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Have you ever had a vehicle hiccup that you could have fixed yourself, but just didn’t have the tools?  Now you can take care of those mechanical issues, big and small, without having to deal with the middle man!



Monday – Friday       0930 – 1730

Saturday- Sunday     Closed

Family/Goal Days      Closed


Wednesday-Sunday    1130 – 1900

Monday – Tuesday      Closed

Family/Goal Days        1130 – 1900

When you bring in your vehicle with the parts you need for your project, you’ll gain access to all of the professional elements of an auto mechanic service center. Take advantage of the flat stalls and lift stalls, available at an hourly rate. Fully-stocked tool boxes and specialty tool crib items will still be included in your stall-rental fee. You must purchase and bring your own parts for your projects.

There is an on-site, mechanic-certified staff member at the shop, ensuring safety, and providing guidance and some limited help to those who are new at vehicle repair. You can also call for information on Car Maintenance classes that are now offered!

Bring your vehicle by the Auto Shop – you’ll love how much you can do!

Auto Classes are ongoing – call us for information!


  Auto Crafts Service Center
Located on the East End of the Arts & Craft Center

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday • 11am – 7pm

*If there is a Federal Holiday on Monday the Auto Hobby Shop will be closed that following Tuesday.

Phone: (316) 759-3809 / 4084
DSN: 743-3809

Call us for Class Info!

Car Wash

Open 24 Hours, Self Service

Auto Resale Lot • “The Lemon Lot”

Have a car that you would like to sell?  Use McConnell’s Auto Resale Lot! We provide you with a great location to display your car for potential buyers among the base populace. Sellers are allowed to leave contact information on their vehicles, so interested buyers can contact them directly.

Other benefits:

  • The lot has high visibility and is located near the dorms on base.
  • People familiar with the base know to seek out the “Lemon Lot” on base when they are looking for used vehicles.
  • The “Lemon Lot” is much safer for you and your vehicle compared to leaving it on a corner in town with a “For Sale” sign.
  • Our Auto Shop gets many questions about used vehicles and they are able to refer people over to the lot.
  • Affordable monthly display rate.

Interested? Come to the Auto Shop in the Arts & Crafts Center and register your vehicle for the low cost of only $25.00 per month. The first fee of $25.00 is due Before Placing Vehicle on Lot (unauthorized vehicles will be towed).  Saving time by filling out the “Lemon Lot” contract at home and bringing it with you!  Download the “Lemon Lot” contract here Lemon Lot Contract. your Cars/Trucks/Motorcycles/ATVs/Motor Homes/Boats by today, or call ahead for more information! (316) 759 4084/3809

If the Auto Hobby Shop is closed, please visit the front desk in the Arts & Crafts Center for assistance.

Auto Shop Paint Booth

  • The Auto Shop is equipped with a state-of-the-arc downdraft paint booth. It provides a clean, well-lit, well ventilated enclosed area for spray quality finishes on vehicles.
  • The downdraft airflow does an excellent job of controlling overspray and contamination. The “Bake” feature is available to accelerate drying time.
  • The booth may also be used for woodworker that are staining and finishing their projects. The Paint Booth adheres to all Safety, OSHA and HAZMAT compliances so product Safety Data Sheets must be delivered to Shop staff and approved at least 2 days prior to painting.
  • *The cost is $70 per day and is may be reserved Wednesday-Sunday at the Auto Shop.  Reserve the Paint Booth by calling the Arts & Crafts Center at (316) 759 4084/3809 today!



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