Alignments are the beginning of many a bigger ticket, which is why you see very low prices and coupons for them everywhere. I'm letting you in on a little secret. Those shops aren't making anything -and are even losing money- on the stand alone alignment service, but it's a profitable marketing strategy, which is why they keep doing it.
Get an Alignment with Confidence
In any business transaction or negotiation, knowledge is power. If you know a little bit about what you are getting done, you can be confident as you negotiate.
When talking about cars, your vehicle's alignment refers to how the tires are situated and how they contact the road. In the factory, your car's alignment is set to a certain specification. The alignment is important for tire wear and proper steering operation.
I see a lot of vehicles brought in for an alignment because it pulls one way or another. There are things that can cause this other than alignment. A common cause of a vehicle that pulls can be a tire issue, and this can be fixed with a tire rotation or replacement. This is important to you because a tire rotation is either free or at least cheaper than an alignment. However, if the vehicle pulls, it is possible it's due to needing an alignment.
Posted in Automotive repair Post Date 03/14/2017