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      02-09-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Is an alignment supposed to cost $250?

Pretty hefty if it is.
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I'd say no more than $100...
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      02-09-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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Should no be more then $150 AT MOST, even from the stealership.
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      02-10-2009, 12:15 AM   #4
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I've paid between $150-$199 for alignment at dealers. Some even charge $299 for active steering.
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      02-10-2009, 12:56 AM   #5
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Should be around $100-120 for a 4 wheel alignment, at least around my house.
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      02-10-2009, 05:11 PM   #6
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Hay guys its Will from WheelSTO! I used to work at a BMW dealership and we would charge two hours for an alignment, even if the vehicle has active steering! Depending on there hourly rate $250 sounds about right! Hope I was some help.
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My dealer ripped me off and charged me $240. I let them hear my opinion about that.

FWIW, the local tire shop, with the same digital machine, said it was $100.
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      02-11-2009, 12:36 AM   #8
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Non-dealers can definitely do it for cheaper, but make sure they have the right specs and procedures... I usually go to dealers for alignment just for a peace of mind... because if they mess with you, you can call BMWNA...
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      02-13-2009, 08:12 AM   #9
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If you came into the dealership where i work, I would charge you 99.95.
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I went to Wheelwarehouse in Anaheim, CA and they charged me $89.
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      02-21-2009, 03:22 PM   #11
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Go to Sonic Motorworks in Mountain View. They use state-of-the-art alignment equipment and cost a fraction of what you were quoted. Tell them Jlevi sent ya
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