The work requested was an alignment. Upon test drive , Technician found vehicle was unsafe for road. Put vehicle on lift to diagnose suspension / steering issues. Technician found the vehicle had been in a accident with damage to frame/unibody in front of vehicle - amatuer repairs already had performed on vehicle. Vehicle requires body shop to correct frame / unibody of vehicle. This is far beyond the request of alignment. Major frame work, steering, and suspension repairs required. Explained vehicle is dangerous to drive in current state and to visit a quality bodyshop to estimate the correct repairs.
The charge was reduced from an alignment to a diagnosis, which saved almost 50%.