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Old 17th October 2007, 09:37   #1
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Hi Guys,

Would like to know, is it required to do alignment when we go for new set of tyre? I know balancing is required.

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It is not really required but always good to do.
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Yes, Companies do recommend on tyre balancing and alignment, but not a must if a service is due in short time.
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I thought that wheel alignment and balancing is done on a complementary basis by the tyre dealer, when they sell a tyre. At least almost all the tyre dealers do so.
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I am not really sure if tyres are balanced and alignment checked during services unless you specifically ask them to.
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Since you're fitting new tyres it's always recommended to get the alignment done as this minimises the chances of uneven wear on the tyres due to faulty alignment.
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Get alignment and balancing done for free, or get your tyres from another dealer.
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It is better if you get wheel alignment done.

And very few people will do alignment and balancing for free..... If they do that, how would they earn money ?

Of course, some shops could charge you much more than other shops and then say "free wheel balancing and alignment".

That is also scamming.

You can ask for Free wheel balancing if you have bought a set of expensive tyres.... But alignment, I dont think anyone will do it free of cost. Alignment machines are expensive and if they do free alignment, how do you think they will recover their investment ?
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At least in Bangalore it is not free. Cahrges are Rs.180 to 250 for alignment and Rs.30 to 50 per tyre for balancing.
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At times there could be variations on different wheesl with new set of tyres and hence it is recommended to get atleats alignments doen if not balancing.

Also if you feel any woobling or any jerkiness effect when you drive at more than 60kmph or so
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At least in Bangalore it is not free. Cahrges are Rs.180 to 250 for alignment and Rs.30 to 50 per tyre for balancing.

I know places in Bangalore too, where alignment & balancing are both free...try Sai Iyengar's
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Alignment - Not necessary, particularly if you got the alignment done in the last 1000 to 2000 kms.

Balancing - Yes, in fact you must. Every tyre has its own balance problems which needs to be counterweighed. Now if you do not do that you may face double jeopardy. The new tyre is not counterbalanced and then you probably have some previous weights for the earlier tyre which are now at a completely wrong place on the rim. Recipe for disaster.
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I know places in Bangalore too, where alignment & balancing are both free...try Sai Iyengar's
What sort of machine do they use there ? And what are the prices for the normal tyres ?

the machine which the place uses to align your wheels is very important. Some of these small places use really old machines which will not be accurate.
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