Servicing German Cars in Sarasota and Manatee Counties Since 1979
We have added the Hunter Hawk-Eye Elite wheel alignment system to our array of dealership level equipment. With this "state of the art" alignment system, we can help you get the most enjoyment out of your BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, or Mini Cooper automobile. A precise four wheel alignment is one of the most important things we can do to maintain the the high speed stability built into our wonderful Autobahn cruisers.
Another important factor of a proper and regularly performed wheel alignment is tire life. A very good description of the ill effects of a vehicle out of alignment can be found on one of the popular tire websites: "the vehicle's toe is one of the most critical alignment settings relative to tire wear. A toe setting that is just a little off its appropriate setting can make a huge difference in their wear. Consider that if the toe setting is just 1/16-inch off of its appropriate setting, each tire on that axle will scrub almost seven feet sideways every mile! Extend it out and you'll discover that rather than running parallel to each other, the front tires will scrub over 1/4-mile sideways during every 100 miles of driving! Incorrect toe will rob you of tire life" Picture a pencil eraser scrubbed across paper. That's your tire life being eaten away!
With the use of aftermarket bushing kits, we also have the ability make alignment corrections on vehicles that have been lowered. These bushings can also be used at times to correct for accident damage that cannot be rectified with factory provided adjustments.
The cost of a basic four wheel alignment is $149.95. Some vehicles, due to their design, and / or to correct for excessive bushing wear or impact damage, may require extra time and/or parts. This will naturally add slightly to the cost. We will be pleased to discuss your vehicle's individual alignment requirements.
Call 941-955-1972 to schedule an appointment