From "Our Thoughts"
The Echo Newspaper
Bellingham, WA

            I have never been one to keep up with the Jones' or even the Johnsons' for that matter. I drive a '91 Toyota Previa with 260K miles and a few bruises. The vehicle has served our family well. And I have no intention of replacing it anytime soon. Things had gotten pretty sloppy and I was afraid it was more than just struts. As always we had a time crunch, add to that the fact that the vehicle has a few miles on it... and well you get the picture. I made a very wise choice going to Shane O'Connell at Alignment & Brakes Plus on Carolina Street here in Bellingham. Shane said he would dig into it first thing to make sure he had time to order anything that was worn or broke. When I swung by later that morning, Shane showed me that everything looked good and he was well on his way to getting the job done.

            I went away feeling that I was being well taken care of and that's a rare thing when you are talking about mechanics. Don't go to anyone else until you have talked to Shane about your brakes, shocks or alignment. They even have an online computer in the waiting room if you need to answer some emails or finish that term paper while you're waiting. Alignment & Brakes Plus 508 Carolina St, just West of Youngstocks next to Bekins Storage (360-738-0659).

            Written by David Johnson




APRIL 2005



          After over 10 years in the auto repair business, Shane O’Connell has opened his own alignment & brake shop. Seeing the need for this type of specialized auto repair, Alignment & Brakes Plus opened their doors February 12th 2005.

            Located at 508 Carolina St, Alignment & Brakes Plus is neighbored by such respected auto repair shops like Joe’s Automotive & Bruce Cox both of which have offered their support & business to this new comer. Providing certified & accredited repair, Shane is quickly earning the respect & trust in his clients. Some of the many services offered are front wheel & 4-wheel alignments, using a state of the art Hunter Alignment system, brake system service & repair, front end- shocks/struts, CV axle replacement, general tune-ups/engine diagnostics & lube oil & filter service. What set Alignment & Brakes Plus apart from the competition are the parts they use, genuine OEM replacement parts & high performance parts like KYB, Bilstein, Eibach, Brembo & Akebono.

They also service trailer bearings & brakes!

            Trusted repair, competitive prices & guaranteed work & free brake inspections/estimates, always. Free high speed internet while you wait or customize wheels & tires for your car on their waiting room computer.

            Family owned & operated, Alignment & Brakes Plus 508 Carolina St, Bellingham, 2 blocks off James or Alabama between Humboldt & Grant, open Monday- Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm & Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For appointments or more information, call 360-738-0659.

*Digital photo's available upon request



Alignment & Brakes Plus, LLC 300 Ohio St Bellingham, WA 98225 360-738-0659