment. The course is offered every Thursday at 3:30PM, but other times can be arranged as needed. There are also watch and learn programs available for brake jobs, front-end alignments, oil changes, anti-freeze checks, tire balancing, and tire rotations.

Auto Services
If performing auto maintenance does not interest you, the Auto Hobby staff can do it for you! The professional staff can complete your engine flush, transmission flush, coolant flush, fuel flush, power steering flush, trans-axles and drives servicing  (plus fluid, if needed).

Auto Mart
If you are interested in selling a vehicle in the base Auto Mart (located in the east parking lot in front of Bldg. 477), please visit the Auto Hobby Shop with the vehicle title/registration, license plate number, identification card, and a credit card number.

Free Air
Need air? Stop by the front of the Auto Hobby Shop and use the 24/7 free air pump.

Tinker Car Wash
The Tinker Car Wash is located on the north side of the Auto Hobby Shop. The car wash has an automatic and self-service side, multiple wash options, and takes cash or credit cards. Prices range from $5 – $12.

Current Events

Find events and classes open to anyone on Tinker Air Force Base by checking out our calendar below! In order to view details please click on each event or class individually.

Note: The “More details” and “Copy to My Calendar” functions don’t work on Tinker Air Force Base computers due to the inability to log into Google Calendar. To cover this we’ll make sure to include all details when you click on each event individually.

  • Douglas O'Dell
    August 11, 2018

    Excellent service on every visit. You cannot beat the availability of having a facility with lifts and oil disposal where you can do your own auto maintenance. The fees are very reasonable for the services you receive.

  • John Guzman
    July 1, 2018

    We are fortunate to enjoy the TAFB Auto Hobby Shop. Glenn, the Shop Manager, delivers remarkable services to all facility users. He’s a true professional certified automotive technician always ready to use his knowledge and experience to assist us when we need technical advice in any maintenance or repair task. When he’s busy helping other customers, Jeff is there to help us with tools, their proper use, and guidance as well. This shop is excellent, well maintained, with first-rate automotive equipment, and exceptional vehicle-lifts. The Auto Hobby shop provides a work environment to all military members and retirees where safety and quality work are top priorities. I certainly appreciate the opportunity to enjoy its use. Thank you for making the shop available to us. John.

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