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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-06-2012, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Alignment needed?

I have recently changed my rear 2 tires of my 2006 C230 at Costco. I have noticed that after I feel a kind of slight skidding like thing when I am driving specially on highways at high speed. I feel a little pull on the steering wheel also.
Can you tell me what this is because of? Do the wheels needs alignment? or is it something else? Or do I need to change my front tires as well, so that all the 4 tires are same and new.
Also is it worth to do the alignment at the dealers where they charge $175 whereas AAA or even Honda dealer charge around $50-60.
I do not want to spend the money doing alignment and see the problem is still not solved.
Any suggestions, experts?
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The very first thing you need to do is swap the two front wheels and see how it drives. Simple and easy. If no improvement then take it to a really good front end shop- not Firestonemor one of those places.
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Ditto, try putting the new tires on the front wheels and the older ones on the rears and see how the car behaves. But I don't see how changing only the rear tires would affect the front end alignment. Personally I always buy all 4 new tires at the same time partly because I have them rotated regularly and they wear out at about the same time.

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