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Old 20th February 2021, 13:07   #1
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Default My wheel alignment recommendation for Scottish members

Hi all,

I'm not exactly sure how many other forum members are from North of the border but I just wanted to do a wee post as I know it's a pain trying to figure out where to go for things like alignments. I've just been at Redpath Tyres this morning. I am not affiliated with the company and it was only my first time there today...

I'd gone to National twice in recent months for an alignment and both times left unhappy. The car still pulling to the left and, after the last time, the steering wheel not even straight. Those guys also booked me in for a four wheel alignment and when I turned up they said they don't do them...

What a contrast today at Redpath. Very friendly guy had me drive onto the ramp. Full hunter and hawk eye setup. I had the pleasure of walking about under the car - much easier than lying on your back to see how things are! My alignment was well out of spec. I can't say I was surprised. I was surprised however to see him turning the bolts at the rear no problem. Only stumbling block was he needed different tools to access one of them as the access was tight and his ratchet and socket too fat. So for now, he's adjusted my front and booked me back in next weekend to do the full works. No charge today.

Makes a nice change to leave the garage happy! The car is already tracking better.

Disclaimer: like I said it was only my first time using them so this is a general recommendation at best
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Good to hear. I might take my car there to get the tracking done, too.
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Hi Andrew, yes, there are a lot of 75 owners in Scotland. Pity the 'All Rover Rally' is cancelled again for this year......usually the last Sunday in May at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry.
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Hi Andrew, yes, there are a lot of 75 owners in Scotland. Pity the 'All Rover Rally' is cancelled again for this year......usually the last Sunday in May at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry.
It's good to hear and a shame yes.

I used to go to St Andrews every summer for many years. I can think of quite a few locations there that would look great in the background of a Rover 75 photograph.
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Try here, free 4 wheel alignment check and prices good also. http://autotecscotland.co.uk/quick-check-lane/
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Mission four wheel alignment has failed yet again

This time round they had the tools but that last pesky bolt did not want to move. Before giving up I handed them a breaker bar and some sealey sockets for tired old bolt heads out the boot but things were reaching the stage that the bolt was just going to round off or his arm was going to dislocate. No heat available as they can't get oxygen... Due to covid!

Disappointed but still pleased at the efforts. The guy checked the fronts again and off I went. For now... I give up and move on with my life!

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