Bad Alignment and unecessary work at Speedy

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Town: Stellenbosch
Vehicle: 2008 Hilux D4D
Real Name: Carel

Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:03 pm

My Hilux needed new shocks, so I called around and got the best quote at Speedy in Cape Town CBD. I also requested a wheel alignment. They offered to do a 24point check for free and I agreed.

Speedy called me a couple of hours after taking the bakkie in and said they found that the stabiliser links needs to be replaced and rear brakes reskimmed and replaced. I just had a major service less than 500 kms ago done beforehand (that's how I knew the shocks needed replacing) and they didn't say anything about the brakes so I was a little skeptical.

Walked to the shop and inspected the brakes myself, they looked a little worn to be sure, but still had some wear left. Only one of the stabiliser links were loose, but I decided to replace both anyway.

Driving home on the highway, the bakkie pulled right and picked up a vibration at about 100km/h-110km/h.

I took her in to Market Toyota Cape Town the next day where I was treated like royalty. They inspected the brakes and said she would be fine until the next major service and they only charged me for a wheel alignment that I requested. Afterwards everything was perfect, no more pulling to the right and no more vibration.
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:12 pm

Glad Market Toyota sorted you out.
Did Speedy pay for the realignment?
If not, they should have as it was their work that had to be redone.
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:41 pm

one would expect that after replacement of shocks that wheel alignment will be done as standard!!! useless!!!!
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