Auto Hobby Shop
The Auto Hobby Shop at Spangdahlem is a full-service auto repair shop with 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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We offer exterior care, extensive repairs, and routine maintenance.
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!
Auto Parts Yard
Find the part you need!
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!
We offer vehicle disposal, free for all members of Spangdalem Air Base, and can offer used parts. If interested in used parts, please contact us for a quote.
New Parts and Tires
Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
The Auto Hobby Shop can source new parts and tires for your vehicle at competitive rates. Experience the convenience of ordering your parts and tires without the hassle of using a VAT form and having your parts delivered right to the Auto Hobby Shop.
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Our tow truck can accommodate 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive.
Offered within a 100km radius of Spangdahlem AB.
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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 use. Self Help stall rental grants you access to hundreds of specialty tools to help make your vehicle maintenance as easy as possible.
You can use the facility: $10 for the first hour and $7 for each additional hour.
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
The Auto Hobby Shop offers complete automotive detailing through a contract service. Services include: Engine Wash, Basic Car Wash, Interior and/or Exterior, Waxing and Polishing, POV shipping preparations with guaranteed inspection, and ceramic coating. Additional services offered: paint-less dent removal, touch-up paint repair and wheel refurbishing.
Frequently Asked Questions
The 52FSS Auto Hobby is located in the Arts and Crafts Building 189 directly across from Vehicle Inspections and underneath Plaques Plus.
Cash, checks, and money orders in U.S. dollars/currency and most major credit cards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Towing is also offered through the Auto Parts Yard up to 200 km away, and further with approval from the AH manager.
Tires & Parts
Locally sourced for US and EU Spec Vehicles. Plus, same day delivery on most items!
We stock everything you need to keep your vehicle in compliance with German law.
Using our high-pressure washers at the car wash or Self Help bays.
Do It Yourself
Learn how by attending our FREE Vehicle Familiarization Course.