View Full Version : Alignment

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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