Art Crane Alinment, founded by Arthur Vance Crane in the late 1950s, set the standard for quality suspension and brake repair. Patrons came from all over southeast Michigan for the legendary wheel alignment service.
Crane Alinement was incorporated in 1985, when David Milton Crane purchased the business from his Uncle Art, whom he had worked for from the beginning.
Dave retired in 2012, passing the wrench to his son James David Crane. Jim has been working since 1979.
When Art Crane started doing wheel alignments, he was one of a very few. Today there are wheel alignment "experts" everywhere, just ask them...and while some shops try to dazzle you with their laser beams, flashing lights, and computer print-outs, we will continue to concern ourselves with providing the service you have come to expect from us for ovoer 50 years.
Honesty: We will not try to sell you something you do not need. We will tell you the truth about your vehicle.
Integrity: We will do our best to perform the necessary repairs to your vehicle on time and on budget.
Value: You get what you pay for. Value is determined by comparing quality with cost, not by cost alone.
What People Say About Us
Best alignment place in the city, hands down.
A pleasure to do business with. It's rare to find such honesty with mechanics. Thank you.
Have been going to this family for work on my vehicles since my first car, an '88 Cavalier, and I've never had a complaint! They do the job, are more than fair with pricing, and very honest and trustworthy! If you have the honor to sit in the shop while they're doing work, be prepared for excellent conversation and good-natured ribbing. Only thing: don't call expecting him to get your car in tomorrow. Because they're so amazing and wonderful, you do have to get in line!
Jim is awesome. Great family business. You can trust anything that they tell you about your vehicle and Bank on it. They will not charge you too much. They will tell you what needs to be done and what can wait.
Good honest mechanic. Been coming here for alignments, brake repairs and other car repairs for more than 20 years. Work done right, and a mechanic with integrity. Highly recommended.
A pleasure to do business with these folks, a family owned business.