Model 3

Don’t neglect alignment

edited November -1 in Model 3
I had a unpleasant surprise when I took my 1 year old M3 in for tires and found that they were unevenly worn due to being out of alignment. The backs were out way more than the fronts. I was so happy with avoiding oil changes and such that I didn’t think about alignment.

Comments

  • edited November -1
    Did you avoid rotations/balancing? I don’t think alignments should be necessary in a 1 year old M3 unless you hit something like a pothole to knock it out of alignment.
  • edited December 2019
    If you go over rough roads, potholes or just alot of bumps all the time, you should do alignments regularly. You either pay for alignments, or you pay for it with your tires. One way or another you're paying.
  • edited November -1
    Alignment also has an impact on AP performance.
  • edited December 2019
    Or keep a close eye on tire wear.
  • edited November -1
    Moreso because alignment is not always a straightforward process
  • edited December 2019
    I see what you did there bighorn.
  • edited December 2019
    Also, my car drives straight as an arrow after 33k miles. Tires wear evenly. And I've broken 2 rims on potholes. Weird.
  • edited December 2019
    So is it true (there was a debate in another thread a while back) that Tesla should do the alignment because of the cameras?
  • edited November -1
    I am still trying to Figure out what a Hairy Piano is
  • edited December 2019
    Wheel alignment has no bearing on the cameras that I can conjure. Alignment is challenging as evidenced by many complaints of off center steering wheels.
  • edited November -1
    Bighorn | December 5, 2019
    Wheel alignment has no bearing on the cameras that I can conjure. Alignment is challenging as evidenced by many complaints of off center steering wheels.
    Okay, thanks.. The topic came up a while back as I posted about Firestone lifetime alignment deal. I think it's like $175 for lifetime alignment service.

    The debate went on and some said Tesla has to do it because of the cameras..
  • edited November -1
    @ Joshan, so you’re on a hirsute pursuit?
  • edited November -1
    @joshan
    I trust you’ve checked urban dictionary. For boomers in need of hip replacement.
  • edited November -1
    I had my tires rotated at 6500 miles twice but went 12k before I discovered the problem. 90% smooth hiway driving.
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