When the wheels of the car are not aligned there is uneven pressure on the tires. They tend to push against each other. When that happens the car faces uneven friction and much more resistance from the road surface. It results in the tire becoming bald on one side.
In this manner, is it OK to get an alignment before new tires?
Yes, you can get an alignment before buying new tires. Most experts agree that the only effect worn tires have on your alignment is a change to the vehicle's ride height which, given today's steering and suspension design, should be negligible.
Can you align a car with worn tires?
However, potholes, mileage, collisions, and many other issues can cause these parts on your vehicle to become out of alignment. While a vehicle with a less-than-perfect alignment typically promotes tire wear, worn tires rarely, if ever, cause your vehicle to become out of alignment.
How much does it cost to get an alignment?
Expect to pay between $50 and $75 for a two-wheel alignment, and double that for a four-wheel alignment. Many shops also recommend getting a tire rotation at the same time, which simply means moving tires from front to back and side to side, in turn promoting an even wear pattern.