Some ways to save money on a tire alignment include searching for coupons, doing the alignment at home and calling several auto shops to compare prices. It is also possible to get discounts on tire alignments at some shops by using a AAA membership.
Almost all auto repair shops offer tire alignments, and many of these shops offer discounts. For instance, it is common for auto shops to offer discounts on alignments in the spring, as many cars need alignments after driving in the winter through tough conditions. Many of these shops also offer coupons for alignments, many times placing the coupons in local newspapers or magazines. For people who have a AAA card, there may also be discounts available at some, but not all, auto repair shops. The same goes for discounts such as a military discount.
As of 2015, the average cost of a tire alignment ranges from $20 to $400, depending on the shop, make and model. There are two-wheel alignments and four-wheel alignments, and in most cases, these services have similar prices, but if the car is European or a high-end Asian vehicle, special tools are necessary. This raises the cost of the alignment. It is always a good idea to contact a couple of local auto shops for a quote on an alignment to get the best price.