How important is alignment?
I drive (and love) a 1982 Volvo DL wagon. I just had two new tires put on at Wheel Works. My tires do not seem to last more than 4 years with very little mileage. (I rent cars for trips.) I don't remember making alignment part of my yearly maintenance.
Wheel Works said they couldn't align it for me because I need new tie rods to the tune of $224.
I have noticed since the tires were put on a few days ago, that when on the freeway driving at 60 mph I feel as if I'm being pushed from the right side.
I'll go back to WW today to see about the pushing feeling I'm getting but wonder if it's imparative that I do the tie rods and alignment now.
It's interesting that the pushing feeling wasn't there before the two new tires.