A wheel alignment takes around an hour to complete for most vehicles. This alignment can help reduce the amount of wear on the tires and can improve fuel economy. Under normal driving conditions, a wheel alignment lasts 10,000 to 15,000 miles, but an annual alignment is recommended.
There are some cases in which a wheel alignment may not last for 10,000 miles. If a vehicle is involved in an accident, drives into a pothole or has some sort of jarring event, the alignment can be altered. In such cases, having an alignment done as soon as possible can help reduce uneven wear on the tires.