Q: I'm getting new tires installed but I can't afford an alignment for a week. Is that OK?

asked by on

I am getting new tires installed tomorrow and I have not had an alignment done in about a year. The problem is that I don't know enough funds to get the alignment done the same day as the tires. I am wondering if my new tires will be ok for a week until I get the alignment done or Will I have to worry about excessive wear and tear?

My car has 87000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should be fine. If you aren’t having a problem with you steering veering to the left or right excessively, or a wear and tear problem then you will be fine. Even if you are having problems with the front end alignment just a week won’t hurt much. If you feel like there are issues with the tires or steering you could wait if you want. Even next week your tires will still be close to brand new. I wouldn’t worry about it too much though unless you are planning on driving across country.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I'm getting new tires installed but I can't afford an alignment for a week. Is that OK?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I have a 2013 Dodge Durango... The Service Power Steering Light comes on frequently....

Under normal operating conditions, the EPS light comes on when the ignition switch is turn on, then goes off when the engine is started. If the EPS light remains on when the engine is running, there is a problem with...

Q: Q: Power steering problem

If the power steering pump is making a noise when entering the pot holes and coming out of them, then the pressure control valve may be sticking and temporarily causing the steering to get hard. If there is nothing wrong...

Q: 2014 Madza CX-5 rear tires are almost completely bald, while front tires look new. I was rear ended on the highway back in July.

The rear tires are most likely getting worn too fast due the the rear alignment is out of specifications with excessive toe in or toe out due to the accident. Have alignment checked and also see if the suspension is...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...