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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.

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

Vehicle Resale Lot

Want to sell your vehicle quickly? 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 (Parking Lot behind Building 1085/48 FW Headquarters). 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:

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

Auto Hobby Services

We have what you need to get back on the road. Check out our services below!

DIY Auto Repair

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-7:30pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm
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 Snap On 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.

Get Your Car Ready for Winter with a Free Winter 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.
No Appointment Necessary

We accept dollars and pounds 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.

MOT Testing

Motorcycle MOT Testing:
Monday & Wednesday: 11am - 6pm

Vehicle MOT Testing:
Monday & Wednesday: 7am - 6pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 7am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
Sunday: 9am - 3pm

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.

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.

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
  • Lock-out Service
  • Vehicle Storage Area
    *Drop by for a complete price menu
Motorcycle Services

Monday & Wednesday: 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.
All motorcycle services can be found at the Tire & Lube Center.

Contact Us

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

Tire & Lube Center: 1030

Chester St, Lakenheath, Brandon IP27 9PS, United Kingdom

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

Auto Parts Store:
Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-6pm
*Closed on Goal; Family Days; and Holidays

DIY Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-7:30pm
*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: 11am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Family & Goal Days: 10am-4pm
*Closed on UK/US Holidays

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

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

Motorcycle MOT Testing

Now available at the Auto Hobby Complex

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