Wheel Alignment in Oldham, Bury Manchester

Volksmasters Geometry & Alignment system is a state of the art Hawkeye Elite TD system. This allows us to perform full 4 wheel alignment checks on your vehicle at a full dealer level. Incredibly accurate adjustments can be made to your vehicle’s Geometry and this includes adjustments to the camber, caster and toe.

The Benefits of Wheel Alignment

  • IMPROVES FUEL ECONOMY
  • IMPROVES VEHICLE HANDLING AND SAFETY
  • IMPROVES TYRE WEAR

Volksmaster offer fully dealer level for Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen. We also cover Mercedes, BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Mini, Fiat, etc.

Our highly qualified staff can ensure that your vehicle handles and performs exactly as the manufacturer intended. We also offer a bespoke adjustment service. If you have specific requirements then we can set the system to adjust your car accordingly. Our experienced Geometry & Alignment technicians will give a “before and after” report sheet showing any adjustments made or required. Geometry Sessions includes putting the car on the machine, taking the readings and adjusting the front toe. Our costs are always a fraction of the dealership’s costs.

RemappingPrice
Alignment Check£35
Fixed Rear Axle Adjustment£72
Multilink Rear Adjustment£99

All prices include VAT.

Hunter Hawk Eye Wheel Alignment System

Many people do not give it much thought, but wheel alignment is extremely important for your vehicle. Not only do properly aligned wheels last longer, but they also reduce wear and tear on your car, improve driver safety, and enhance road grip. We always keep these factors in mind when we provide our customer service using the state-of-the-art Hunter Hawk Eye wheel alignment system.

We have invested in the latest and most advanced wheel alignment technology to ensure our customers leave our premises satisfied and are sure to return.

What Makes Hunter Hawk Eye Special?

Hunter Hawkeye Wheel Alignment

The Hunter Hawk Eye system detects misaligned tyres in a matter of seconds and with pinpoint accuracy. It uses special sensors to measure the wheel’s camber, toe, and caster, while the system compares the collected data against a pre-installed database. Once the machine does its work, our technicians and mechanics work in tandem to align the wheels in the right position and according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

The Hawk Eye system uses Quick Grip technology that sticks to the tyres instead of the wheels. Not only does that protect the wheels against damage but it allows special sensors and cameras to detect the wheel alignment with accuracy.

The Quick Grip adapters are inter-connected using the software so the information they collect is transferred onto a single screen, which shows the collective output from all four wheels. Moreover, the Hunter HawkEye re-calibrates the steering column to reset the Electronic Stability Control to factory specifications.

When the technicians are adjusting, you can see their work on a screen. The software allows you to see what is being changed and by how much. If you want, the technician can provide you with an easy-to-read printout of the alignment data. The before and after pictures will prove that the work has been performed with commitment and professionalism.

Hunter constantly updates its database, adding new vehicles as well as introducing new models so that every vehicle is covered. The system currently caters to 1000s of models from various manufacturers, with new ones being added all the time.

Which Components Does the Hunter HawkEye Target?

A wheel alignment involves the tweaking of three major components. The toe, camber, and caster.

Camber

It refers to the angle of the wheel, measured against the position of the strut. The camber is denoted in degrees. So, if the top of the wheel is tilted inwards, there is negative camber, and if it tilts outwards, the camber is positive. The position of the tire will determine the amount of wear and degradation it goes through. If the camber is too high or too low, the life of your tire can be negatively affected, resulting in quicker wear. Furthermore, the camber can cause a change in driving performance. For example, if the camber is positive, the car will have less grip, and it will pull to the side a lot more.

Caster

Caster measures the tilt of the steering axis, and it is also denoted in degrees. The caster is positive if the wheel is in front of the strut. However, if the wheel is behind the top of the strut, then the caster is negative. Usually, the caster is adjusted to be between 3 to 5 degrees on the positive side as it helps the vehicle brake and carry its load better. The caster should be the same on either side of the car, or else your vehicle will move towards the side with the most negative caster. In other words, it will become incredibly difficult to steer and control the car, if the caster is not set right.

Toe

Hunter Wheel Alignment

The third and last setting for a wheel alignment is the toe, and it is perhaps the most important. The camber and caster do not have much influence on tire wear as the toe. The former two are more concerned with vehicle handling, while the latter leans towards tire life and wear.

