2009 EX-L V6 Accord Alignment Questions
On 11/21 I bought 4 Continental extreme contact dws06 tires from Town Fair Tire (they are a chain tire store in the Northeast). I got a great OTD price on the tires, mounting, balancing and TPMS sensors reprogrammed, so I allowed them to do a 4 wheel alignment for another $49. Their online reviews are not spectacular, especially regarding their alignment skills so I was hesitant to let them do the alignment, but I was there and it had been a long day already so I gave them a shot instead of waiting a week for an appointment to go the place I trust.
When I brought the car in there to get new tires it tracked straight and didn't pull at all. The steering wheel was dead true center when driving straight. When they were finished with the tire install and first 4 wheel alignment, the car would pull to the left slightly and the steering wheel would need to be a few degrees canted to the right while driving in a straight line.
I brought it back and had them redo the alignment. After 2nd alignment there was no difference. Car still pulled slightly left when I let go of the steering wheel, and the steering wheel was still a couple of degrees canted to the right when driving straight. I didn't have time to go back again on 11/21, so I went back today to try and get this figured out. They checked the alignment again, but I asked them to also switch the 2 front tires to see if it pulled to the right this time which would tell us that it was probably the front driver side tire causing the pull. The car does pull to the right now, though only just slightly. They are going to replace the tire that seems to have the radial pull, and hopefully that'll be problem solved. I'll have to wait for them to order it, though.
Being that I don't trust this shop all that much and that what I know about 4 wheel alignments I recently learned on Google, I'm going to post scans of the 3 alignments they did and ask for opinions from those that know more than I do. I want to know if you see anything funny or out of whack. The scans are numbered 1-3 corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd alignments. To me, looking at the scans it seems like it must be a wonky tire, but like I said, I'm no expert. Thanks!
- 2009 Accord EX-L V6 4dr w/Navi
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