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Old 01-17-2013, 09:40 PM
DHC8 DHC8 is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2007
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Mein Auto: 325
2006 325 coming up on 120,000 miles, and most people would consider me to be obsessive with maintenance.

The car has never been aligned.

However I am about to have it done due to the front tire wear patterns. So where? My independent BMW garage does not have a rack, in spite of looking like a corporate flight department hanger (which says something). So it will go to the dealer. I do not even trust my VW Golf to the tire/quick lube operations. (Truth be told I wouldn't even trust my lawnmower to them, and I don't like my lawnmower.)

IMO this is one of those things that is important, but can be easily monitored by the owner. If the car is driving normally, and the tires are wearing reasonably, then there is nothing more to this puzzle and the money is better spent on something else. On the other hand if it needs to be done it would be best done by someone who does not find the car to be unusual.
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