The tyres can face inwards or outwards. Contrary to popular belief, they do not run parallel to each other, except if they are allowed to do that. A toe in would allow greater vehicle stability and less tire wear, whereas a toe out would cause excessive tire wear and reduced vehicle stability.

Performance drift cars are tuned to have a toe out so that there is lots of oversteer, resulting in power slides, and drifts are easy to perform. Other race cars have a toe in setup, allowing for more stability in a straight line.

Verdict

The best way to keep your wheels in check is to go for a wheel alignment every six months or after you hit a huge pothole or some other obstacle that can knock the alignment out. If you continue driving with misaligned wheels, you will not only put more stress on the car’s suspension, but the tyres will wear quicker, and you will have difficulty handling your vehicle. Your best bet is to get your wheels aligned using the Hunter HawkEye system, as it does the job accurately in a matter of seconds.If you have any questions about the wheel alignment process or you wish to get your wheels aligned then call our car remapping experts at Volksmaster today on 0161 624 5060.

We have service centres in Bury 0161 761 3030, Oldham 0161 624 5060 and a Van Centre also in Oldham 0161 628 5270 that also cover the surrounding areas and North Manchester, all providing a top class wheel alignment service . You can book easily online now, we offer a courtesy car or a Pick Up & Drop Off service for your convenience and a free wash and vacc.

 

Arranging Your Service

Drop your car off
Simply drop your car off with us between 8am and 10am and in most cases your vehicle will be ready for collection the same day between 3.30 and 5.30. Outside these hours you are welcome to park.

Wait with your car
Most servicing and repair work can be done while you wait. If this is your preference we have a superb waiting area equipped with free hot and cold drinks and a interesting viewing area where you can watch our trained technicians working on your vehicle.

Courtesy car
If your vehicle needs to stay with us for 1 day or longer then you are able to pre-book one of our courtesy vehicles to keep you mobile.

Pick up / drop off
The ultimate hassle free solution; one of our drivers will arrange to collect your vehicle from your home or place of work at a pre-arranged time and then return your vehicle when the work is complete. Our service advisors will contact you when the vehicle arrives on site during the day to discuss the progress of the work and then advise you of the time you can expect your vehicle back. Contact our service advisors for more details.

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  • Definitely recommended - will be going back. Great company. Took my van in today - explained that i wanted to wait whilst the repairs were done - they had a technician on the van straight away. Work was completed quickly and efficiently whilst I waited in reception. A really nice bunch of knowledgable people providing a value for money service. I will definitely be going back, and would recommend.

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    Andrew Statham
    08/09/21

    I’ve had cambelt, water pump, service and ac service done at Volksmaster Oldham and the service was fantastic. I had plenty of questions regarding my car which Ryan answered all of them and I was kept informed on the progress of the work carried out. I’ll be using Volksmaster again and would recommend to anyone. Thanks again guys 👍

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    Jay Dixon
    27/08/21

    Annual Service and MOT. Informed of work which was recommended, advised and work carried out accordingly within the price and timescales quoted. very good, professional service service

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    Andy Dougherty
    17/08/21
  • Took our "smelly" Seat Alhambra in to Mike and the team at Volksmaster and as always got prompt, professional advice . Can't recommend these guys enough, their personal service is great and the quality of work is up there with the best. Thanks. Stuart

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    Stuart Roberts
    11/08/21

    What can I say?!! I have been using Volkmaster for a number of years now so am used to their excellent service and great pricing but this time, even I was surprised!

    Picture the scene, 3:30pm on a Friday afternoon. I am due to drive to Kent in my Q7 with six passengers, a Labrador and a completely full load the following morning ! Climb in the car to head home and…..the fans pack up!!

    Arrived at Volkmaster at 4pm and left the car with them for half an hour. On my return they confirm the blower unit is goosed! They had ordered the part as arranged fir one of the lads to come in early Saturday morning to fit it - wow! The trip simply wouldn’t have been possible without such “above and beyond” service - just brilliant!

    Cannot thank them enough or rate them highly enough.

