Auto Skills Center & Retail Store- Camp Pendleton

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Geographical Address

Duty Station (or best approximation)
Public Address
A St., Mainside, Bldg 13191, Camp Pendleton, CA
Postal Code

Contact Info

(760) 725-5963- Auto Skills Retail Store (760) 725-5092
Operating Hours
Wed-Fri 12pm-8pm Sat/Sun 9am–5pm

The Auto Skills Center offers an extensive collection of tools, advanced machinery, battery chargers, a brake center, steam cleaners, and electronic testing equipment to help support auto needs. There is plenty of stall space to work on vehicles and knowledgeable Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified mechanics are on-hand for advice and assistance.

The Auto Skills Center is your source for all things cars, right here on Camp Pendleton!

Do it all yourself with expert advice every step of the way…

  • Affordable Auto Parts Shop with everything from oil to brakes, to lights.
  • Extensive tool collection and wide-range of machinery services
  • Stall Rentals for a clean & safe workspace
  • On-site, expert support from knowledgeable Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified mechanics

Shop Services, (Machine Shop and Tire Services), secure 90 minutes prior to the posted closing time. Stall issue secures one hour prior to closing.

  • Face coverings required.
  • All shop services available
  • Overnight stalls available at manager’s discretion
  • We are using all stalls again and we are not limited to the number of patrons at this time
  • Availability is first-come, first-served. Waitlist available on weekends
  • Limit 2 people to include staff in Parts Store
  • Customer Lounge will remain closed until further notice

Policies & Rules

  • To utilize the Auto Skills Center, you must meet eligibility and ownership requirements. This is done by providing your DOD ID card (CaC, Retired, reserve, or dependent ID) along with the vehicle registration or proof of insurance in the patron’s name upon check-in. (Please bring these items to the check-in window in order to utilize the Auto Skills Center)  Please Note: DOD contractors are not eligible.
  • Our shop services secure 90 minutes prior to the posted closing time (Machine Shop, Tire Services)
  • Stall Issue will secure 90 minutes prior to the posted closing time.
  • Stall cleanup will commence 45 minutes prior to the posted closing time.
  • Auto Skills Center tools are not allowed to leave the premises.
  • Please follow all directions provided by the Auto Skills Staff in reference to Safety and Hazardous Waste. If unsure, please ask any Auto Skills staff for assistance.
  • Closed Toe Shoes are REQUIRED when inside the Auto Skills Compound. (Sandals or open-toe shoes are not allowed.)
  • For Safety Reasons: No children under the age of 13 years old are allowed in the work area. A customer waiting area is available if necessary.
  • No unsupervised children are allowed at the Auto Skills Center.
  • Smoking is not allowed within the Auto Skills Center. (This includes E-Cigarettes or other vaping products). There is a    designated smoking area located in our parking lot if necessary.
  • No consumption of any Alcoholic Beverages is allowed in the Auto Skills Compound.
  • No personal welding/ torch equipment is allowed at the Auto Skills Center.
  • No personal paint equipment (paint guns or airless paint equipment) allowed within the Auto Skills Center.
  • No Pets allowed within the Auto Skills Center compound. (exception: Service animals)


Rates are per vehicle.

Lift Stal$8/hour
Flat Stall$4/hour
Bench with Storage$8/day
On-Board Computer Check$35 (Free retesting within 30 days of the initial check.)
Charging System Test$10
Steam Cleaning$15/half hour
Tire Mount$8+/tire (Price for tire services will vary based on tire size.)
Tire Balance$9+/tire (Price for tire services will vary based on tire size.)
Tire Repair$23+/tire (Price for tire services will vary based on tire size.)
Tire Disposal Fee$8/tire


Machine Shop Services

Brake Drum Resurface$11/each
Brake Rotor Resurface$15/each
Service Struts$18/each
Press Work$40/hour (1hr minimum)

Fees for other machine shop tasks determined by the amount of work required to perform the task. For other services, check with an employee for pricing & availability.

Welding Services performed by:

Patron, 110V Welder$28/hour
Patron, 220V Welder$40/hour


  • Stall issue, machine shop, and tire services are secured 90 minutes prior to the posted closing time. Customer cleanup starts 45 minutes prior to close!
  • 30-day temporary storage for vehicles being worked on Auto Skills Center ($8/day)
  • Recycle Center for waste, antifreeze, automotive oils, and batteries
  • Vehicle onboard scanner
  • Alternator, battery, and starter testing
  • Hand tools available within the facility

Long Term Stall Discounts Available

A discount of 50% or more when you take advantage of these great deals! The normal stall fee is $4 per hour/ $32 per day.

15 and 30 consecutive day options to choose from:

Option 1 - 15 consecutive days
Option 2 - 30 consecutive days


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