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Old 06-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Good Places for 4-wheel Allignment?

I'll keep it short and sweet. Last week I finished installed my coilovers, and I'm just about through ensuring they are set at a practical and aesthetically pleasing height.

Looking for members' recommendations on reputable shops to do a 4-wheel alignment.
Also, would it be a good idea to bring my own spec sheet?

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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Search up threads here, lots of info already on the boards.

My personal recommendation would be IAC Tech in Woodbridge. The did a fantastic job on mine and very professional. I've tried multiple shops recommended by others but none beat these guys.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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I'll post this up in case someone wants to chime in about the establishment:
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ384167619

The name isn't very inspiring..
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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Search up threads here, lots of info already on the boards.

My personal recommendation would be IAC Tech in Woodbridge. The did a fantastic job on mine and very professional. I've tried multiple shops recommended by others but none beat these guys.
I tried IAC last year based on Max recommendations, but I had a horrific experience there (http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/show...63#post1495263).

I wound up going to LevelAuto in east Scarborough. A bit out of the way for me, but well worth the drive.

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:48 PM   #5
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I tried IAC last year based on Max recommendations, but I had a horrific experience there (http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/show...63#post1495263).

I wound up going to LevelAuto in east Scarborough. A bit out of the way for me, but well worth the drive.

Level Auto is a joke - I don't recommend anyone going there, especially for any BMW service or repairs. They over booked, tell you that you need things that you don't and the service techs are rookies at best.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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I disagree. If you're looking for a joke, IAC is it. I booked for 9:30 and I didn't get out of there until 12:30. And this was for an alignment that they did not perform. They charged me $99 for an inspection!

At Level Auto, I was in at my booked time and out in 30 minutes. Fast and professional. The same vehicle at IAC was denied an alignment because they said it needed $1600 in repairs. I've been back to Level one other time for a suspension repair and it was done on time and within estimate.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:44 AM   #7
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Level Auto is a joke - I don't recommend anyone going there, especially for any BMW service or repairs. They over booked, tell you that you need things that you don't and the service techs are rookies at best.
wtf are you talking about?

level auto is superb. have always sent all my alignments there...no mess no fuss...job gets done perfect the first time around....all appointments are on a very timely manner...marc is a very good mechanic...
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:23 AM   #8
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Well guys... I'll be posting up my feedback as well, I called IACTech and got a pretty crazy quote for my Alignment, although there are a lot of positive feed backs for them, I know the owner of Level Auto and I will be taking my car there... I'll keep you all posted. Last place I went to couldn't get my car on the machine as it was too low lol... Damn stretched low profile tires lol...
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:11 AM   #9
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level auto is a joke - i don't recommend anyone going there, especially for any bmw service or repairs. They over booked, tell you that you need things that you don't and the service techs are rookies at best.
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said i needed 1k worth of repairs before they can do the job. Brought it to my regular guys and they said my car was good to go and did not need anything what level recommended.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #10
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It seems that you need to "know" the guys at Level to have an "in" to make sure you get good service. IMO I won't take my car anywhere that doesn't give the exact same service to every client that uses their service.

The fact that there is sketchy reviews on Level Auto means that some people are getting good service and some are getting sketchy service. Huge red flag for new clients looking to use them for any type of service.

They clearly don't deal with BMW specifically so I don't even know why I wasted my time going there in the first place. I'm just trying to save people from the shotty experience I had when I went for my first visit.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #11
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wtf are you talking about?

level auto is superb. have always sent all my alignments there...no mess no fuss...job gets done perfect the first time around....all appointments are on a very timely manner...marc is a very good mechanic...
Maybe his alignments are good, I didn't even get there because he quoted me abunch of work that wasn't even needed and wouldn't do the alignment. So wtf am I talking about: a shotty mechanic that is unprofessional and will be flammed on here and shouldn't touch a BMW and will never touch my M3.

I don't understand these mechanics that think they can scam people and actually believe that people won't talk about it and tell others.
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I know of him and it "seems" the negative posts are from people with 2-4 posts on this forum... for the record, as mentioned I will post my experience...
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:24 AM   #13
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I really want to go here: http://canalignment.com/
But it is so far..

So any opinions on bringing my own spec sheet?
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #14
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If you want your car to be aligned according to your own spec sheet;
you really dont need anybody's opinion .. isnt it?

and if you want to go to Can Alignment, which I believed you think is a better alignment shop than what others were suggesting(arguing).. then make an appoinment and make the effort to drive there..
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #15
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anybody have experience with those big garage names like Midas, Firestone, and Speedy, Active Green & Ross. They all do alignments, anybody bring their cars to them?
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