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Old 8th November 2011, 13:33   #1
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Default Wheel Balancing & Alignment : Straight Line (Santacruz W, Mumbai)

Hi All,

Info that everyone will find handy. Great Guy call Trevor Pimenta, owns a Company called Straight Line, My cars have been going to him since 1998, where he started working at JC Vile Parle West. He qwns his own business now.Great guy, great team, technically sound. Would suggest if your looking for a switch. He's the man for you. His Mobile Number: 9819350995.



Hi ab500, could you please include some more details if possible. See this thread as an example. Thanks.

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Old 10th November 2011, 16:26   #2
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I second your suggestion. I've been going to Trevor for many many years now. I too used to go to him when he worked at another wheel alignment centre and then when he started his own business, it was a no-brainer for me. All my friends also go to him. He's honest, obliging, technically sound and reasonably priced. He also has a useful reminder service whereby his assistant calls you to remind you when it's time for your routine wheel alignment and balancing / checkup & rotation (for those of us who are too busy to remember ourselves). Thanks to Trevor, with regular alignment, balancing and rotation i've gotten approximately 80,000 kms out of my Michelins !!



I recommend him whole-heartedly !!
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Thanks for sharing! Its very, VERY difficult to find technically competent chaps for something as simple as wheel balancing & alignment. Will definitely check out when my cars need these services next.
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What's the address? what are the charges? Also can you please post both the pros and cons in it? I'm sure there might be some things you wished Trevor would improve on.
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I tried out Trevor's wheel alignment and balancing over the weekend. He is meticulous. I had never seen anyone removing each pebble embedded in the tire treads before balancing the wheel. He did. After balancing each wheel, he would place a yellow dot on the tire sidewall to distinguish it from the ones not yet balanced (they remove all tyres atonce, not one by one). Its this extra care that impressed me.
When I mentioned the removing of pebbles to Trevor, he explained that embedded pebbles would not mar the balancing, but they, over time, could create miniscule perforations in the tread, form where moisture could seep in and corrode the steel belting.
Charges for alignment + balancing 4 alloys (incl weights) was Rs. 900. Well worth it. AB 500 - thanks for recommending him.
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Great experience today!

Background:

Gave the Accord for Alignment + Balancing on Saturday, Dec 31, in Bhandup West. The steering was constantly pulling towards my left and driving was getting a bit tiring. Was passing by the area, saw a nice ggtyre store, with clean equipment, and thought I'd finish the job off. Costed me Rs. 850/-. Gave me the report. Everything looked good. I physically oversaw the whole process, saw the readings.

Today, when I was driving the car again, I felt the steering was wobbling slightly at low speeds!

Decided to try out Trevor and left early from work.

My Experience:

Excellent. Trevor was not around, his assistant Amol was pretty helpful. The machine used apparently is a precise, expensive Made in USA example (was chatting up the machine engineer who had come over). Emerged that two of the tyres were not at all balanced! This despite me verifying the readings at the other store 2 days back! I was shocked!

The work done was really quick - I would say about twice as fast as I've seen so far. The expertise really shows. There's also a separate person who just test drives the car - he's worked at Tata/HM in the past!

My wobbling's completely gone. The car is steering itself hands off! Costed me Rs.950/- and I feel it's worth every penny.

Thanks a TON ab500!
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Where in Santacruz W is this guys place located ?
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Here is US,we go one more step...The latest technology is putting weight on the tires as it spin inside the chamber and as the balancing is in progress a roller presses on the tire simulating load as if the car is rolling on the road.
This will detect any variation in the tires as it rolls on the road.One of the best machine is HUNTER...check the you tube video......
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Shop No 22/23 Dheeraj Heritage Residency II D Wing, Daulat Nagar Circle, Santacruz West, Mumbai - 400054
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Here is US,we go one more step...The latest technology is putting weight on the tires as it spin inside the chamber and as the balancing is in progress a roller presses on the tire simulating load as if the car is rolling on the road.
This will detect any variation in the tires as it rolls on the road.One of the best machine is HUNTER...check the you tube video......
This is there in most Audi and JLR showrooms in India. Very few tyre shops purchase this as it's quite expensive.
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Shop No 22/23 Dheeraj Heritage Residency II D Wing, Daulat Nagar Circle, Santacruz West, Mumbai - 400054
Ah thanks I know where that is
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I have known Trevor way before he did his "Balancing act".
Have been getting "Straight Lined" for over a decade!
Just replaced the tyres of my Fusion. The guy doesn't charge you right then feels bad to ask you to pay!

Well a lot of XUV owners are having issues with the vehicle pulling to the left! Heard -"take it to Trevor he'll sort it out in a flash"
What better complement than that!
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My oldie 800's FC (fitness certficate) was to be done.For this you need a wheel alignment report.I decided to try out straight line this time as my prev wheel alignment shop irked me on my last visit by constantly nagging me to get nitrogen filled in my car's tyres.I mean how many times do i have to say no to something. The guy at the show(sawant tyres,santacruz) kept inisisting till i had to raise my voice.Had made my mind that would be the last time i visit that shop.

Coming back to Straight line Trevor's a great guy.He explained to me all kinds of stuff related to shockers on why it should be oiled prior to fitment and all about alignment stuff like toe in and toe out and castor etc.I think most people whom i have got the car serviced/repaired did not show such enthusiasm about their work.The entire activity was done in around 45 mins and as per Trevor there was nothing much wrong with the car.

Now the most important part.In all my previous alignment jobs the bill would come to around 900-1000 per visit.Trevor rounded off the bill just to Rs 700 since i was from Team-Bhp.Needless to say i will be taking my Civic to him when it's due for a alignment job.

Now what can i say God Bless Team BHP

edit: i must also mention,he even took my pic on his mobile camera and saved my no.

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After hitting a very bad pothole, my jetta needed a new front tyre along with alignment. Having read about straight line and the very good reviews, I gave it a try. Experience was smooth, Trevor gave me spot on directions to his shop, took my car in, removed all the small pebbles from the tyres, checked it for puncture, even washed the spare before putting it back in. All my cars are going to him from now on. Definitely recommend trevor and team.
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Have been going to Trevor for over a year now. Always does a very good job.
Very competent workers too, who can do a great job even in his absence.

Additionally, I just got a call from him yesterday saying that my car was due for alignment and balancing.

Got a set of Yoko A-Drive 195/60 - 14 for the Verna last summer. He gave me a pretty good deal. Better than quotes that I got from other dealers.
Didn't try to push me towards the more expensive Michelin XM2. Gave me a very balanced point of view.
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