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2007 Honda Civic Question: Had my car in for tire repair and tech recommended alignment.

 

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dinkybear, Pittsburgh, PA, March 06, 2012, 18:29
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Aside from seeking second opinion at another shop, is there a way to discern legitimate recommendation for alignment vs. money making scam?

Thanks so much for your help.

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    csubak30 March 06, 2012, 21:03
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    Check your tires for uneven wear such as an outer edge wearing out much faster than the rest of the tire. If your vechicle has the tendency to pull to the right or left when on a straight stretch of road. Also, if there is vibration you feel in the tires as you accelerate more and more.

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    dinkybear, March 07, 2012, 04:12
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    Thank you Csubak. Your answer is consistent with what I came across on the internet. None of those symptoms showed up, so, I'm glad I held off on the alignment.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 06, 2012, 22:09
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    Tires are look a book to a trained eye very easy to read exactly if a tire is worn due to caster, camber castor, tire pressure, suspension issues or toe set problems.

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    dinkybear, March 07, 2012, 04:14
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    Thank you Patrick.

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