“Wheel alignments are often thought of as a job for professionals with fancy laser-guided equipment. Or in other words, something you can’t do at home. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, plenty of enthusiasts use DIY wheel alignment equipment on a regular basis.”
Sure, some are expensive, commerical-spec tools, but there are also plenty of more affordable options that allow you to get a good wheel alignment job done in your own garage and on your own schedule.
This is pretty important for a lot of folks. If you’ve just spent several years (and significant amounts of money) piecing together a custom built car, sending it out to an unfamiliar tech for an alignment can cause plenty of anxiety.
Good news though—performing wheel alignments isn’t that tough. If you can read a bubble/digital level, use a tape measure, and know how to turn a wrench, you’re pretty much there.
For a closer look at a group of relatively inexpensive tools that will definitely get the job done with ease, check out the following:
Wayne Scraba is a diehard car guy and regular contributor to OnAllCylinders. He’s owned his own speed shop, built race cars, street rods, and custom motorcycles, and restored muscle cars. He’s authored five how-to books and written over 4,500 tech articles that have appeared in sixty different high performance automotive, motorcycle and aviation magazines worldwide.