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    Mark Groves
    05/08/21

    Recently took my Q3 to VM Oldham due to a problem with the windscreen washers. Problem quickly identified and resolved and I was able pick up the car within a couple of hours of dropping it off.
    As ever cost was very reasonable and I was given a full explanation of what the problem had been and how it had been rectified.
    Once again great service from my first choice garage.

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    Jeff Webster
    29/07/21
  • I couldn’t ask for a better service than Volksmaster. I’ve been taking my car there for the last 5 years and always felt so looked after. This last couple of weeks they’ve sorted a few issues with my car for me, the time frame and level of service totally exceeds expectations. I would never take my car to another garage. Can’t recommend enough.

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    Laura Haytack
    21/07/21

    Full service on VW Golf. Car was ready exactly at time requested, further advice regarding condition of other components provided for future reference/monitoring. All staff were very helpful and polite, thank you.

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    Craig Rostron
    05/07/21

    Despite the cost very happy with the service I received last week for the condenser to be replaced on my VW Polo. Air con is working very well. Competitively priced despite the initial shock to my pocket! Even washed my car for me as well. 🙂 thank you

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    Holly Currie
    16/06/21
  • Awesome set of people always very helpful.
    Customer service 👍
    Quality 👍
    Highly recommended

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    Jack Anchor
    11/06/21

    Absolutely fantastic family run business looked after me from start to finish I won’t hesitate in using these again and recommending them we use Volksmaster in our company so I did not hesitate in using them for my own car better service than the dealer in my opinion
    Thanks Ryan

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    Craig Taylor
    09/06/21

    Great service, explained everything. Even washed the van. Recommended *****

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    Gary Mc
    01/06/21
  • I've been using Volksmaster for approx 7-8 years, (have used both the Oldham and Bury branch). Over the years the experience has always been top notch. Fantastic service, professionalism, great knowledge and honesty from all the staff who work there. I cannot recommend Volksmaster highly enough, thanks Mike, Steve, Dawn, Samantha and the rest of the team.

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    Jay
    28/05/21

    First time using these guys, Ryan the service manager was excellent, always got back to me, let me know exactly what was wrong with the car first time round, what it would cost and when it would be ready, they really know their stuff, polite and professional I would highly recommend this garage to anyone, oh and they even washed and waxed my car after the job was done.

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    Matthew Herd
    25/05/21

    10/10 Honest and professional service. After taking my VW Golf in for cambelt change, the price they quoted was much more reasonable than main dealer prices. I also enquired about gearbox oil change which is recommend with my car age/mileage, after a brief check on their computer, they advised me this would not be necessary as it has a lifetime oil in a sealed gearbox. I appreciated their honesty as I'm sure lesser garage might not be so trustworthy. After collecting my car, I noticed my car was a little different, they had washed my car and valet my interior. After this long, difficult period of co-vid, this garage has certainly put a big smile on my face after the service I've received, I thank them once again and highly recommend this company.

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    Danny Chan
    14/05/21
  • Service and MOT complete.No problems,friendly service as usual.Not the cheapest but they provide honest ,competent,valuable service.

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    Terry Coates
    28/04/21

    Great to see the VW experts to work on my Winnebago Rialta which is half VW half Winnebago. First visit source a cambelt from overseas as it was very rare. Today they carried out a full service, MOT, and fitted the broken seat belt. ( Which was a bit of a job). And to top it all cleaned up months of lockdown storage moss. Thank you to the great team.

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    Tim Harrison
    22/04/21

    Always a quick and brilliant service from these guys, and after they've finished they even wash and clean your car inside. Cant fault the service at all. Will continue to use for a long time I hope.

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    Karl M
    20/04/21
  • Amazing customer service, couldn't do enough for me, very friendly and eager to help. Car went in for major service and MOT at 8am and by 2pm had a phone call to say was ready to collect. The car did need work doing which they did within this time frame! Speedy turn around. Marie and Danny contacted me to explain the faults found thoroughly and nothing was too much of a bother for them; so so helpful! Thank you so much to you both! Could not fault you or this garage at all. Highly highly recommend.

