Auto Hobby

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Please note: 

Beginning Tuesday, September 20, the 87FSS Auto Hobby Shop re-opens in Bldg. 5372 JB MDL Dix on the corner of Delaware Ave and Snyder Lane across from Fire House #1 Dix. The 87FSS will be in the temporary shop for approximately 18 month as the original shop undergoes a $4 million dollar renovation project.

Temporary location has five automotive bays, one with full vehicle lift and two partial lifts. We continue to offer self-help vehicle services along with minor vehicle repair services, towing services, brakes, tire changes, oil/coolant changes, Vehicle resale lot management, and more. The FSS appreciates your patience during this entire project.

Current hours of operation: Sunday, Monday and Holidays – Closed; Tuesday – Friday, 9am-8pm; Saturdays, 9am-5pm. 609.562.3333.

Thank you for your patience and patronage.

87th Force Support Squadron

Welcome to The McGuire 87FSS Auto Hobby Shop!

Permanent Location after renovation:

Bldg. 2416 Vandenberg Avenue
JB MDL McGuire

Temporary Location while renovations are being completed:

Bldg. 5372 JB MDL Dix on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Snyder Lane across from Fire House #1 Dix


Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Closed on Sunday, Monday and on holidays

Be sure to ask our staff about other services offered such as small engine repair such as lawn mowers and hedge/weed trimmers as well as services available for GSA vehicles.

If you have GSA vehicles, the Auto Hobby Shop at McGuire can perform the following GSA services without you having to leave the base:
  • Road service
  • Lock-out service
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Lube/Oil and Filter Change
  • Diagnostic Scan
  • Minor auto repairs – brakes, air conditioning services, alternator/battery replacement, starter replacement and more.

The shop is open to eligible ID cardholders for vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Services and fees*:


Bench - $3 per hour

Stall - $4.50 per hour

Lift - $5.50 per hour

Printout Tech Data - $.50 per page

Tire Removal - $4 each

Plug - $7 each

Rotation/Pressure Check - $17

Tire Machine Use (Carry-in) - $3

Tire Mount - $8 each

Tire Balance - $8 each

Over Sized Tires (30"+) - $12 each

Battery Charge/Load Test - $12

Charging System Check - $15

Lube/Oil Filter Change Up to 5QTS Conventional/Filter - $30

Oil Change Customer Provides Parts - $15

A/C Service (R134 Only) - $125

Add Freon Only - $25 + Freon

Coolant Exchange - $52 + Parts

Transmission Fluid Exchange - $67 + Parts

Strut/Spring Exchange - $14 - $20

Brake Drum/Rotor Resurface - $10.50/ea.

Road Services:

Jumpstart, Lockout, Flat Fix - $40

Resale Lot (Autos, Small RVs) - $20/Month

RVs (24'+) - $40/Month

Alignment (2 Wheel/4 Wheel) - $52/$78

Diagnostic Scan - $40

Labor Charge - $52 per hour

Hancock Road 87FSS Auto Hobby Shop at JB MDL LAKEHURST

Bldg. 189 Hancock Road
JB MDL Lakehurst


Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Come to the Auto Hobby Shop for safe, easy and affordable vehicle maintenance.  The center has eight bays and three lifts along with standard and metric tools, end cap, filter wrench, impact socket set, hydraulic engine cranes, air compressor, battery charger, grinder/buffer and four work benches for do-it-yourself vehicle maintenance. Shop staff is on hand to assist but not authorized to make repairs.


Lift – $5 per hour

Bay – $3 per hour

Scanner – $10 per hour

Tire Mounting – $4 per tire

Tire Balancing – $4 per tire

Tire Repair – $3 per tire

Tire Disposal – $5 per tire

Storage inside – $6 per day

*Check for any other pricing/services by calling 609.754.4316. Prices Subject to change without notice.

Free Comprehensive 10-Point Vehicle Inspections

The 87FSS Auto Hobby Shop, Bldg. 2416 Vandenberg Ave., now offers FREE comprehensive 10-point Vehicle Inspections on Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. No appointment necessary!

Inspections include: tires, fluids, lights, charging system (battery, starter, alternator) belts, hoses, wipers, brakes, lube points, front end (tie rod ends, axles, ball joints).

Get an even more comprehensive vehicle inspection for a low $25.

Call 609.754.4316 for more information.  Please encourage Joint Base personnel and family members to stop by and have their vehicles inspected — a road worthy vehicle will keep our Joint Base team safe.