Brake and Alignment Services at Cooper Pit Stop (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Arlington

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Most people never read the owner's manual for their car, which is a shame because it explains how to tell if your car is inhabited by a ghost. Talk to the experts with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $69 for one-front end brake service and brake check ($169 value)
  • $135 for four wheel brake service and brake check ($338 value)
  • $55 for four wheel alignment ($129 value)

Wheel Alignment: Sending You Straight Down the Road

Most cars only received alignments on their front two wheels up until 30 years ago. Read on to find out why that changed.

Many mechanics spend their days tinkering with cameras, though they have no portrait portfolio to show for it. That’s because computerized wheel-alignment equipment typically relies on four high-tech camera systems mounted around the wheels. Instead of snapping pictures, each camera maps its own location, noting the angle of its designated wheel and axle in relation to its three counterparts. From these measurements, automotive technicians can determine if and where alignments are needed, be it adjusting a positive camber—when the wheel angles too far out from the center of the vehicle—or fiddling with a negative caster, which occurs when the steering axis pivots to the front of the car. Techs also inspect the wheel’s toe; if the two front tires are closer together than the back tires, this is known as toe-in (imagine a pigeon-toed car), while the opposite is called toe-out (bowlegged). When not angled correctly, the suspension and steering systems can cause a range of problems, from simply wearing down tires to inhibiting the car from driving in a straight line.

Prior to around 1980, the majority of vehicles only received alignment on their front wheels, leaving the back rollers to fend for themselves. Yet, with the influx of four-wheel-drive vehicles came the necessity for all-wheel alignments. Today, 44% of cars receive four-wheel alignments, and though more expensive than their front-end or rear-axle thrust-angle predecessors, the service is a definite necessity for any car with four-wheel drive or an adjustable rear suspension.

In a Nutshell

Keep cars road-worthy with brake checks and alignment services

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Limit one per person. Walk-ins accepted for all options except brakes. Brake services not valid on Saturdays and require appointment a minimum of an hour before. Extra fee for oversized vehicles. Brake Special does not include rotors or brake systems. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who strive to keep their car looking good and running well