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    Lauren Osborne
    06/04/21

    Always friendly, honest and gets the job done.The staff treats you and your vehicle like it’s their own, Great professional and friendly shop. Very passionate about supreme customer service/satisfaction.. If you are in need of automotive care, please consider Volksmaster LTD ,Great facility with dealer quality service and competitive pricing. Awesome service.!!!

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    Hamid Masud
    29/03/21

    Very professional. Main dealer knowledge and customer care but way way cheaper. Second time we've used them for our cars. For Vw/Audi/Skoda etc they know anything that can go wrong and the cost effective way to fix it. Very useful to have them on board. This time it was our Audi S3 which is back to as-new condition. Thank you to the team. Highly recommended.

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    Joseph Kotrie Monson
    27/03/21
  • Found Volksmaster on the internet for an independent inspection of a secondhand vehicle before purchase. Contacted by email, very prompt reply. Mike and his team organised delivery for the vehicle from the garage selling the vehicle - a Passat Alltrack. Gave the vehicle a thorough inspection and provided a detailed report back to me on the issues to take up with the garage selling the vehicle. Brilliant service, that helps ensure the vehicle is in top condition and issues resolved before agreeing final purchase with the garage. Would thoroughly recommend for this work. Just a shame they are 300 miles away from home, otherwise I'd ask them to do the regular servicing too. 10/10.

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    Stuart Sharp
    19/03/21

    Great service. They advised they could book me in on a Thursday after my Audi Q7 had a suspension failure. I dropped the car off on a Tuesday because it was virtually un driveable and by Wednesday they had given me a price and repaired the car.

    I'll be dropping the car off for a full service in the future. Natalie and Nathan were great!

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    Frank Griffin
    17/03/21

    Top service, very knowledgeable staff. Definitely go back next time the van needs a service.

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    John Nichol
    17/03/21
  • I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of the staff at Volkmaster. Used for the 1st time and was totally confident that they would get me back on the road, and they did. Level of service is great, friendly and polite staff. Cheaper than dealerships and a great service from the staff.

    Thank you Volkmaster 👍👍👍👍👍

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    Tariq Ismail
    17/03/21

    I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of the staff at Volkmaster. Used for the 1st time and was totally confident that they would get me back on the road, and they did. Level of service is great, friendly and polite staff. Cheaper than dealerships and a great service from the staff.Thank you Volkmaster 👍👍👍👍👍

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    Tariq Ismail
    17/03/21

    What an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish.
    Ryan even goes to the trouble of taking pics to show you without being asked. Having had my last car looked after by a main dealer (not the best experience) Volksmaster is like a breath of fresh air!

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    Billy Menace
    15/03/21
  • What an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish.Ryan even goes to the trouble of taking pics to show you without being asked. Having had my last car looked after by a main dealer (not the best experience) Volksmaster is like a breath of fresh air!

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    Billy Menace
    15/03/21

    Absolutely spot on service as always from Volksmaster, I've always taken my Audi's to them and the work they have carried out has always been perfect and I'll definitely continue to take my car there. thanks for the excellent service Volksmaster.

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    Jack Lancashire
    12/03/21

    Absolutely spot on service as always from Volksmaster, I've always taken my Audi's to them and the work they have carried out has always been perfect and I'll definitely continue to take my car there. thanks for the excellent service Volksmaster.

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    Jack Lancashire
    12/03/21
  • I would highly recommend Volksmaster , very knowledgeable and fairly priced, I like the fact that time is taken to explain what any faults are and keep the defective parts to sow you,and that no unnecessary work is carried out without talking to the customer firs.
    Great bunch of lads
    Thanks Volksmaster.

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    stephen cooper
    05/03/21

    Excellent service from the team especially Nathan who kept me up to date with my GTI and also car mini valleted in the lockdown period.

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    Mohammed Imran
    03/03/21

    Got my CAM and crank correlation faults repaired. Supplied and fitted inlet manifold gasket, valves, magnets, housing and gaskets. Great service and done the job really quick. I had the car back in half a day. Highly recommended top technition Dave & Nathan.

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    U J
    02/03/21
  • Fantastic service by Nathan and the team. Solved the problems other garages couldn't. Great communication, prompt, conscientious, and pleasant. Don't go anywhere else, whatever make and model your vehicle is.

