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Old 06-29-2017, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Let us hope not! FYI, replacement of tires does not automatically incur a need for alignment -- not at all. Your old tires will tell you a lot about whether or not there is an alignment need. The tires might be worn more on the shoulders than the center -- that is an inflation issue. If they are worn more on one shoulder than the other that DOES indicate a need for alignment. Also pulling to one side, although that is frequently a tire issue. Changing tires does not change alignment. If the alignment is good, the last thing you want is for a discount department store to mess it up!

Don in Austin
Just get your front end checked if you live in a state with allot of chuckholes, or you keep running over curbs, or a front end crash, even if the airbag did not deploy.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:00 PM
 
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I got my alignment done at a local chain then I get my tires from walmart. I suspect it might be better to do alignment with the new tires but the timing worked better for me.

I doubt the tires from walmart are any different than buying the cheapo no name stuff from a local tire guy.
It does not matter at all which you do first. If the old tires were wearing evenly, leave a good alignment alone.

Don in Austin
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:01 PM
 
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No they don't.

But do get an alignment when buying new tires.
Why would you do that if the old tires wore evenly?

Don in Austin
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:08 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I went to WalMart to inquire about a possible car battery. After waiting to speak to a guy for nearly 15 minutes he could barely speak English. I left and decided it's not worth it....
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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Only if that master tech is standing there watching the $9/hr tech change the oil. Over/under tightening drain plugs, over/under filling oil, etc are things that the $9/hr tech will do that won't be caught until too late.
Stripping the threads, which is what happened to me last year. And this was at the dealership I bought my car from. I ripped the service writer several new ones when she tried to blame it on what metal the pan is made of. I made them rethread it rather than replace it, and I flat refuse to deal with her anymore.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Stripping the threads, which is what happened to me last year. And this was at the dealership I bought my car from. I ripped the service writer several new ones when she tried to blame it on what metal the pan is made of. I made them rethread it rather than replace it, and I flat refuse to deal with her anymore.
I would of had them fix the pan and then order you a new one and replace when it came in and then give you a loaner while yours is being fixed, ive had problems at dealer and they always compensated me, for a mistake they made. I don't know what dealer you went to but you should of talked to the service manager I sure in the hell would of, if not available then the GM of the dealership.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:02 AM
 
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Stripping the threads, which is what happened to me last year. And this was at the dealership I bought my car from. I ripped the service writer several new ones when she tried to blame it on what metal the pan is made of. I made them rethread it rather than replace it, and I flat refuse to deal with her anymore.
Installing a steel thread insert in an aluminum pan can result in stronger than original threads if done properly. If done by the same idiots who stripped the pan in the first place, maybe not.

Don in Austin
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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not to my knowledge, but even if they did, why would you even consider walmart as a place to have car repairs of any kind done?

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Seriously. No other discussion needed. I wouldn't trust Wal-Mart to touch my car. I've had experience with them years and years ago. Nope.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Well, I'm thinking very seriously of getting new tires installed at Walmart. I got quotes yesterday on a set of Pirelli P4s.
Big O: $737
Walmart: $467

Both would have to special order. Both include road hazard, installation, balancing, new stems and rotation every 5K miles. Big O includes Alignment CHECK. (But my old tires have worn very evenly, so I'm not concerned with alignment.)

That's too much difference to ignore.
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Old 07-01-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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Find out my local walmart doesn't do alignments.
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