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Do i need to lower the chassis to do a wheel alignment?

I was told during a service that i needed a wheel alignment and that the chassis would have to be lowered to do it is this true because it sounda a bit extreme for a wheel alignment?

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Wheel alignments are done at the height the car is presented at. A lowered car will need the settings reset of if the car is raised same thing. no it is not true

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

  • Andrea Jan 09, 2013

    Thank you that is what I thought stupid mechanic trying to rip me lol

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    stevenschamb Jan 09, 2013

    Many good shops have computers that get true results. The car is on a platform. I myself replaced the front end. I measured with a tape measure. It worked fine. I took it to NBT tires and the mechanic told me I needed a new steering gear at $800. I knew better than that, so I took it to PepBoys to have the alignment checked. I did not need a steering gearbox. The mechanic told me I was very close. He fixed it good and charge was around $39 becasue he had to do so little.

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