Professional Auto Structural Alignment

Alignment is the arrangement of your vehicle’s basic structural components in relation to each other and the arrangement of the various body panels and suspension components.  Once our specialist assess the magnitude of the damage to your car, our skilled technicians will know if it is minor damage or major damage.

Quality Alignment Repair Process

If your car has major car damage it may require professional alignment.  Most major car damages are on your car’s:

  • Differential parts
  • Engine parts
  • Frame
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Underbody

After our leading technician assess the damage to your car, the specialist will decide on a repair method.  The method depends on the extent and location of the damage.  Structural damage must be repaired before straightening sheet metal body panels.

If the chassis or unibody shell is bent, the only way to make it correct again is to have the skilled technician straightened it on a frame straightening table.

The basic process for frame straightening is to have the expert tech first drive or winch the vehicle on the rack.  Then he must take measurements at specific locations with precise measuring equipment.  Finally, he will pull the chassis or unibody back into correct alignment by using hydraulic jacks.  This frame straightening process squares up the chassis.


“Thoroughly impressed with the work- at this body shop they work magic. Dents I bought the car from the dealer with got removed somehow- everyone said it couldn’t be done. Jaider and his crew pay special attention to detail as if the car was their own. They did a couple minor things that I didn’t even ask, and made sure to fully test drive and align my car before giving it back shiny new- highly recommend them for any automotive needs.”

-Tino T., Philadelphia, PA, 4/11/2015

Where can you find an skilled alignment auto body repair shop in Van Nuys and Los Angeles?

At West Coast Body and Paint!  We are experts in a variety of collision repairs and major damage work that required structural alignment.  Come to our shop for a free structural alignment estimate, give us a call 818.785.2639, text 818.793.7728, or email us at  We are located in Van Nuys, we serve the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles area.