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North Vancouver/Lower Mainland alignment shop recommendations

Discussion in 'Canada' started by DannyD, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    DannyD

    DannyD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So had my truck since new. No issues with alignment or balancing but I figured after 3 or so years without looking at it minaswell get it checked out for tire wear, fuel ecomoney etc. Even though it operated perfect. Big mistake

    Took it to Kal Tire in north vancouver. Got it back with the steering wheel of a couple degrees to the right and a slight drift to the left on freeway. Left hand on wheel always keeping it driving center. Also at 90-110km/h I now get steering wheel shake.

    Took it back, they did everything again and said its good but I got no improvement. So fuck them, take it as a loss and move on, left a horrible review on google which made me feel better lol.

    So then I take it to fountain Tire just to check balancing. Paid another $30/tire and no improvement. And they checked alignment and they said it's as close as they can could get it and didn't even attempt a fix. With two numbers in the red. I then rotate my tires on my own to see if I can get a bad rim on the back and that improved the shake 80%.

    I need a shop that takes pride in there work and can do a good alignment and balancing.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2019 at 1:36 AM
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    cheeseit

    cheeseit Well-Known Member

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    I'd recommend Dales Alignment in Langley.

    He's honest. When I took my truck in for an alignment he noticed that one of my front brakes was seized up which he recommended I fixed before he aligned it. Didn't charge me anything and I took it back after fixing it.
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2019 at 1:55 AM
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    jnmargarit

    jnmargarit Well-Known Member

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    Second this. Dales alignment in Langley.
    I took mine there as well
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    DannyD

    DannyD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cool. I'll give them a shout
     
  5. Mar 13, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    TinoTaco

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    Third in for Dale's. They're well respected. They did wonders on my lowered stuff in the past, and I'll go to them for my lift when I finally save up the dough.

    https://dalesauto.ca/
     

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