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Winter Tyres Alignment

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If I put on my winter tyres myself, does the alignment generally still need to be rechecked by a garage?
Or is is worth just payign the 60CHF to get the wheels changed?
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Old 21.05.2017, 18:05
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Re: Winter Tyres Alignment

Bit early for winter tires, isn't it? I know the Swiss like to plan ahead but...
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Old 21.05.2017, 18:43
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Re: Winter Tyres Alignment

Few garages would fit winter tires for you now.

Few check the alignment even when fitting the correct tires for the season.

Changing tires/wheels won't change the alignment...

Wheels/tires don't normally go out of balance through storage, if a wheel weight comes off (during storage, or in use) you'll notice.

Are you talking about checking balance, or alignment?
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Old 21.05.2017, 22:21
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Re: Winter Tyres Alignment

Don't need to mount winter tires on to get a car aligned.
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Re: Winter Tyres Alignment

and hopefully shouldn't need an alignment after mounting tires.
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Re: Winter Tyres Alignment

LOL all the answers. U guys just talk to talk and collect posts in ur stats?

Trye or even the whole rim change have nothing to do with ALINGMENT (car going straight/ steering wheel isnt straight etc..) So the nswer is no! No alignment needed.

Alignment is made in order to make the wheel point in the same direction = straight.

Balnce the wheels is soimething different - when u feel vibrations in steerring wheel.

Have fun changing them
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Old 24.05.2017, 00:26
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Re: Winter Tyres Alignment

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LOL all the answers. U guys just talk to talk and collect posts in ur stats?

Trye or even the whole rim change have nothing to do with ALINGMENT (car going straight/ steering wheel isnt straight etc..) So the nswer is no! No alignment needed.

Alignment is made in order to make the wheel point in the same direction = straight.

Balnce the wheels is soimething different - when u feel vibrations in steerring wheel.

Have fun changing them
We do understand that the steering geometary needs to be checked, usually after driving over a stone or a curb, but NOT usually after gently changing the wheels.

By the way the wheels are never aligned up exactly straight, they usually point inwards by the "toe in angle" - but you knew that didn't you?

Many people here are not fluent in English, and so we all assumed he meant, after 6 months tyre wear, rebalancing the wheels. He probably still does.
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We do understand that the steering geometary needs to be checked, usually after driving over a stone or a curb, but NOT usually after gently changing the wheels.

By the way the wheels are never aligned up exactly straight, they usually point inwards by the "toe in angle" - but you knew that didn't you?

Many people here are not fluent in English, and so we all assumed he meant, after 6 months tyre wear, rebalancing the wheels. He probably still does.
I am sorry, but what you attack me? U didnt even posted here, I am criticizing others replys and not urs(Constructive criticism is healthy).

Anyway tell us all about ur porschE, camber and toe alignment and how u watch paint beeing dryed out

1. He obviously is not an expert in mechanics or have an idea... So in order to explain things u must use easy and simple language and not technical jargon going deep all the way...
I deal with people professionally and this is my tip for future. Use neanderthal simple language and while ur at it answer the question rather than explain the heart anatomy.

I dont even know why am i wasting my time for writing this. We could get a behavioural psychologist tell us that. That would be fun. Maybe u can recommend someone?

Saph over and OUT.
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