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Ladies and Gentleman, start your “Engines”

Auto Skills provides economical and efficient same-day services by means of appointment and drop-off on all American and European vehicles. We have trained mechanics on duty as well as provide DIY services for our Aviano Air Base community to keep your cars in safe and reliable condition.

Services & Programs

What We Offer

  • DIY services including lift and stall rental (includes full tool services, Interactive Bays w/electronic tech data & videos, mechanic assistance)

  • Training classes once per month (temporarily on hold)

  • Vast stock of American and European oil filters, fuses, bulbs, antifreeze, cleaners, and lubricants

  • The only authorized reseller of engine oil on base. (Ardeca brand 0W20, 5W20, 5W30 fully synthetic and 10W40 semisynthetic)
  • Parts ordering services for American and European cars, including tires and batteries
  • Oil change and Maintenance services by appointment.

    Note: maintenance services are limited to brakes, tires, suspension, exhaust systems, lighting, computer system scans and some troubleshooting repairs. Please check with representatives prior to scheduling appointment.

  • Brake rotor and drum resurfacing

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) reprogramming
  • Interactive Bays (55” televisions in each bay with ProDemand technical data and YouTube available for DIY use.

Oil for Sale on Premises

Oil for sale on premises: Ardeca (Fully Synthetic FS, Partially Synthetic PS) 0W20 FS, 5W20 FS, 5W30 FS, 10W40 PS

Note: Due to SOFA agreement, oil products sold at Auto Skills are to be used on site, not for take away sales.

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Dropping off your vehicle?

Please be aware that all repair work on vehicles scheduled for maintenance will remain at the center for the entire day until all work has been completed. Please make arrangements for alternate transportation should your vehicle repairs not be completed.

On Base Roadside Assistance

Auto Hobby offers on-base Roadside Assistance for any valid ID cardholder with an AFI registered vehicle that is experiencing mechanical problems. Give the Auto Hobby Center a call at 632-CARS (2277) for more information!

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Dispose of your car battery the easy way!

Auto Hobby Center is the recycling point for used personal automotive parts and fluids – motor oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid etc.; car and motorcycle batteries only; automotive scrap metal; and used tires. This service is only available during AHC hours of operations and is free to US ID card holders only. It is illegal to leave automotive waste at the gate during non-operating hours and doing so could result in a fine and or other disciplinary action.

Used Vehicle Sales Lot

Need to sell your car we can help with that, but you have to come to see us at the Auto Hobby shop. When you are ready to put your car on the sales lot stop by Auto Hobby and bring the following:

  • Proof of registration
  • Proof of ID
  • You can choose to leave the car on the lot for 7 Days ($9), 14 days ($15), or 30 days ($25)

Useful Documents

Please note: The Parts Order Quote Form is for U.S. Spec vehicles only.
Please do not email in the parts order form, please print it and submit in person.

DIY Orientation Classes

Do you want to utilize the Wood Shop or Auto Hobby, but feel like you're not quite sure how to do it?

We have DIY Orientation Classes to solve that!

These orientations will give you the know-how and safety measures you need to complete your DIY projects!

Wood Skills Orientation - every open Saturday at 1:00pm Auto Skills Orientation - available on the spot!

Just come on in during open hours for your in-person instruction! Contact the Skills Development Center to learn more!

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Last Car DIY/Appointment in at 4:00PM
DIY Clean Up at 4:30PM

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Via Pordenone,
52, 33080 Aviano PN, Italy
Area F Building 1464

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