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Front-End Alignment Question

I am having new tires put on my wife's 2003 Murano next week and I would like to have the front-end aligned to ensure that the new tires don't wear unevenly. My question is: Can I get the front-end aligned before the new tires are on or should I wait until the new tires are on and then get a Front-End Alignment? Does it Matter? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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I am having new tires put on my wife's 2003 Murano next week and I would like to have the front-end aligned to ensure that the new tires don't wear unevenly. My question is: Can I get the front-end aligned before the new tires are on or should I wait until the new tires are on and then get a Front-End Alignment? Does it Matter? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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If the old tires are evenly worn, why get an alignment at all? An alignment is only required if you are having tire wear problems (or, of course, if you have suspension work done).

I put new tires on my 04 SE last summer (all 4 of the the original GY's were evenly worn after 61K miles) and I gave zero thought to an alignment. Still no problems with the new Coopers 9K miles later.
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

An alignment, unlike an oil change or brake reline, is not time not mileage dependent. If your car runs straight and true, does not pull to one side or the other under braking, and the old tires wore evenly then the alignment does not need to be adjusted.

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The outside of the tires are worn more than the inside of the tires. So, I'll go back to my original question: Does it matter if I get the front-end alignment now or when the new tires are in stock? Does it matter? I'm not sure if the two are related.

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...Does it matter if I get the front-end alignment now or when the new tires are in stock? Does it matter?
It does not matter.

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Okay, great. Thank you to everyone that responded to my post. I appreciate your timely responses.


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If its just the outside of the tires alignment maybe OK... could be from lots of hard cornering...

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I figure that an alighment every couple of years isn't a bad idea in any case. Even if tires haven't worn visibly, catching any mis-alignment before it becomes visible saves tire wear.

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