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post #61 of 79 Old 06-22-2017, 06:37 PM
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UnknownJinX, very well said.

Amen. I'm glad this forum supports this function.


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post #62 of 79 Old 06-23-2017, 07:20 AM
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Why is an alignment needed at 45K miles? My original tires lasted me 105K miles, and the 2nd set I have now (Michelin, comparable to the stock ones it came with) are at the yellow stage (America's Tire rating of when to start thinking about changing them). I am at 181K miles now, and they just told me like 2 weeks ago that I should have my alignment checked because the inner sides of the tires are showing some wear. Granted I've done more driving through the canyons, so that may be the reason.

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Oil-10K, 19.8K(10%), 29K(5%), 39.8K(-73), 50.6K(-245), 61.3K(-75), 72.1K(5%), 83.7K(-497), 95.3K(-288), 105K(-8427), 128K(-1403), 140K(-1599), 152K(?), 162K(-30), 173K(-9)
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I change the oil myself because I have it done in less time than it takes to drive to a place.
Fair enough. I've probably changed my own oil more often than taking it in in the past 20 years.

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I had a dealer tell me they couldn't figure out why my tire was losing air so I had the wife back the car with the wheels turned out and low and behold there's a nail.
LOL. I get snow tires from Discount Tire and I put the warranty certificates on my OEM tires. They do my tire work, I've always been happy with them.

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Took my car to a Jiffy Lube once for an oil change cuz I was on the road and didn't have access to tools. They didn't tighten the drain bolt and on a 1400 mile road trip and I lost a qt of oil.
My previous 2 vehicles were VW's and both had belly pans, and the latter VW was a diesel. So that made the oil changes too difficult for me to trust an instant place.

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Taking it to a stealership doesn't guarantee you a single thing.
Agreed, it's not a guarantee. But I'm certainly not a meachanic and it's almost a guarantee that I haven't seen it before. At least with dealerships they service a lot of Hondas.


My experience with dealers on my past few cars has been pretty good. While I've paid a bit more, I don't feel like I was ever taken advantage of and they haven't not fixed the problem that I was having. I tried one different VW dealer ONCE (because it was near to my home), and I got some BS about my trans leak being normal and nothing to worry about. I knew that wasn't right, took it back to my normal dealer (about a 30 mile drive) and they not only told me it wasn't normal, but that there was an extended warranty and VW repaired it for free. So, I'm not completely car stupid...I don't usually get taken advantage of...except for price. But I haven't put forth the effort to find an independent so that's on me. I'm sure others have been screwed over big time.

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why is an alignment needed at 45k miles?
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An alignment should be checked periodically. If in spec, leave it alone. However, I bet 9 out of 10 times it will be off. I can't think of a single area that perfect roads everywhere. Hitting a pothole can knock it out of spec. In the long term it may lead to uneven tire wear. Steering wheel may still be straight but alignment could be off.

Even when our accord was new, the alignment was off slightly. The steering wheel was slightly off center. The car tracked straight but wheel was at 11:45 position or so. Dealership gave me a hard time but eventually fixed it under warranty. Subsequently, we'll probably have it checked/adjusted when it's time for new tires or 5 years (car gets driven very little), which ever comes first.

On the G, since I run summer tires and a set is good for about 2-3 years, that gets checked adjusted just before new tires are put on.

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What specific tires did you get 105K miles out of? How old were they?

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Yeah, I'm curious about the tires too!

I got 66k on the 18" Michelins on my first Sport, the 19" Continentals on my last one had 27k miles and had roughly 60% tread remaining, but 102k is pretty impressive.

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An alignment should be checked periodically. If in spec, leave it alone. However, I bet 9 out of 10 times it will be off. I can't think of a single area that perfect roads everywhere. Hitting a pothole can knock it out of spec. In the long term it may lead to uneven tire wear. Steering wheel may still be straight but alignment could be off.

