The Wheel Alignment Centre Southampton

The Wheel Alignment Centre Southampton

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LSPC

Original Poster:

78 posts

173 months

Saturday 22nd April 2017
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Another thumbs up for Nick @ WAC Southampton TOP fella, what he doesn't know about alignment aint worth knowing. Transformed my Jag in no time and at a very reasonable price, worth traveling for guys !!

mikeyscott

1,183 posts

153 months

Saturday 22nd April 2017
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I need to pay him a visit with my BMW and Mini Cooper S.

Both have very unsettled rides.

SDavyy

54 posts

47 months

Saturday 22nd April 2017
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Two emails and no replies still frown

mikeyscott

1,183 posts

153 months

Saturday 22nd April 2017
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SDavyy said:
Two emails and no replies still frown
Always call Nick

LSPC

Original Poster:

78 posts

173 months

Sunday 23rd April 2017
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Yeah best to call get the feeling he's too busy for emails !! did send him one myself but he said he rarely gets time for them .

Benbay001

4,995 posts

102 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
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I went there 2 or 3 weeks ago. Very good service and the car feels much better!

Speculatore

1,834 posts

180 months

Friday 5th May 2017
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I took my Bentley Continental GT in there as soon as I bought it. Since then I have had the calipers removed and powder coated so was wondering if I would need to get the alignment checked again.

I have emailed Nick twice with no response.

zed4

7,247 posts

167 months

Friday 5th May 2017
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Speculatore said:
I took my Bentley Continental GT in there as soon as I bought it. Since then I have had the calipers removed and powder coated so was wondering if I would need to get the alignment checked again.

I have emailed Nick twice with no response.
I've never taken a Bentley apart, but I highly doubt that removing a caliper would affect wheel alignment.

catfood12

964 posts

87 months

Tuesday 9th May 2017
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What do they charge for alignment check and adjustments ?

Claude455

112 posts

91 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Speculatore said:
I took my Bentley Continental GT in there as soon as I bought it. Since then I have had the calipers removed and powder coated so was wondering if I would need to get the alignment checked again.

I have emailed Nick twice with no response.
When he didn't respond to the first e-mail did you not think to pick up the telephone and call him?

He probably could have answered your question and booked you in in the same amount of time it would have taken you to compose your original e-mail.

In general I have nothing but praise - I've taken several cars to Nick over the years and would recommend him without question.


Speculatore

1,834 posts

180 months

Thursday 11th May 2017
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Claude455 said:
When he didn't respond to the first e-mail did you not think to pick up the telephone and call him?

He probably could have answered your question and booked you in in the same amount of time it would have taken you to compose your original e-mail.

In general I have nothing but praise - I've taken several cars to Nick over the years and would recommend him without question.
Yes I did. But as I live and work in Holland from Monday to Friday I thought a quick email via his company website would be a little cheaper. If you are willing to pay my mobile bill I will happily give him a call.

I have also used Nick for a number of years as he did my DB9 and as I said, Bentley.

Rather than bother Nick with a call I thought I would gauge opinion on the forum and make a decision from there.

Anyway.. many thanks for your valuable input.

Ray Luxury-Yacht

8,752 posts

161 months

Saturday 7th April 2018
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Had a new set of tyres fitted recently to my Mk.3 Skoda Octavia VRS, at a large well-known tyre fitters in the South.

At the same time, I had a four-wheel tracking done on their 'laser' alignment jig. I told the guy that the steering wheel was slightly off-centre, and the car had not been handling terribly well lately - probably due to all the pot-holes I've had to drive over. When I drove away, the steering wheel was still slightly off-centre and the car didn't handle much better.

So yesterday I took it to Nick at The Wheel Alignment Centre, which I should have done in the first place. The first thing he said when he got in the car was 'ah I see the steering wheel is lightly off-centre, that must be a bit annoying?!'

He then asked me about how the car was handling, and I explained it to him. Once the equipment was fitted, he looked at the computer screen and said 'ah, I reckon you car is handling like this / that...' which, to my astonishment, was exactly right.

He showed me which settings were miles out of adjustment, and then quickly re-set all four wheels for me (the Mk. 3 VRS has adjustable rear suspension as well).

I drove home in what I can only describe as a completely different vehicle. For 40 quid cash.

This man can only be described as a handling grand wizard in my opinion, and I highly recommend him to anyone! As said by others, good coffee too...

Steve_D

12,521 posts

203 months

Sunday 8th April 2018
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Ray Luxury-Yacht said:
................This man can only be described as a handling grand wizard in my opinion, and I highly recommend him to anyone! As said by others, good coffee too...
He gets a lot of phone calls during his work. You then find he is the help desk for the alignment equipment manufacturer. So, he is not only doing your alignment correctly he is advising others how to do it as well.

Steve

ecsrobin

10,004 posts

110 months

Sunday 8th April 2018
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He’s a wizard for sure. I got new tyres last year, the fitters offered me alignment I declined saying I was off elsewhere the next day to get alignment. Like above he said “I bet it skips when cornering” “sure does” “it won’t now” and sure enough it was like a different car. The next day I headed off for the Stelvio Pass knowing it would handle a treat.

mikeyscott

1,183 posts

153 months

Sunday 8th April 2018
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Must get or three cars to him particular the Mini Cooper S

tyrrell

1,400 posts

153 months

Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Just had Nick sort my McLaren 570S Spider out, car is transformed much more stable under braking, can’t recommend his services enough.

limited slippp

35 posts

63 months

Friday 1st June 2018
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does anyone know if he weights cars if need be? I have an e92 m3 comp pack that needs an alignment.

Steve_D

12,521 posts

203 months

Saturday 2nd June 2018
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limited slippp said:
does anyone know if he weights cars if need be? I have an e92 m3 comp pack that needs an alignment.
If you mean corner weighting then no. Also I do not believe he does ride height.

Steve

genericguy

238 posts

121 months

Saturday 29th June
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Bumping this old thread because I've just visited here and wanted to add to the positive feedback.
Took my mk3 MX5 in today and it only needed two corners adjusting.
He said I would feel a big difference but wasn't expecting much after such a quick adjustment however the car is transformed.
I thought it was fine before but it now feels so much more like my mki and just nicer to drive.

On top of this he gave me a discount because he was finished so quickly (full price was cheap enough!) AND he does the best coffee I've had in any garage/workshop.


Heaveho

1,989 posts

119 months

Tuesday 6th August
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Another thumbs up here, used him for everything I own for several years when I lived in the south. I live in the north now, but still get him to set up my stuff when I'm working down there. I won't let anyone else near the vehicles I own as far as alignment is concerned.