Originally Posted by rich mac
I rarely have an alignment done on my autos. If the car drives straight and the steering wheel is centered, I consider the alignment good. I rotate my own tires, so I get a good look at tread wear patterns for early problems.
Another good tip is never, ever, let an unfamiliar dealer or mechanic touch anything more than absolutely necessary when away from home.
If the vehicle drives well enough to get home, take it to a dealer where you can throw rocks thru the window if needed.
Some dealers are honest even for strangers... then there are the rest.