Alignment Anyone?

When we were looking for tires, we knew we would have to get an alignment done as well so a couple of weeks ago, I called the Ford dealership in Ayer. They quoted me a price and said they could do it no problem. Earlier this week, I also checked with a couple of local shops hoping we could have one done a little cheaper than what Ford would charge.

Unfortunately, no one could not do it because their machines were too small. I called Ford back to schedule the alignment and the guy on the phone said that they would be unable to do it. I explained to him that I called a couple weeks ago and he apologized and said that not everyone was familiar with the machine length. Hmmm. Don’t you think they should be if they are answering questions?

I called several big tire places and a “big rig” service center and nothing! I was about to give up when, on the way to work earlier this week, I drove by a place in Ashland that I have driven by hundreds of times, never noticing their sign that read “Alignments 4x4s – Trucks – Vans Welcome.” When I got to the office, I called and they were more than happy to do it!

A-1 Auto in Ashland, MA is top notch. I dropped it off in the morning and it was done by noon. Perfect! Jeff, the owner of A-1, was very friendly and we chatted about his old motorhomes. Jeff said that our rig ran great and straight.

Not sure why it was so hard to find a place that performs large vehicle alignments. You would think with all the trucks and buses around this area that someone would have been able to handle it. Well, we lucked out and found a nice place to take our rig for all services. It’s a little ways away but if I can drop it off on the way to work, it’s all good. Thanks, Jeff and A-1 Automotive in Ashland!

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