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My wife was driving her 2014 350SLK a couple of days ago and hit a curb which blew out one of the front tires. She took the car to the MB dealership yesterday to get a new tire and an alignment but the service manager said no alignment was necessary. She asked the service manager a second time if she needed the alignment to make sure he understood but he said it wasn't needed. This struck me as strange since on all other cars hitting a curb would automatically mean getting an alignment.

Does anyone know if the car would or wouldn't need an alignment after such an accident?
 

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Definetely get an allignment.
 

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My wife was driving her 2014 350SLK a couple of days ago and hit a curb which blew out one of the front tires. She took the car to the MB dealership yesterday to get a new tire and an alignment but the service manager said no alignment was necessary. She asked the service manager a second time if she needed the alignment to make sure he understood but he said it wasn't needed. This struck me as strange since on all other cars hitting a curb would automatically mean getting an alignment.

Does anyone know if the car would or wouldn't need an alignment after such an accident?
Stealership told me that the car needs to be aligned every six month for $210.00

The Alignment Factory in Miami charged $45.00 and told me it only needs alignment when I hit a curb or replace the tires... The guy at the alignment factory has only been doing one thing for 30 years - Alignments
 

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Well it depends how
What
With angle

Etc etc
You can just brush past a kerb and nothing will happen ie blow out
But do again and a blow out .

Depends on speed angle how much of a direct impact you have on a kerb etc .

But to be on the safe side by all means have a 4 wheel laser alignment check adjust done .

But you may be lucky and not actually knock out the alignment enough .

How often wheel alignment has to be done well common sense kicks in then .
Slight kerbing which happens here in uk land often .
Susp
Bushes
Springs
Alloy wheel change
Etc
Etc
I could go on .
But if the tyres are running true no edge wear pulling to one side
And you dont kerb ever
And no steering susp wear .

Leave well alone .

It also depends on your mileage if you dont do many no need for it .
If you put a lot of milage then it makes sense to .

But after a while as in a long period no harm in getting checked out . :tu:
 

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Maybe the dealer did a free alignment check and didn't see anything out of spec? Probably unlikely... I know I always say this in every alignment thread but find your local Firestone Auto and get their lifetime alignment.
 
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