In accordance with the 48th Fighter Wing’s efforts to continue to protect the health and safety of our
community facility hours of operation may be impacted.

Auto Hobby Services

MOT Testing

MOT Exemption info has changed from 1 August 2020.
1) MOTs - Your car, van, or motorcycle's MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it is due between 30 March 2020 & 31 July 2020.
From 1 August 2020 the extension ends and all MOTs are due again.

Updated Hours Apply Please See Top of Page

Motorcycle MOT Testing:
Not Currently Available

Vehicle MOT Testing:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm
Sunday: 9am - 3pm

DIY Auto Repair

Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm
No Appointment Necessary

Last DIY sign-in is 60 minutes before closing
Clean-up is a half-hour before closing

Facilities and equipment are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis. We have 6 lift stalls, 2 flat stalls, tools, reference materials and free WiFi, storage, and a car wash for when you’ve finished the job! The last DIY sign-in is 60 mins before closing.

Inside the DIY shop, you’ll get a $1,000 roll-around toolbox to use in each bay, and specialty tools available at the counter. We will be here to provide CD ROM repair manuals and a helping hand to help find a fix for you. We also host regular classes to help beginners learn the basics of car repair/maintenance – call us now for details.

Retire Your Ride Salvage Program

Anytime During Open Hours
No Appointment Necessary

Do you need to dispose of a vehicle and want to ensure that it is done correctly?

We can handle your vehicle disposal in a legal and environmentally-responsible way. Save yourself time and the hassle of complicated paperwork! Call us and we will tow your vehicle for free and keep you out of trouble by taking care of all the necessary arrangements.

Light Conversion Pre-Inspection

Monday-Friday: Noon-1pm
No Appointment Necessary

Did you just receive your car from the Vehicle Processing Center? Bring it by the Auto Hobby Complex for a pre-inspection to find out what’s involved in converting it to comply with UK laws.

Free Seasonal System Check

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
No Appointment Necessary

Checks include:
• Exterior light operation
• Battery load test and security
• Coolant level/condition
• Brake Fluid Test
• Windscreen washer fluid level/operation
• Wiper blade condition
• Tire pressure/ tire size check

Car Wash Tokens

Our car washes and vacuums are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
We accept dollars and have a change machine on the wall outside of the main shop.

1 Deluxe Car Wash Token = $10
6 Deluxe Car Wash Tokens = $50 (a $10 savings!)

Keep your car looking sharp with our deluxe car wash tokens. They also make great gifts for the car aficionado in your life. Pick up some tokens at the Auto Hobby Complex.

Motorcycle Services

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Call for an appointment

Motorcycle Servicing
Motorcycle Tires
Riding Equipment/Clothing and Accessories
Special Order Parts & Accessories - US & UK Spec
All helmets meet European and USAF requirements for
riding in the UK and Europe.

Know Your Car

Every Friday: 4-5:30pm
Call for an appointment

Want to learn more about your vehicle? Don't miss our informative class for novice car owners taught by a specialist member of staff, where you will be taken through the basics of your own car at the Auto Hobby Complex. Learn how to change a tire, light bulbs, check all your fluids and more.

Tire & Lube Center Services

Vehicle Services

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Call for an Appointment

Available Services:
Oil Changes & Health Checks
Free 16-point Health Check with every oil change
Air Conditioning Service
3D Wheel Alignment
Wheel Rotations & Balancing
Engine Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
Special Order Parts - US & UK Spec
Jump Start & Battery Charging

Drop by for a full price menu


Want to sell your vehicle?

Re-Sale lot has moved to the Commissary

Register your vehicle at the Auto Hobby Complex and display your vehicle on our resale lot!

In Accordance With Lakenheath Instruction(LAKI) 31-102 (Traffic Supervision) the below procedures are required to be followed in order to place your POV on the Resale lot:

Selling of all POV’s will be completed in designated areas/Resale Lot (Commissary parking lot, see image above). Selling of POV’s is not permitted in a public parking lot.

NOTE: Vehicles that are parked in the Resale Lot for sale and have not been registered IAW with procedures in LAKI 31-102 Para, may be towed or clamped at the owner’s expense.

To register a vehicle for sale you must provide the following documentation to the Auto Hobby Complex:

Current MOT (cannot expire during the period of advertisement)
Current V5 in your name
Proof of current insurance
Applicable space rental monetary fees. ($20 per month)
Completed agreement from the Auto Hobby Complex to remain in front windscreen while the vehicle is on the resale lot

About Us

This is the one-stop shop to fix your lemon or limo. Our friendly professional atmosphere and extensive range of tools are just what you need to get you back on the road. We provide MOT/SVA testing and custom mechanic services for minor tune-ups, oil changes and light conversions, tire changing, battery charging, welding, electronic engine analyses and brake drum and rotor cutting. We’ll even take care of your hazardous waste, oil/anti-freeze or battery.

Give our speedy Breakdown/Recovery Service a call 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and we'll get you back on the road or back home.

Find Us

Contact Us


Auto Hobby Complex: 1108
(next to the car wash)

Tire & Lube Center: 1030


The hours below are for normal operating hours. Please see COVID-19 hours above.

Auto Hobby Complex:
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-6:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-6pm

Auto Parts Store:
Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-6pm

DIY Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-6:30pm
*Last DIY sign-in is 60 minutes before closing
*Clean up is 30 minutes before closing

MOT Testing:
Monday & Wednesday: 8am-6pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8am-4pm
Friday: 8am-3pm
*Closed on Goal; Family Days; and Holidays

Motorcycle MOT:
Monday & Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Family & Goal Days: 10am-4pm
*Closed on UK/US Holidays

Tire & Lube Center:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-5:30pm

Auto Hobby Complex: DSN 226-2454
Auto Parts Ordering: DSN 226-5918
Tire & Lube Center: DSN 226-2278 or 2279
MOT/SVA: Comm 01638 53 4185

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