NAVSTA Newport - Auto Skills Center & Car Wash

The Navy MWR Auto Skills Program provides indoor stall space and a variety of tools to work on personal vehicles.  This is a self-help facility.  Car wash system includes options for foam wash, rinse, spot free rinse, wax and drying.  To use this part of the facility, press the garage door open button on the side of the bay door and pull in.  When finished, simply close the door behind you.  Additional amenities include new vacuums, a change dispenser and products available for purchase in the vending machines located outside the Auto Skills Center on the far left end of the building. 

Please note: Patrons must sign in at front desk before driving vehicle into a bays 1-7.  Children under the age of 10 years old are not allowed inside the Auto Skills Center.  No painting, gas tank work or washing of the engine compartment. 

Auto Center Amenities

  • Two oil change vehicle lifts (one for small cars only)
  • Three work bays
  • Battery charger and hand tools

Car Wash Amenities

  • Indoor coin-operated, do-it-yourself car wash bay available 24/7
  • Vending machines with car cleaning accessories
  • Two outdoor vacuums


This MWR facility is open to active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, eligible family members, DoD civilians and contractors with base access.