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Is it always necessary to have wheels checked for proper alignnent by mechanics after changing new tires?

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  • 12 months ago

    You should have alignment checked every 12,000 or 15,000 miles, or once a year, Also if you see uneven wear, have an accident, or hit curb or large pothole consider it.

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  • 12 months ago

    It should be, they charge an arm and a leg for everything

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  • 12 months ago

    I'd do that every 60,000 miles when putting new tires on.

    A good tire person can look at the old tires to see if they have any outstanding alignment wear.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • 12 months ago

    It is NEVER necessary, but it is ALWAYS the proper way to do things.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    No. Wheels should be BALANCED after installing new tires, but unless your old tires were showing really unusual wear, it's not necessary to do an alignment.

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  • 12 months ago

    It is not necessary but is certainly advisable.

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  • 12 months ago

    No. If the old tires were wearing evenly, no. An honest mechanic will also say no.

  • 12 months ago

    Necessary? No. Advisable? Definitely.

    If those tires are misaligned those new tires you had put on could very well be chewed up in a matter of weeks. Then you'd not only need to put on and pay for new tires again you'd be struggling to keep your car under control while driving with those misaligned tires.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    I never have in 50 years plus

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  • Phil M
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    No, but balancing is.

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