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PLEASE HELP - Wheel alignment!

chaiyachaiya Posts: 13
edited December 2016 in Honda
I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday weekend!

I'm hoping the car experts can help me with this question! The service guy at the dealer's is telling me that I need to get a wheel alignment on my 2015 Honda Accord LX that only has 5,500 miles on it. Does this sound normal or do you think that he is trying to rip me off? I don't understand how basically a new car needs a wheel alignment already. Have you ever heard of anything like this? Please advise me when you get a chance. Thanks in advance for all your help!!!

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 85,774
    chaiya said:

    I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday weekend!

    I'm hoping the car experts can help me with this question! The service guy at the dealer's is telling me that I need to get a wheel alignment on my 2015 Honda Accord LX that only has 5,500 miles on it. Does this sound normal or do you think that he is trying to rip me off? I don't understand how basically a new car needs a wheel alignment already. Have you ever heard of anything like this? Please advise me when you get a chance. Thanks in advance for all your help!!!

    Why did he suggest it? Did you have a complaint about steering?

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  • tonyg2016tonyg2016 midwest, usaPosts: 559
    Uneven tire wear?
    vibration?

    Sounds like they are trying to make some money on you...
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 60,621
    edited December 2016
    Alignment has quantitative evidence. If he hasn't put your car on the machine and given you a print out of your car's present specs vs. factory specs, then he has no idea if you need an alignment or not.

    If he has shown you a print out from the machine along with showing you deviation from factory spec, then it's legit.

    Yes, a new car can need an alignment if you smack a pothole or other obstruction hard enough or if the car wasn't delivered with the right specifications from the pre-delivery check at the dealership (also quite possible).


    Here Are Your Car's Specification (not for 18" tires however)

    4-wheel alignment is recommended.

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