Seasonal Tire Rotation

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Seasonal Tire Rotation

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We live in NY and switch our snow tires seasonally. We also balance and do alignment on them but were told that not all tires require alignment. Is that true and do you always do alignment?

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CountryBoy wrote:We live in NY and switch our snow tires seasonally. We also balance and do alignment on them but were told that not all tires require alignment. Is that true and do you always do alignment?

Thanks.
You are not aligning the tires. You are aligning the car's suspension. Generally not necessary when you switch tires. Balancing probably not necessary either, but is inexpensive and can't hurt.
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You don't need to do an alignment just because you swap out tires winter/summer. At the shop I work at alignments are usually recommend when you buy new replacement tires, have a concern, or tires are showing uneven wear. You will need them balanced if your tires are swapped onto the same rims, if you have a full second set (winter tires have there own rims) then it really isn't needed.
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jesscj

Many thanks for your guidance.

The snow tires and the other tires all have their own rims so it looks as if we can forego both balancing and alignment.

Many thanks.
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