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If you are headed to Auto Hobby to use their beautiful car wash, check the temperature before you go! At 2 degrees celcius/36 degrees farenheit or below, the machines go into frost protection mode and will not operate. They will start back up at 4 degrees celcius/40 degrees farenheit.

Auto Hobby Complex

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.

Services & Programs

Offering eight DIY bays - six containing vehicle lifts - along with a broad selection of no-cost tools and equipment, you'll have no problem completing your next DIY auto project. Not sure you have the perfected skills or adequate time to DIY, maintenance and repairs are available to book for your vehicle and are performed by our trained/certified mechanics.

Tire & Lube Services


  • Engine Diagnostics & Troubleshooting

  • Special Order Parts - US & UK Spec

  • Oil Changes
  • Tire Mounts
  • 3D Wheel Alignment

  • Access to Vehicle Manuals
  • Free Wifi for Online Tutorials
    & Additional Information
  • Individual classes available by request

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Special Offer

MOT Testing

Motorcycle MOT Testing Now Available!

Motorcycle MOT Testing:

Now Available!
Tuesday * Wednesday: 7:30 am- 5:30 pm
Please call for an appointment!

Vehicle MOT Testing:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Retire Your Ride Salvage Program

Anytime during opening hours

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.

Free Seasonal System Check

Monday-Friday: 10am - 4pm

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

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.

Vehicle Re-sale Lot

Want to sell your vehicle?

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.

DIY Auto Repair

Tuesday - Friday: 10am-5:30pm

First come first served - Please call for more info

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.

Car Wash & DIY

Our car wash & vacuums are open 24/7!

Keep your car clean by washing regularly
at Auto Hobby. The automatic car wash
gets the job done just in minutes. The DIY
jet wash bays also can be done in a few
minutes. Be sure to visit the vacuums to get
your interior too! Both option have cashless
and contactless payments!

Coming soon! We will also have an app with additional payment options and specials.

Light Conversion

Pre-inspections: Monday & Friday: 1pm - 2pm

All vehicles imported to the UK must have a light conversion prior to being inspected or it will not pass the inspection. Depending on the design of the car by the manufacturer some of the items required are already in place. Items not meeting standards must be altered. Auto Hobby has you covered! Drop by or call us for any questions

Know Your Car

Every Friday: 4pm - 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.

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  • Auto Hobby Complex

    BLDG 1108

    Opening Hours

    • Monday - Friday
      7:30am - 5:30pm
    • Saturday - Sunday
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Family/Goal Days, US Holidays, & UK Holidays
      7:30am - 5:30pm
    • US & UK Shared Holidays
  • Auto Parts Store

    BLDG 1108

    Opening Hours

    • Monday - Friday
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Saturday - Sunday
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Family/Goal Days, US Holidays, & UK Holidays
      7:30am - 5:30pm
    • US & UK Shared Holidays
  • DIY Hours

    BLDG 1108

    Opening Hours

    • Monday
    • Tuesday - Friday
      10:00am - 5:30pm
    • Saturday - Sunday
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Family/Goal Days, US Holidays, & UK Holidays
      10:00am - 5:30pm
    • US & UK Shared Holidays
    • *Last DIY sign-in is 60 minutes before closing *Clean-up is 30 minutes before closing
  • MOT Testing

    BLDG 1108

    Opening Hours

    • Monday - Friday
      7:30am - 5:30pm
    • Saturday
      9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Family/Goal Days and US Holidays
      7:30am - 5:30pm
    • UK Holidays and US & UK Shared Holidays
  • Auto Hobby Complex

    Building 1030

    Opening Hours

    • Monday - Friday
      7:30am - 5:30pm
    • Saturday - Sunday
    • Holiday, Family & Goal Days