About Us

The Auto Hobby Shop at Spangdahlem is a full service auto repair shop with ASE Certified Mechanics available to assist with all your vehicle maintenance needs. We provide the Spangdahlem community with high-tech automotive repairs and diagnosis, specialized equipment, towing, auto detailing, lifts and do-it-yourself stalls. Free classes on vehicle repairs and enhancements are available monthly and open to all. 

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    Tires & Parts

    Locally sourced for US and EU Spec Vehicles. Plus, same day delivery on most items!

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    Travel Regulations

    We stock everything you need to keep your vehicle in compliance with German law.

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    Avoid Corrosion

    Using our high-pressure washers at the car wash or Self Help bays.

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    Do It Yourself

    Learn how by attending our FREE Vehicle Familiarization Course.

What We Offer

Automotive Care

Our services include everything from routine maintenance and exterior care to extensive repairs. Labor for inspections, services and repairs are half the price of many local dealerships. Plus, most parts and services bought from us have a one year warranty! Buy your tires here and we will mount and balance them for no additional cost.

Exterior Care
  • Dent Repairs & Touch Ups
  • PCS POV Prep Cleanings
    • Standard Wash Service
    • Full Deluxe Detail
Extensive Repairs
  • Clutch
  • Transmission
  • Engine Replacement
Routine Maintenance
  • Diagnostic and Troubleshooting
  • Oil Changes
  • Tire Rotations

Self Help

Auto Hobby Self Help has everything the DIY mechanic needs to address most vehicle issues. We have seven, two-post lifts and one, four-post lift ready for rental. Self Help stall rental grants you access to hundreds of specialty tools to help make your vehicle maintenance as easy as possible.


$5 per hour


Our tow truck can accommodate 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Offered within a 100km radius of Spangdahlem AB.

$35 for vehicles that can be driven onto the tow truck

$45 loading fee for vehicles that need to be loaded with the winch, but can steer and roll

$60.00 loading fee for vehicles that cannot steer or cannot roll

$75.00 loading fee for vehicles that cannot do both, roll or steer

+ $1/km for off-post mileage, round trip. Available within 100 km of base, further w/ manager approval.

Auto Parts Yard

We have a wide variety of US and EU Spec cars available for used parts. Vehicle interiors, body panels, window glass, engine parts and so much more!

Vehicle Disposal

Free for all members of Spangdahlem AB. 

Prices for Parts

Used parts vary in price.


Where are you located?
The 52FSS Auto Hobby is located in the Arts and Crafts Building 189 directly across from Vehicle Inspections, and underneath Plaques Plus.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, checks and money orders in U.S. dollars/currency and most major credit cards. Please note: During COVID-19 we are not accepting any cash. We will update this FAQ as information comes in.
How can I make an appointment/reservation?
Scheduling vehicle repairs by our mechanics can be done with our front counter staff located at the entrance of BLDG. 189. Appointments can only be made by the vehicle’s owner, and the vehicle’s registration is needed during scheduling.

Self-Help does not accept reservations and is operated on a first-come first-serve basis. You must be 16 years or older to work in the bay area.

The Auto Parts Yard does not accept reservations and is operated on a first-come first-serve basis during our hours of operation.

For towing services, please contact the 52FSS Auto Hobby Shop Service desk located in the Arts and Crafts Building 189 directly across from Vehicle Inspections, and underneath Plaques Plus.
What do the specific services entail?
The 52FSS Auto Hobby offers full automotive service. This ranges from oil changes to changing out major components and everything in-between. We also offer new part sales and tires that can be ordered through our front counter staff.
Can I perform fuel maintenance at Self-Help?
Some fuel system maintenance can be conducted but it depends upon the specific fuel system and type of maintenance. Please check with the Auto Hobby staff.
What do the specific services entail for Self-Help?
Our Self-help DIY bays are available for Airmen, their family members, civilians, and retirees who would like to take a more hands-on approach with their vehicles, and we have knowledgeable staff on hand to guide and assist.
For Self-Help, to what extent will the staff assist me with my car repair?
Staff are available to provide guidance and instruction on tool and equipment usage, automotive repair procedures and to assure compliance with pertaining safety and environmental regulatory compliance.
For Auto Parts Yard, what do the specific services entail?
 Our Auto Parts Yard is available for disposal of unwanted/needed vehicles for the Spangdahlem and surrounding military communities. Vehicles must be registered on base and have a current operational or non-operational registration (no Temporary registrations). Vehicles must also be free from any liens. Used tires and parts are also available for purchase at the APY, buyer must remove themselves, or arrangements can be made for staff to remove parts for a service fee that will be determined by staff prior to removal. The APY also conducts weekly auctions for whole vehicle sales. These are by sealed bids that begin every Tuesday and close on Saturday. Bids are then opened by a disinterested party the following week and high-bidders are contacted to complete the purchase. Most bids start at $350.00.
For Auto Parts Yard, what are the prices for each service?
Vehicle donations are free to members of the Spangdahlem military community. Prices vary on our salvage part selection. Weekly auction bids start at $350 depending on vehicle.
What do the specific service entail for Towing Services?
Towing is also offered through the Auto Parts Yard up to 200 km away, and further with approval from the AH manager.

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Vehicle Drop Off

Monday-Friday 7:30-8am
Weekends & US Holidays Closed
Goal & Family Days 7:30-8am
Closed the last business day of each month.

Customer Service/Parts

Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday Closed
Weekends & US Holidays Closed
Goal & Family Days 8am-5pm
Closed the last business day of each month.

Auto Repair

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
Weekends & US Holidays Closed
Goal & Family Days 8am-4pm
Closed the last business day of each month.

Self Help

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday & US Holidays Closed
Goal & Family Days 8am-6pm
Closed the last business day of each month.


DSN 452-6842
COMM 06565-61-6842
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Auto Parts Yard

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Goal & Family Days 10am-5pm
Sunday-Monday & US Holidays Closed
Closed the last business day of each month. 

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COMM 06565-61-6842
DSN 452-6842

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Building 189


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