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Toad
08-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Is it normal for an alignment to take 2 1/2 hours? My local studio says that's how long it takes them.

msjulie33
08-06-2014, 08:46 PM
Sounds a bit long but are they assuming the rear axle needs shims etc?

jguerdat
08-07-2014, 11:11 AM
There's little to align on a stock Abarth - only front toe and check the other parameters for being in range. If you're using camber bolts or doing the rear shims, time would be longer.

Alec
08-07-2014, 01:13 PM
They could also be factoring in time to sign the vehicle in, dispatch it to the technician, get the previous vehicle off the alignment rack, etc.

The actual alignment could take as little as 20 minutes, but the logistics of running a shop aren't that simple :) 2.5 hours is a reasonable amount of time to get an alignment done.

Toad
08-07-2014, 01:17 PM
Well I think it sounds a little long to me. Thanks for info

jguerdat
08-08-2014, 07:27 AM
I've had it take almost two hours for an oil change. Who knows why?