Gainesville FL Damage-Free Wheel Alignment Service

Carrsmith Auto Repair
European Car Specialists

Carrsmith Auto Repair only services the European vehicles that are listed below. Thank you.

Carrsmith Auto Repair is one of only a few auto repair shops offering a wheel alignment service in Gainesville using the HawkEye Elite® Alignment System from Hunter Engineering. When it comes to alignment technology, most systems used at other wheel alignment shops in Gainesville do not even come close to matching the power of our shop's HawkEye Elite® equipment. The HawkEye Elite® is unequaled when it comes to doing wheel alignments on the intricate components of today's modern vehicles being driven around the Gainesville area. The HawkEye Elite® uses cameras that are mounted precisely to measure locations and orientations of targets that are mounted on our client's wheels using another incredible technology developed by Hunter known as QuickGrip® adaptors.

Featuring arms that are spring-loaded for optimal gripping of tires, these adaptors minimize rim damage by eliminating metal-to-metal contact on our Gainesville area clients' valuable rims. Additionally, the fact that the results can be viewed in as little as 70 seconds, helps to make our Gainesville shop's overall efficiency rating one of the very best in the entire Alachua County area, getting our clients and their vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible.

Featuring arms that are spring-loaded for optimal gripping of tires, these adaptors minimize rim damage by eliminating metal-to-metal contact on our Gainesville area clients' valuable rims. Additionally, the fact that the results can be viewed in as little as 70 seconds, helps to make our Gainesville shop's overall efficiency rating one of the very best in the entire Alachua County area, getting our clients and their vehicles back on the road as quickly and safely.

Quick Setup & Results
The HawkEye Elite® returns results 70 seconds.

Reduced Setup Time
Alignments require but one trip around the vehicle.

Fast Accurate Measurements
Camber, toe, and caster represented with easy-to-understand graphics.

Gainesville Wheel Alignment

The technology of the HawkEye Elite® used at our Gainesville shop is undoubtedly beyond that found with other alignment machines found at most other Alachua County area automotive repair places. Listed below are comparisons between what is used by the technicians at Carrsmith Auto Repair with older systems employed by other auto mechanics in the Gainesville area. Combined with other equipment used by Carrsmith Auto Repair, this cutting-edge technology is what helps to distinguish our business as one of the best in Gainesville when it comes to fixing & servicing vehicles.

70-second Results

Precise accuracy is achieved with the 4 strategically placed camers. QuickGrip® adaptors offer quick readings with their narrow and light design.

  • 1 walk circling vehicle
  • 0 console interactions
  • 72  total steps
4 Minutes

Traditional rack technology utilizing camera-sensors yielded 4 minute reasults, better than older technology, but not good enough.

  • 3 walks circling vehicle
  • 6 console interactions
  • 183 total steps
10+ Minutes

It required 10 minutes to yield results with an antiquated conventional wheel mounted sensor systems using traditional rack technology.

  • 4 walks circling vehicle
  • 6 console interactions
  • 246 total steps
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  • 4
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  • 10+
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Gainesville Tire Alignment
Unequaled Setup Time
Decreased setup time with QuickGrip® technology

Fast installation
Advanced clamping technology installs easily, with off-center placement not comprimising effeceincy.

Rim damage avoided
No metal-to-metal contact with protective ring & clamps hooking tires

Optimal design
QuickGrip® adaptors are greatly appreciated by our expert team of technicians.

Gainesville Quick Wheel Alignment
Ease of Clamping
  • Tires gripped by spring-loaded arms
  • Clamp secured with thumb screw
  • Accuracy unaffected by off-center clamping
Metal-to-metal Contact Avoided
  • Only tired is gripped
  • Rims safeguarded by protective ring
Lightweight & durable
  • 50% lighter (6 pounds) than former designs
  • Void of electronics, cables, or calibration
  • Minimal cleaning needed
Sleek Design
  • Profile Approximately 9-inches
  • Ease to work with
  • Perfect for narrow shop bays
Fast Change Arms
  • Assemblies 37 inch & below accommodated
  • 90% of applications work with one arm
Off-center application

Actual wheel position calculated by WinAlign® software, regardless of target centering

Carrsmith Auto Repair Wheel Clamp
Pre & Post Scans

Connection with OBD-II port & VCI (Vehicle Communication Interface) enables ease of diagnosis & interaction.

Dynamic Calibrations

Dynamic calibration when operating vehicle when necessary.

Forward-Facing Radar & Camera Calibrations

Vehicle's front camera & radar sensors calibrated as related to direction of travel.

Blind Spot & Surround View Calibrations

Rear & side vehicle sensors calibrated that driver uses for possible hazards beyond field-of-vision.

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Steering angle sensor reset

Vehicle's OBD-II is integrated with patented CodeLink® system to "connect" the steering angle sensors and the aligner to vehicle's specific alignment geometry.

110+ million vehicles require reset

Since 2009, Hunter's equipment has supported resets of electronic steering systems. Numerous vehicle systems utilize electiconic steering system output for determining direction of travel.

Aligner integration

CodeLink® wirelessly integrates with Hunter WinAlign® systems using simplified guides aligner screen.

Carrsmith Auto Repair Alignment sensor
Award-Winning

Carrsmith Auto Repair uses on the best tools & equipment for the clients of our auto repair shop in Gainesville. Below are but a few of the awards earned by Hunter that exemplify the quality of technology used by our alignment specialists.

Extensive database
WinAlign® used by Carrsmith Auto Repair is powered by an extensive vehicle database for 285 million vehicles in North America.

Vehicle-specific procedures
Our alignment technicians use detailed instructions specific to each vehicle being aligned.

30+ years of development
Carrsmith Auto Repair benefits from Hunter's dedication to continual improvement using the undercar industries largest R&D department.

ExpressAlign®

Every alignment done by Carrsmith Auto Repair is a streamlined procedure. Each job is analyzed and the best sequence of actions dictate the minimum amount of required steps.

WinToe®

Straightened steering wheel achieved every time without requiring repeated steps or using a holder.

Tools& Part Information

Save trips back and forth to the toolbox by seeing all of the tools and aftermarket correction kits needed for each alignment. Effeceincy is achieved by minimizing trips to the tool box when viewing all necessary tools and aftermarket correction kits for each service.

Virtual View®

Visual representation of caster, camber, and toe angles in real-time 3-D graphics.

Control Arm Movement Monitor®

Step-by-step graphics reduce adjustment times significantly for front-shim, dual cam, or dual-slot vehicles and ensure the job is completed on the first attempt.

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Suspension Audit

Ease of vehicle screening to determine collision & alignment needs

Shim-Select IIĀ®

Difficult shim charts & tables are avoided. Shim-Select II® effeceintly determines and displays required template needed for proper installation of shim.

Symmetry Angle Measurements

Symmetry angles accessed immediately.

Automatic Bushing Calculator®

Correct bushing size and position adjustment are achieved without wasting time utilizing a zero bushing, benefiting more than 10 million vans and light trucks.

Live Ride Height Adjustment

Real-time measurement and adjustment of ride height.

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