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    Urban Haus
    24/02/21

    Volksmaster are now my go to for any work on my VW cars. This is because they are very thorough, picking up many things that main dealers miss out and going into detail during diagnostics and problem solving. They are also very helpful, taking the time to give in-depth, detailed and simple explanations which has made my decision making process much easier when getting work done. I want to give a particular mention to Ryan for all of his technical expertise and advice.

    I have had my clutch, water pump and cooling system replaced by them as well as a 4WD repair and I am very happy with all of the work.

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    Umar Khan
    23/02/21

    Volksmaster are now my go to for any work on my VW cars. This is because they are very thorough, picking up many things that main dealers miss out and going into detail during diagnostics and problem solving. They are also very helpful, taking the time to give in-depth, detailed and simple explanations which has made my decision making process much easier when getting work done. I want to give a particular mention to Ryan for all of his technical expertise and advice.I have had my clutch, water pump and cooling system replaced by them as well as a 4WD repair and I am very happy with all of the work.

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    Umar Khan
    23/02/21
  • Nathan’s expertise and customer service is second to none! The team are fast and don’t mess about with getting your car safely back on the road.

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    Marcus m
    22/02/21

    I’d like to thank Ryan for an outstanding service today for the following reasons:
    - Clarity of pricing and work to be carried out
    - Competitive prices compared to dealers
    - knowledge of audi vehicles and knows exactly what the car needs
    - work carried out efficiently and on time
    - Courtesy car provided
    - Car washed and vacuumed when collected

    Thank you - 5 stars from me. See you next time.👍

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    Usman Ali
    15/02/21

    Brought my car in a few days ago and everything from atmosphere and respectful manner to me as a customer was absolutely bang on. The price doesnt justify the quality of work. I got my car back looking as good as new 10/10

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    Paul Marshall
    06/02/21
  • Great service from the start, very professional and communicative.

    Felt at ease leaving my Audi A6 in their hands, will definitely use again in the future 😎👍😀

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    richard carroll
    05/02/21

    Another pleasant visit to Volksmaster Another pleasant visit to Volksmaster. Keeps costing me money but way better value than VW dealer!! Customer service is fantastic and the pride in their work is obvious from the feedback on repairs.

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    Simon Turgoose
    04/02/21

    Fantastic Can’t believe it !! not one of the best garages Its the best I’ve been to , no bull or extortionate prices , hey every one has to earn a living, got quoted a mind boggling price from a main dealer for my VW golf with so much crud and spin thrown in with it !! God if I was suicidal I would of fed myself to the crocodiles at the zoo. All I can say these guys especially Ryan was honest to the bone respect to him and Volksmaster on Oldham road , not going anywhere else - peace Pat

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    Mr PATRICK GOODRIDGE
    02/02/21
  • I cannot fault Volksmaster in any way possible. Always great service and never fail to do an amazing job. Prices may be higher than your local garage but the level of service and professionalism not to mention expertise you get is definitely what you pay for. They will never do something without your consent and always do things to the highest possible standard! They don't guess a problem, they find it! They care about you and your car not the money. Absolutely love the service. 10/10 from me! Also, excellent professionalism and manners from reception. Oustanding first point of contact is definitely key to any business! Keep up the amazing work Volksmaster Oldham & Bury. I've used both!x

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    Mariamx (H)
    25/01/21

    I cannot fault Volksmaster in any way possible. Always great service and never fail to do an amazing job. Prices may be higher than your local garage but the level of service and professionalism not to mention expertise you get is definitely what you pay for. They will never do something without your consent and always do things to the highest possible standard! They don't guess a problem, they find it! They care about you and your car not the money. Absolutely love the service. 10/10 from me! Also, excellent professionalism and manners from reception. Oustanding first point of contact is definitely key to any business! Keep up the amazing work Volksmaster Oldham & Bury. I've used both!x

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    Mariamx
    25/01/21

    We bring both our cars here for all servicing, MOTs and repairs (BMW and VW). Mike is great- really nice friendly guy who you can talk to as well, with no mechanic jargon. Feel comfortable talking to him and asking anything about the cars or what something means on the service report.
    Would highly recommend and I’ll never go back to the dealer. Thanks Bury gang, cars are both great after the parts fitted.

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    C M
    23/01/21

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