Even when our accord was new, the alignment was off slightly. The steering wheel was slightly off center. The car tracked straight but wheel was at 11:45 position or so. Dealership gave me a hard time but eventually fixed it under warranty. Subsequently, we'll probably have it checked/adjusted when it's time for new tires or 5 years (car gets driven very little), which ever comes first.

On the G, since I run summer tires and a set is good for about 2-3 years, that gets checked adjusted just before new tires are put on.

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What specific tires did you get 105K miles out of? How old were they?
The original ones that came with the car Michelin Primacy, and I must correct myself, it was 102K miles in June '15. The replacements are the Michelin Premiers. Post #40 in this thread is how I recall: Original Equipment Tire Replacement?

I updated my sig with the info, so I don't have to search again lol.

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Oil-10K, 19.8K(10%), 29K(5%), 39.8K(-73), 50.6K(-245), 61.3K(-75), 72.1K(5%), 83.7K(-497), 95.3K(-288), 105K(-8427), 128K(-1403), 140K(-1599), 152K(?), 162K(-30), 173K(-9)
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I should have stated that on my 2016 Accord at 15,000 miles, it was pulling to the left. I had to hold the steering wheel slightly to the right to get it to track straight. That's how I knew alignment was off, my arm was getting tired of holding it straight.

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I should have stated that on my 2016 Accord at 15,000 miles, it was pulling to the left. I had to hold the steering wheel slightly to the right to get it to track straight. That's how I knew alignment was off, my arm was getting tired of holding it straight.
Good to know, I guess that's what I should have asked the OP. If they noticed something wrong/weird. Otherwise, if there is no noticeable difference I don't see why an alignment would be a part of routine maintenance.

I'm very paranoid about alignment 'work'. With my 6th gen Accord, I took it to a Goodyear shop in Glendale, CA for them to replace my tires. I believe it was my first change. When I went to pick it up, they told me that I needed my alignment done, and that the rear control arms were not adjustable, so they would have to replace the stock arms with aftermarket arms in order to get the alignment right. The car was less than 2 years old. I told him, "okay I'll come back when I have some more money". Never went back to that shop again lol.

13 Accord EX-L Sedan I4 CVT-200K miles so far
Oil-10K, 19.8K(10%), 29K(5%), 39.8K(-73), 50.6K(-245), 61.3K(-75), 72.1K(5%), 83.7K(-497), 95.3K(-288), 105K(-8427), 128K(-1403), 140K(-1599), 152K(?), 162K(-30), 173K(-9)
Transmission Fluid-51.1K, 107K, 152K
Tires-102K(Primacy)
Headlights-Left 98K Right 102K
Alternator Belt-150K
Auto Tensioner Assembly-120K
FOB Battery-2.5 years
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An alignment should be checked periodically. If in spec, leave it alone. However, I bet 9 out of 10 times it will be off. I can't think of a single area that perfect roads everywhere.
I can think of an area where the alignment will be in spec 9 out of 10 times


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It really takes you 2 hrs to rotate your tires? Do you work for the DMV?




With the limited number of jack and cleaning my wheels and tires. What do i need to rush for? Damn, your sarcasm game is strong, i give you that.
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I can think of an area will the alignment will be in spec 9 out of 10 times


Texas!
Consider yourself very lucky. Here in the midwest/snow belt, road construction/repair is never ending.

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Consider yourself very lucky. Here in the midwest/snow belt, road construction/repair is never ending.
I consider myself lucky for everyday of the past 26 years that I've lived in Texas as well as enjoying the two lane 75Mph posted roller coaster roads that run through east central Texas!

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I consider myself lucky for everyday of the past 26 years that I've lived in Texas as well as enjoying the two lane 75Mph posted roller coaster roads that run through east central Texas!
Haha right?

Granted, living in downtown Dallas I experienced hellacious traffic and construction. I have no idea how those Michelins lasted even 67k miles.

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Haha right?

Granted, living in downtown Dallas I experienced hellacious traffic and construction. I have no idea how those Michelins lasted even 67k miles.
I drive up to Energy Square on I-75 every third week when not working remotely. The last ten miles of the trip sucks!


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