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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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2 New Rear Tires and a Rear Alignment?

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I'm bran new to these forums. Lurked for awhile. The collective knowledge here is quite impressive. So I have a 2008 2/dr Special Edition Cobalt. Lately I have been having all kinds of issues with it.

I took it in for an oil change and maintenance 1 about a month ago. They informed me that my rear tires were both wearing through extremely fast. I have had the car since NOV 07. They had no idea what could cause the tires to be wearing so fast. Also told me that I needed the front control bushings to be replaced, and that it that would be covered by my warranty.

So about two weeks later I had time to take it in to get the front control bushing replaced. NOT the tires though. Kind of broke. So about 3 hours after I dropped it off they called me and said that the rear alignment was in really bad condition. Also said that would be whats causing the tires to wear so fast.

So finally for my question. How much do you think it should cost me for 2 new tires and a rear alignment? There price was a little sketchy to me and it changed 3 times since I have called them.

Thanks for the help guys,

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depends on the tires. As for the alignment, I don't think that the rear is align-able. My dads shop has an alignment machine and my rear was off a little also. But the computer didn't know what to do to align it. He said you can use shims, but he didn't really know where to put them.



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well do you have the stock tires on them?

that happened to me its all good my front driver said tire just wore itself right out but none of the rest of them

cuz if you do find out where your dealership gets their tires from i did that cuz you can get them cheaper. i paid about 70 bucks a tire and idno what the alignment job is but probably around $200 probably idno my balance and alignment was free since i was first timer at this tire place
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an alignment should not be more than about 50 bucks. I have seen them as high as 70 though



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an alignment should not be more than about 50 bucks. I have seen them as high as 70 though
this is very true. If they try to charge you more LEAVE and go elsewhere.
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an alignment should not be more than about 50 bucks. I have seen them as high as 70 though
same..... but yah the rear cannot be aligned as far as shimmin i wouldnt really recomend it so much.

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Thanks everyone. A friend of mine just looked over the tires and said that there fine. I think the dealership is just trying take some more money from me.

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