WIM (and all other names by which they may be known) are excellent.
I thought going to the dealer for a wheel alignment was a joke.... but apparently not! As a first step I will get a quote from HR Owen; to be fair they have not been bad to me parts wise- have gotten a trade price on my Lambo parts, and the recent wheel bearing for the QPV. I've just never used them for actual labour/service.I tried HR Owen who, after they'd glared down their nose at me no doubt checking whether I was wearing the right old school tie, announed that they would only "deem" to take mine in after a full diagnostic scan costing £127 plus VAT! What a bunch of snobs My Hunter effort is as above in thread. Does run much better now than before, even though its rear end isn't complete. What a faff around for such a prestige production car!
There's also SuperCar Italia next to Biggin Hill airport who quoted me £200 +VAT. I don't know whether they stock the shims or not. Yes, others claiming to be Italian supercar specialists just sighed into the middle distance when I asked...
Chichester or Soton's a bit of a run out for me. Luckily was at Southampton as a student (in the 60s ;-) so wouldn't lose a day.
CatmanV2's recommendation Wheels in Motion are Chesham. They seem to have other names -- Blackboots and Chesham Tyres. There's also an address listed in Tonbridge. But dunno if that's uptodate
Well I just got quoted £510+VAT for a 4 wheel alignment by HR Owen.... I'm actually speechless..I tried HR Owen who, after they'd glared down their nose at me no doubt checking whether I was wearing the right old school tie, announed that they would only "deem" to take mine in after a full diagnostic scan costing £127 plus VAT!
Thanks for the update. I've got the QP5 '08MY with 19" rims -- think over there you refer to it as "Automatica"? Am planning on going to Lancaster Maserati today to see whether I can get anymore service history as I've only got service stamps in the service book but no invoices.I finally got around to adjusting the rear toe alignment. As I stated previously I recently adjusted the camber, which resulted in a bit of toe-in. In dry conditions I did not have any issues, but yesterday we had rain and as I was driving on the highway the rear end was fish-tailing slightly depending on which tire had the most grip - it was very alarming - not safe. So as soon as I got home, I adjusted the toe to be "0". I was not able to rotate the rod-link for some reason, so I had to actually disconnect the inner rod end from the frame of the car and adjust the inner eye, and reconnect everything. It was a pain but the job is done.