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Old 12-18-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default Alignment near Framingham?

I'm wondering if anyone could recommend an alignment shop either in Framingham or the surrounding towns (that is open today)? I checked google reviews, but nothing looks too promising.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:06 PM   #2
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Town Fair Tire usually does a good job- there's one in Natick near Dicks Sporting Goods, across from the Natick Mall.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
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I'm going to Wheel Dynamix in Natick on thursday for an alignment, will let you all know how that goes.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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I'm going to Wheel Dynamix in Natick on thursday for an alignment, will let you all know how that goes.
they're awesome, worked on mine and my dads cars more than a few times the owner does 90% of the work there
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:03 PM   #5
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Little late, but goodyear in franklin, Im a tech there
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:42 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, unfortunately I headed home before any of the responses.

Even worse, I've tried most of the alignment places near me, and have had awful experiences with all of them.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:43 PM   #7
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Years ago I used to use a place in Wellesley:

Auto Lab Alignment
8 Spring St
Wellesley, MA 02482-6507
(781) 235-2886

I haven't used them in over 10 years, but they used to be very good.

They are sort off Rt 135/Rt 16 Near the Wellesley Library and Grove St.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:46 PM   #8
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Oh, and in Framingham on Howard St. ZE Carlos (A Brazilian mechanic place) I *think* sublets part of their facilities to an up and comming place that has a sweet alignment rack... I have NO IDEA how good or bad they are.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:53 PM   #9
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Default Good repair shop in Framingham/Natick area?

Hi everyone, hope I can tag on this thread since I can't officially start a new thread myself...I've been lurking before but don't consider myself savvy enough to post for the most part.

Anyway, I'm looking for a decent repair shop or mechanic in the Natick/Framingham area. I have an '05 Impreza 2.5 non-turbo, coming up on 100,000 miles. It's all stock, and I haven't had any major issues so far. I recently moved to Natick this year, so not knowing any better, I took it to Metrowest Subaru for a state inspection/oil change/general checkup. They brought up several issues that they said I would need to deal with sooner rather than later, including both my engine headgaskets are leaking, timing belt and tensioner to be replaced, and mismatched tires.

I felt that the price they quoted me for these repairs were a bit high, and was hoping to find a local place that can do it well and (hopefully) less expensive. Also, which of these issues is the biggest priority, and which can wait until I have a little more free cash? Would appreciate any PMs or replies if you can point me in the right direction. Thanks everyone!
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Hi everyone, hope I can tag on this thread since I can't officially start a new thread myself...I've been lurking before but don't consider myself savvy enough to post for the most part.

Anyway, I'm looking for a decent repair shop or mechanic in the Natick/Framingham area. I have an '05 Impreza 2.5 non-turbo, coming up on 100,000 miles. It's all stock, and I haven't had any major issues so far. I recently moved to Natick this year, so not knowing any better, I took it to Metrowest Subaru for a state inspection/oil change/general checkup. They brought up several issues that they said I would need to deal with sooner rather than later, including both my engine headgaskets are leaking, timing belt and tensioner to be replaced, and mismatched tires.

I felt that the price they quoted me for these repairs were a bit high, and was hoping to find a local place that can do it well and (hopefully) less expensive. Also, which of these issues is the biggest priority, and which can wait until I have a little more free cash? Would appreciate any PMs or replies if you can point me in the right direction. Thanks everyone!
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe many people rave about Speen St. Automotive which is a Subaru specialist IIRC. I'd say give them a shot if you NEED to stick around the Natick area. If you can venture a little farther, give Dent Sport Garage in Needham, MA a shout, and also give a call to Wicked Innovation in Kingston, RI.

DSG and WI both have incredible reviews on this site, and would definitely be in your best interest.
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