Automotive Services at Outlet Mufflers & Tire (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Salt Lake City

28 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Mechanics help maintain and balance vehicles via all-wheel alignment and front-wheel balance, safety inspections, or brake-pad installation

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Extra fee for oversized vehicles. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $25 for emissions test and inspection ($55 value)
  • $65 for all-wheel alignment and front-wheel balance service ($130 value)
  • $75 for brake-pad installation for one front or rear axle ($150 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.

Customer Reviews

28 Ratings

The Owner is an outstanding guy!!! I really appreciate his service and friendliness...
MIKE C. · November 21, 2016
Did alignment in less than 30 minutes. Great job!
Spencer B. · July 9, 2016
They did a great job on my alignment fixed the issue on my car
Taylor W. · December 17, 2015
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    Salt Lake City

    813 S 300 W

    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    +18015339046

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