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Quicky car question....alignment

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Our beloved ' 94 Camry needs an alignment.

    Any idea how much this will cost?

    (I know I could google around and look but it's Friday night and I'm lazy)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Most tire shops can do it for under $100. The breakdown is about $50 for the alignment, then another $35 o $40 for a tire rotation and balancing.
     
  3. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Should be $50 or $60. But don't forget you'll need new struts for $1,700.
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Batman,
    You are a gentleman and a scholar.
    Thanks.
     
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    You, sir, are not. :)
     
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Glad to help.
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    Coming up to 300,000 kms on the beat. (That's about 180,00 miles for the foreigners) :)
     
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    JR, if there are Firestone locations in your corner of the world, check into their lifetime alignment deal if you're going to hang on to your current machine for at least a year or two more.

    It costs about $130 US when I got it for my current vehicle more than four years ago - pricey, yes - but it also means you don't pay for another alignment on the vehicle for as long as you own it. So, for example, if you need 3-4 alignments over the time span for which you own your vehicle, you come out well ahead.
     
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    Sam my man, thanks.

    We do have Firestone and Green & Ross.

    I was going to check with my mechanic first--I'd rather have him do it but he may just tell me, "Take it to them. They'll be cheaper".
     
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Anytime, JR.

    I've bought the lifetime alignment for my last two machines. Had the first one four years and I'm sure I took it in for alignment at least four times. My current machine is 4.5 years old, and on top of the times when my vehicle has starting drifting, it paid off when I had no choice to climb a curb to avoid a swerving drunk driver after a crazy Friday desk shift.

    If Firestone still offers it - and the reputations of the locations in your world aren't too ugly - look into it.
     
  11. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Not funny. :(
     
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    My reaction too, Walter. :)
     
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