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Auto Crafts

Overview

Fort Bliss MWR Auto Crafts is here to help you with your vehicles.

  • Do-it-yourself hobby shop has eleven bays with lifts, five bays without lifts, and one pit.  The cost is $9/hour.
  • Hobbyists can perform routine maintenance on their vehicle such as oil and filter changes, tire rotation, lubrication, and radiator flushing.
  • Vehicle storage is available for more long-term projects.
  • Certified mechanics provide detailed work such as brake jobs, complete with disk and drum turning.
  • Texas State Inspection validation services

Automotive Skills shop patrons must attend a 30-minute safety class before using shop equipment. Classes are $5 and offered Wednesday and Thursday at 5p.m. and Saturday at 8a.m.

State Inspections

What you need to know about Texas State Inspections

  • Inspections are conducted under legal requirements and standards set forth by the state of Texas and must be followed exactly as written.
  • Please sign in when you arrive and wait in the area to ensure timely service; you may also leave your vehicle for inspections and we will notify you upon completion.
  • Average completion time is 25 minutes; heavy wait times will occur during the first and last few days of the month.
  • Bring a valid (non-expired) insurance card and, to the best of your ability, make sure all systems are working properly
    • Horn, lights, parking brake operational
    • Tires and brakes in good condition
    • No broken lens covers
  • Vehicles less than 2 years and more than 25 years, and all government vehicles receive safety tests only; emissions inspections are not required. Vehicles more than 2 and less than 25 years, will receive both safety and emissions tests.
  • Inspection personnel are required by law to place the sticker on the vehicle at the time of inspection.
  • Emissions testing requires that the engine be warm (10-15 minutes).
  • Personnel with out of state plates should consult the inspector for the most current information regarding inspections and vehicle licensing procedures for their state.
  • Ask the inspector for information if you plan to change your state plates to Texas plates.
Auto Crafts POV Storage Lot

The Auto Crafts POV Storage Lot in now open to accommodate patrons vehicle storage needs.  Reservations can be made at the Auto Crafts Center, 820 Marshall Road, Tuesday - Friday from 11:30am to 5pm. 

Vehicles must be operable or stored on a trailer.  Lot can hold vehicles/trailers up to 50' in length. Vehicles must be registered and insured.

Cost is $30 per month.  There are 158 spots available to rent.

Customer Survey

What would YOU like to learn about your car?

Auto Crafts "What would you like to learn" survey. We are gaining your thoughts and opionions on what you would like to learn at the Auto Craft Shop. Please "check" all boxes below that you would be interested in, also share any suggestions or ideas that you would like to see added to our upcoming class schedule.

Services and Pricing
Services Available Price
Oil Changes Starting at $42 
Radiator Flush

Varies by vehicle and size: Includes labor,
BG flush kit and 1gal. regular coolant. Dexcool extended life coolant is extra.

Alignment $80 most passenger cars. $120 4X4, SUV 4
wheel alignment (no wheels 18" and above)
Tune-ups Prices vary per vehicle age and mileage.
Brakes

Prices vary per vehicle. Wheels must be
removed for inspection.

Flat Tire Repair $9- off vehicle *No tires over 20"*
Balance only $8 per tire- passenger cars
SUV, Trucks, 4X4 $9 per tire
18"-22" tires $15 per tire
Rotation Only $15 all vehicles
Tire Mount $5 per tire*
  *Low profile tire mounts vary in price. Please inquire with shop.
Texas State Safety and Emissions Testing Pricing
Safetyonly $7.00- Vehicles less than 2 years
and those over 25 years
Safety and Emissions $18.50
Emissions Only $7.00 *Out of State vehicles w/ safety sticker
Shop Labor Rate $80/ hour using the Chilton Labor Manual

All services are offered on a first come, first served basis.

  • Auto Crafts: Full-Service
  • Effective COB March 20, 2020, this facility is open with a cap of 10 patrons at a time until further notice. Please check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/blissmwr/ for updates.
  • Hours:
    Monday
    Closed
    Tuesday
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Thursday
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Friday
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday
    8:00am-5:00pm
    Sunday
    Closed
    Federal Holidays
    Closed
    Training Holidays
    8:00am-5:00pm
  • Auto Hobby Shop (Do-it-yourself)
  • Please be advised: the mandatory cleanup in the DIY bays is 7pm. Safety Orientation classes held Tuesday - Friday at 9am.
  • Hours:
    Monday
    Closed
    Tuesday
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Wednesday
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Thursday
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Friday
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Saturday
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Sunday
    Closed
    Federal Holiday
    Closed
    Training Holidays
    8:00am-4:00pm
    Christmas Eve/New Year's Eve
    Closed