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    Auto Hobby

    New Operating Hours

    We have new Temporary Operation Hours.

  • Basic Auto Maintenance Class
    Auto Hobby Class | 10 am - noon | Ages 16 + | $20 | min 4 - max 6

    Basic Auto Maintenance Class

    Learn the basics of Auto maintenance like oil change, putting on a spare tire, and, windshield wiper replacement. The Third Saturday of each month.

Sorry for the inconvenience but our Car Wash is not currently accepting credit cards for payment. While we are addressing this problem if you come into Auto Hobby Tuesday-Saturday 9am - 6pm to purchase a car wash, we will give you $2 off your car wash until our issue is resolved.

Auto Hobby Shop

Fairchild Auto Hobby is an automotive dream shop designed with our maintainers in mind. Do the work yourself, or let our expert mechanics handle it for you. You'll find state-of-the-art equipment, tools, lifts, weights, chargers and online automotive resources to help get your vehicles into optimum condition. Come on in and we'll help you get your hands dirty and have some FUN - today!

Services & Programs

Offering 13 bays, nine with vehicle lifts, one motorcycle lift, a broad selection of
no cost tools and equipment for your do-it yourself project. Maintenance and repairs are
available for your vehicle and are performed by trained/certified mechanic.


  • Engine Diagnostics & Troubleshooting

  • Special Order Parts - US & UK Spec

  • Oil Changes
  • Tire Mounts


  • Access to Vehicle Manuals
  • Free Wifi for Online Tutorials
    & Additional Information
Dirty Car?

New Car Wash

The New Razor Edge Car Wash at Auto Hobby offers the perfect combination of speed and touch-free car wash technology. Your car will sparkle in minutes without ever stepping out of it. Save money with an Auto Hobby multi-pass. Stop by and pick up your multi-pass and get your car washed today!

Ultimate $13

Ultimate Car Wash $13

Double Pass Soap
Double Pass Rinse
Triple Foam
Spot Free Rinse

Premium $11

Premium Car Wash $11

2 Step Soap
High-Pressure Rinse
Triple Foam
Spot Free Rinse

Express $9

Express Car Was $9

2 Step Soap
High-Pressure Rinse
Spot Free Rinse

Splash 'n' Dash $7

Splash 'n' Dash Car Wash $7

Single Pass Soap
High-Pressure Rinse
Spot Free Rinse

Your car will sparkle without ever stepping out of it.
Special Offer

Basic Auto Maintenance Class

The Third Saturday of each month

Learn the basics of Auto maintenance like oil change, putting on a spare tire, and, windshield wiper replacement. Fixing your car yourself can save you big money in the long run.
- Ages 16 +
- $20 min
- 4 / max 6

Call Auto Hobby at 247-2310 to sign up today

Basic Welding Class:

Classes Second and Fourth Saturday of each month

The Auto Hobby Shop is holding basic welding classes. Learn the equipment available at the Auto Hobby Shop. Learn basic wire-feed (MIG) welding principles and how to diagnose different types of welds.

The class is geared toward automotive repair and common practices.

- Class is 45 min instruction and 1 hr 15 min hands-on
- Registration is required at least two days prior and cancellation fees apply within 24 hours prior to class.
- For safety reasons, participants must wear long pants (jeans) and closed-toed shoes/boots with no synthetic material, including running shoes.
- 10 am - noon
- $20 equipment and gear provided (however, if you have your own gear you want to use feel free to bring it) - Age 18 and up
- Participants 1 minimum / 4 maximum
- Payment is due at the time of registration.

Call the Auto Hobby Shop at 247-2310 for details and to sign-up.


Lift Stall$5.00 per 1/2 hour
Flat Stall$4.50 per 1/2 hour
Bench Work$3.00 per 1/2 hour


Tire Service

Mount Truck Tire (Shop Staff)$12.00 per tire
Mount Car Tire (Shop Staff)$10.00 per tire
Balance Truck Tire$10.00 per tire
Balance Car Tire$8.00
Tire Rotation$20.00 per vehicle
Flat Repair Truck$25.00 per tire
Flat Repair Car (tires off)$25.00 per tire
Nitrogen Tire Fill$6.00 per tire
Tire Disposal$5.00 per tire


Trusted Fairchild Service for Over 30 Years!

Auto Hobby Shop

For you Do-It-Yourselfers, each stall is equipped with a general needs toolbox, workbench, lighted work area, and air. Any specialty tools can be checked out through the tool crib. Our knowledgeable staff is available at all times to answer questions and assist you. We even have online automotive resources to help you get to the heart of any problem.

Not interested in doing your own repairs? Great! Our team has more than 130 years of combined mechanics expertise under the hood to quickly diagnose and fix the problem and get you back on the road.

Visit us, enjoy a snack and watch TV! Give us a call today! (509) 247-2310


Plasma Cutter$20.00 per hour
Oxygen / Acetylene or Arc Welder$20.00 per hour
TIG Welder$20.00 per hour
Wire Feed Welder$20.00 per hour
Minimum Charge1/2 hour


Other Services

Turn Brake Rotor / Drum$15.00 each
Air Conditioning Service (R134a)$85.00 plus materials
Headlight Aiming$25.00 per vehicle
Lube / Oil Filter$25.00
Lube / Oil Filter
(Customer Provided Parts)
Check Engine / Service LightFREE
Transmission Fluid Flush Only$80.00 plus fluids
Coolant Fluid Exchange$80.00 plus fluids
Safety Check Inspection$45.00 per vehicle
Brake Fluid Exchange$80.00 per vehicle
Battery Service$20.00 each
Battery Charge$7.50 each
Lock Out Service
(FAFB Only)
$50.00 per lockout
Jump Start
(FAFB Only)
$50.00 per jump
Shop Labor Rate

$90.00 per hour


Welcome to the Auto Hobby Shop

Below are some guidelines extracted from our regulations and Operating Instructions.  Failure to comply may result in loss of access to shop:

  • Please sign in at the front desk prior to starting work.
    You will be assigned a work area depending on what type of work you intend to do.

  • Shop staff is available for advice and minor assistance.
    If you want us to do the work, current shop labor rates will apply.

  • See shop staff for disposal of any materials that have been contaminated by carburetor and brake cleaners, engine degreasers, fuel filters and paints

  • For Safety reasons, children under the age of 16 are not allowed in the work bays.
    Children 12 to 15 years are eligible to work one on one with a parent or guardian. (Ask shop staff for details)

  • Remove all jewelry while working.
    Secure loose fitting clothing.

  • Shirts and closed toed shoes are required in the shop.

  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the premises.

  • Use of facility for personal monetary gain is prohibited.

  • Do not remove tools, or equipment from the facility.

  • Please clean tools, equipment and stall area prior to checking out.
    If you do not clean up a $10.00 fee will be added to your bill at check out.

  • Clean all oil spills immediately to avoid safety hazards and prevent spill from being tracked throughout the shop.

  • If you have a large spill please notify shop staff, so we can ensure clean-up is in accordance with environmental regulations.

  • Safety stands are required whenever vehicle is jacked up and must be used in pairs

  • Obtain authorization from shop staff prior to using equipment.

  • Due to safety and environmental considerations, work outside of the facility is not permitted.

  • Overnight parking is not permitted. If you are going to have your vehicle towed, please communicate with staff.

  • Personal stereos and radios are not permitted to be played in the shop

It is our desire to make the time you spend here as enjoyable as possible. If there is anything you need, or don’t understand please ask.

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Auto Hobby Shop

220 W Castle St, Fairchild AFB, WA 99011

Temporary Hours

  • Tues - Sat:  9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Sun & Mon: Closed


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