I emailed a local company today about how much they charge for hunter alignment since i'll be fitting new tyres. This is what i got back:
Trying to find someone cheaper for fitting the tyres, so i'll be ringing around (although it seems his prices are about average, blackcircles charge around £13 for fitting)... anyway thats not what this thread is about.Change over of tyres work out at,
Small sizes upto 16" £14-00
Large sizes 17"-19" £16-00
above 19" £20-00 (ALL PRICES INC VAT & VALVE AND BALANCE).
casing disposal £1.50 each
Wheel alighnment starts with a FREE check. Adjustment is from 25-50+vat and each rear adjustment is 10-00+vat(if you vehicle has rear adjusters).
Basically they check the alignment for free, then quote you for the work. I did specify that i knew alignment charges would vary depending on the amount of work required, which is probably why he has been happy to give me rough estimates.
However does this seem to you like a decent deal, or does it sound like one of those "we'll call it a free check, but we're gonna add the price of the check plus a lot more to the work we do afterwards" deals?
The place seems to have a few good reviews online, so i have no reason to distrust them, i just distrust everyone when my wallet is open :P