Belvoir Auto Center

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  1. cltmedic

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    has anyone been to the auto center on Fort Belvoir? They seem to have everything needed for a pretty decent amount of work. I live in an apartment in Alexandria so this seems like a good option.
     
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    Is that the shop where those with base access can reserve spaces and do their own work?

    If so, I was there many years ago helping a friend do his front brakes and complete a spring-over. Have a lift was great, and they have a decent supply of tools, including air. Sure beats the parking space next to my duplex.
     
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    Sometimes they keep a mechanic on staff to answer questions too.
     
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    Check out Boiling AFB, there auto hobby shop isn't bad. Ft Meyer in Arlington also has an auto hobby shop.
     
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    I hear ya. That's why Im interested.
     
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    Any of these have an alignment rack?
     
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    You need someone very skilled with an alignment rack to make one useful.
     
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    What are you trying to say....my lesson on alignments from high school auto shop class 18 years ago doesn't qualify me as "someone very skilled"??
     
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    I'm saying I work on cars all day long and I wouldn't attempt to do an alignment. The guys that do them well and actually care are priceless. Way too many folks attempt alignments without really knowing the ins and outs and just fudge the numbers. My junk I do with straight edges and a tape measure. Customer's vehicles go to Warrenton Tire and Auto. Their alignemt guy is top notch.
     
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    Oh thaaats what you're trying to say.
     
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    Is it still the same guy? I need to get mine checked before we leave town now that I've put some miles on since the suspension upgrade.
     
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    I think the same guy is still there. I haven't been in in a while.
     
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    Have you been going somewhere else?
     
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    I've been using RCS in Bealeton since they're closer to the shop. Their alignment guy is terrible though and I have to hold his hand to the point that I may as well do it myself. They were good for a while and then switched alignment techs. If it didn't eat over an hour round trip I'd still be using Warrenton Tire.
     
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    That's what I needed to hear. Thanks, man. I think I'll send Kim down to Warrenton tomorrow complete with steering gear box leak to get the alignment checked just in case. Not sure 600 more miles is really going to ruin a set of K02s, though.

    Well. Fixed that "steering box leak" by fixing the clamp on a PS hose that's under the battery box.
     
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