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      09-20-2021, 05:43 PM   #1
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Wheel/tire & alignment shop in LA now that WestEnd is gone

Hi all, looking to have some wheel/tire as well as alignment work done, and looking for recommendations for solid shops around LA now that the great WestEnd alignment is no more

Not sure if WEA used to mount/balance in addition to doing alignments, but if there are any great one-stop-shops around that would be fantastic. Otherwise, can get the wheels/tires installed at one shop, and head to a different spot for the alignment.

I'm going to be mounting a set of Signature wheels finished in brushed triple tint black, which Signature straight-up says cannot be color-matched if scraped or chipped. Obviously nobody wants their wheels scratched during install, but trying to be extra cautious and need a shop I can trust for this install as well as future work.

I'm located in West Hollywood, so any options relatively nearby would be appreciated, but unfortunately don't think there are many in the surrounding area.

Thanks in advance for the help!
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It's probably a bit far, but there's, WRTeknika out of Chino, CA.
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It's probably a bit far, but there's, WRTeknika out of Chino, CA.
Thanks for the rec, yeah unfortunately pretty far from me. If I end up needing to make that far of a drive, I'll likely end up going to EAS. Was hoping to see if there might be any closer options so I can avoid a 4-hour round trip excursion haha
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It's probably a bit far, but there's, WRTeknika out of Chino, CA.
+1 on this, Will does a good job. 40 mins commute for me from Irvine. lol

I'm sure there's a few mom/pop shops around LA area. King's Tires in El Monte was a go to spot for the locals for alignment.
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Wait West End closed? I just got an alignment from them a few months back that's wild. At the time, Chris never told me that he's going to close. Anyone know the reason why?
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Wait West End closed? I just got an alignment from them a few months back that's wild. At the time, Chris never told me that he's going to close. Anyone know the reason why?
I personally don't know the reason why. From their responses, it sounds like they are intending on opening up shop again at a different location, but as of this week still no word as to when or where it will be.
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Wait West End closed? I just got an alignment from them a few months back that's wild. At the time, Chris never told me that he's going to close. Anyone know the reason why?
The owner of their building sold the building so they can build a parking lot on it.

They will be back once they can find a new facility.
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714Tires is pretty good i heard.
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Chewerks is pretty solid. Robert knows what he is doing and I've been really happy with his work
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Chewerks is pretty solid. Robert knows what he is doing and I've been really happy with his work
Was going to ask about some feedback for Chewerks, as it seems like one of the closer shops to me that people have had good experiences with. Think that's where I'm gonna try
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Chewerks is pretty solid. Robert knows what he is doing and I've been really happy with his work
Was going to ask about some feedback for Chewerks, as it seems like one of the closer shops to me that people have had good experiences with. Think that's where I'm gonna try
Yup!! If you have adjustable suspension, get the corner balance + alignment
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I've been going to Darin at West End since Chris was a little kid! I hope they open up again soon. In the meantime I'm using Chewerks and it was a great experience. Unfortunately I heard they might be moving as well, so go while you can!

If either one moves to Orange County, that would be nice!
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Andys Allignment in Glendale. The guy is a car enthusiast himself.
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West End Alignment is now back up and running... new temporary location is in Huntington Beach
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DANG! West End Alignment is the best! Hope they can re-open somewhere else.
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Aha, thanks for the info! Will have to reach out and see how far out they are on appointments right now.
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CHEWERKS and WRT are the go to shops.
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Andys Allignment in Glendale. The guy is a car enthusiast himself.
I just called them and they said they don't do anything custom. I asked if he would install my camber plates and align and he said no.. Only factory setups.
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CHEWERKS and WRT are the go to shops.
What is WRT?
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Chewerks has relocated to Orange County. Just a heads up.
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Setup an appointment with JMPAutowerkz in Canoga Park. A lot closer than going to O.C. they do tire mount/balance and street/race alignment. Check out their Instagram for reference. A lot of L.A. locals go to them including myself.
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