I went to Tires Plus in Blaine 12507 CENTRAL AVE NE 11/14/2013 for a front end alignment . The service advisor (05NATE) came out of the back shop and told me I need a sway bar bushing.
So the tech could not do alignment. I asked to take a look. He brought me into the shop and showed me the lower ball joint, and pushed on the rubber around the joint. I asked if he could give me a estimate and that I would not do it today .The EST for the lower control arm and ball joint was $ 215.59 parts and labor.
I then left Tires Plus and went to NTB Tire at 12751 CENTRAL AVE NE . They did the alignment, and also an inspection, and didn't find any problem with ball joint .
ALWAYS get a 2nd opinion. I will not take my cars to Tires Plus .