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      05-08-2010, 02:44 PM   #1
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Great Wheel Alignment in Toronto ($60): Altech Automotive REVIEW

Hey guys, as you know I've been looking to have my alignment done after the dealership messed up.

Al Tech Automotive Limited‎
384 Olivewood Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2Z9(416) 231-1611‎

1. Tried an Ottawa shop - they aligned but couldn't centre steering wheel

2. Otto's BMW - Aligned, but couldn't be bothered to centre my wheel

3. I finally decided to try out Altech Automotive, in part due to the e90Post discount of $60, taxes in...which is way cheaper than any other place. Lexus IS club and Mazda forums use him as well.

4. RESULT: The BEST alignment I have ever had done, and the best automotive service...believe me I was shocked


How/who: Pat @ Al Tech has experience working on BMWs, madaz, Ferraris, Bentleys, and classic cars for the past 25 years...but a lot of people have this experience.

The KEY that puts Pat @ Al Tech above everyone else is two things: he has attention to detail and takes the full amount of time to achieve a proper alignment including wheel centering; the price is $60 taxes in, which cannot be beat; and he is more than willing to try a few times until you are satisfied.

This is the FIRST shop across two cities that has been able to centre my stering wheel.

what they use Pat has the latest $40 000 of LED-based alignment equipment...which is one generation BETTER than the laser-based system used by dealerships etc.

I highly recommend this shop to all E90 post members; AL Tech is one of those small shops that does great work, but doesn't have much press...and lets be honest, the price is impossible to beat. I am still shocked. The quality of the alignment and wheel centering was superb.

He will give you a printout..which I have not scanned. I took a picture of my alignment...in this case, showing how bad it was when I brought it in (3/4 wheels were off in camber and/or toe).
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      05-14-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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Just went earlier today, very good service, and fast too
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      05-14-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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Need alignment done soon and steering wheel aligned. Going to definitely check this place out
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      05-16-2010, 01:54 AM   #4
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i'm posting a pic of the work on my car too....

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      05-16-2010, 05:15 AM   #5
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wasnt that clip thing mount on your wheel will result a scratch and paint will chip off?
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wasnt that clip thing mount on your wheel will result a scratch and paint will chip off?
NOpe...not when its Pat's hands. Try to get Pat to do it, he's passionate about his cars...def no scratch on the wheels. He does F-cars, 7-series, etc.

Don't forget to mention the E90post discount cash.
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interesting, i need an alignment
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      05-16-2010, 12:30 PM   #8
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nope didn't scrach mine!! the scrach on the front lip was not caused by him if that's what the concern is...
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Pat is a great guy to deal with! +1 on him being extra careful on the cars he works on, you should have no worries
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So let me get this straight? No pun attended.

An 4 wheel alignment costs $60 taxes in?
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Doctor_vino - is this the same place that you told me about, but a different location?
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I'll definitely be making the trip down to see Pat for an alignment. What's the walk in price...price for non-BMW's?

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NOpe...not when its Pat's hands. Try to get Pat to do it, he's passionate about his cars...def no scratch on the wheels. He does F-cars, 7-series, etc.

Don't forget to mention the E90post discount cash.
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So $60 cash is the total price?
I haven't been to that area in a while.. but is that the old hot-rod scotts building or something? Or are they still around?
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I need one done to. Im down to meet up with any of guys/girls to go do alignment any time.
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60$?! sweet!!!
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I need one done to. Im down to meet up with any of guys/girls to go do alignment any time.
im getting kw v1s installed tomorrow....ill need alignment as well. Probably will be going next week. Hola!
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^ Cool, im in, just let me know ahead of time when exactly u want to go so i dont make plans for that time
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Yea I will be getting my alignment in about another week as well. Installed the coilovers and letting it settle for about 2 weeks.
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Hey Ownage.

Booked my appointment for Saturday May 29th 11am. They are not open on long weekend saturdays.

Book it then
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Hey Ownage.

Booked my appointment for Saturday May 29th 11am. They are not open on long weekend saturdays.

Book it then
Took me less then 20 sec to book the appointment lol.

Im right after you at 11.30 AM

A2G Book it too, you'll have enough time for coils to settle.
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BOOKED for Fri May 21 at 10 am!! I'll let you all know how it goes.
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Lol this place will be rammed with E9Xs....
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