How much does an alignment cost?
A wheel alignment requires no parts, but is labor intensive, this means that costs can vary not only by area (cost of living), but also due to competition.
Costs can be very different between shops, especially if two or more nearby shops are fiercely competing against each other, so we can only offer approximate pricing guidelines, and suggest that it's always wise to check around and get quotes from different businesses.
A standard 2-wheel, front end alignment should cost somewhere in the area of $30 and $65.
If you require a 4-wheel alignment, you can expect the charges to be more in the area of $50 to $95.
If the wheels also require balancing, you should expect to add an additional $10 to $15 per wheel.
Poor wheel alignment is bad because it can cause uneven wear on your tires, wasting money on replacement costs, and dangerous because it can cause poor handling of the vehicle, which may cause an accident.