I have a 99 323i, and have to replace my tires. I ordered the new Falken ZIEX ZE 512's (225/50R16) that were top rated in Consumer Reports from Sears, the only local dealer for Falken (I live in South Georgia, so snow is not an issue).
I know that I need an alignment too, but does it matter if I have a BMW Dealer do it with their "special" equipment, or can Sears do just as good a job (theoretically, anyway)? [My dealership will charge a hell of a lot more, and added that it takes them several hours. I wondered if that means that they will do more adjustments/checks...]
ALSO, assuming that I take it to the dealer, does it matter if I have the alignment done before or after I get the tires replaced (assuming I only drive the 100 mile drive to the dealer between the alignment and tires)? I wouln't think 100 miles would make a difference either way...
Thanks in advance, multiple opinions welcomed...
<span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>I don't drive fast,</span> <span style='color:red'>I FLY LOW</span></span>