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JT
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2016 12:01:02 AM

Why did you most recently get a wheel alignment?
New tires
Vehicle pulling to the side
Uneven tire wear
Tire hit something / was in an accident
Recommended by service technician
Other reason(s)
Never had an alignment

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X1962X
Veteran Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 11:06:54 PM

I've never had to have an alignment.
Lbro
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 11:01:29 PM

Bent tie rod.
Mulltech
Sophomore Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 10:29:35 PM

have not had one in over 45 years
dockersbin
All-Star Author Fort Collins

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 7:54:34 PM

Uneven wear, usually get about 90k miles on 60k tires
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 5:12:51 PM

have not had one in over 20 years
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 5:11:47 PM

have not had one in over 20 years
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 5:10:49 PM

have not had one in over 20 years
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 5:09:50 PM

have not had one in over 20 years
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 5:08:53 PM

have not had one in over 20 years
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 5:07:43 PM

have not had one in over 20 years
N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 4:19:31 PM

New tires.
N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 4:18:59 PM

Yes, Always!!
MrCheapGuy
Veteran Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 4:08:07 PM

New Tires do not necessarily warrant an alignment. It depends on the tire wear and the condition of you steering components when you get the tires. Interesting that the tire sales bozo's have gotten at least 30% of the public (that reads Gas Buddy) to get an alignment when you get new tires. Ask your grandfather if he got an alignment everytime he got new tires.

America dupped again
jerinb
Sophomore Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 3:40:32 PM

New tires from uneven tire wear
zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 2:34:05 PM

Other
cigarman409
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 1:07:40 PM

new tires
Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 12:55:36 PM

Tire hit something
Vince4141
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 11:03:18 AM

Never.
Vince4141
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 10:50:51 AM

Never had one.
Donkeydonuts
Sophomore Author Memphis

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 10:36:29 AM

I'm still waiting for my deal assignment.
Vince4141
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 10:22:53 AM

Have not had one with this car.
Lengas
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 10:16:59 AM

New tires
SSchmidty
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 9:34:02 AM

This is one of the least understood factors for increasing MPG...
PANCHO56
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 9:20:49 AM

I have not hit a tire
PANCHO56
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 9:19:56 AM

Do not need it
PANCHO56
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 9:19:25 AM

Never had an alignment

michael562
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 9:16:08 AM

Never had an alignment
riceburner1
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 6:57:04 AM



I am not convinced you need to rotate your tires ?

There for no alignment is needed unless uneven tier wear.

On new tires I will generally have it checked to protect the warranty of the new tires..

I have seen bad wearing tires when the proper tire was put on the vehicle.

If your tire size is not in stock go some where else.. Don't let the person selling the tires suggest some other size.


riceburner1
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 6:51:20 AM



Well at least we all agree that we get one when we have uneven tier wear !
Ziggy1962
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 6:43:52 AM

New tires.
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 5:22:40 AM

with tire rotation
Lovolt
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 2:43:21 AM

Never
dogter
All-Star Author Little Rock

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 2:39:35 AM

They were giving away free lap dances with every alignment.
SnagaDeal
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 1:34:52 AM

Uneven tire wear.
OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 1:05:17 AM

Cause I had to!
spikea1989
Sophomore Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 12:53:44 AM

Got one done last Summer-ish. Got it done with a rotation & re-balancing. It felt to me that it was a bit off. It was kinda funny that they were not sure if they could do the re-alignment as it was almost rusted stuck. Had to vibrate the thing for 10-20 minutes to unfreeze the tie rods. LOL!!!
weijj
Sophomore Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 12:42:41 AM

been wanting to get it done recently. noticed the steering wheel is not exactly straight, so i need to compensate through steering. cheaper to get it done together while replacing old tires.
DisMusBeDaPlaz
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2016 12:07:07 AM

It has been a while since I had one done....changing of new tires.
SammyAdams
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 11:55:23 PM

I hit my neighbors curb while driving my Miata and realized when the airbag deployed that I had a problem. An alignment was only the beginning.
chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 11:31:38 PM

have not had one in a long time
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 11:30:36 PM

have not had one in a long time
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 11:29:39 PM

have not had one in a long time
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 11:28:25 PM

have not had one in a long time
chui
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 11:27:11 PM

have not had one in long time
SSchmidty
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 11:25:43 PM

Did it 8 mos ago
N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 11:09:57 PM

New tires.
julius1st4
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 9:18:07 PM

I have a new vehicle
Wrench45840
Sophomore Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 5:45:34 PM

As a technician I believe you should have your alignment checked every 2 years and do not rotate tires.

Every time I have rotated tires on a customers car they tend to create a pull. I generally get 100K or more on a set of tires.

I also adjust air once a month or if there is a severe temperature change.
jindogae
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 5:00:18 PM

Todays vehicles do not need alignments like the older vehicles use to. Then again , they only needed alignments when parts are worn or damaged.
Lovolt
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 2:32:37 PM

Mostly alignment's on RWD vehicles! None on FWD vehicles.
riceburner1
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 2:21:46 PM



New tires but, the last time was because of uneven tire wear.
Prostreetauto
Sophomore Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 2:06:33 PM

If there's no problem,
Don't mess with it!
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