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While getting the oil changed on a 2008 Chevy Cobalt, they performed an alignment analysis (and made the change take 1.5 hours longer >.>). The technician printed a report stating my front end had too much toe in. I've search online but couldn't find anyplace stating 0.2 degrees was anything to be worried about, or whether I need to spend some extra cash to get the alignment corrected.

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FYI: it is possible to adjust toe-in at home. This older answer has a link to a video with the procedure: mechanics.stackexchange.com/a/2829/57 Summary: it's a bit of work but not intellectually challenging. –  Bob Cross Nov 12 '13 at 14:46

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Found these specs here: http://www.fixya.com/cars/t14840019-toe_in_specs_2005_cobalt

It is an 2005 so it might not be perfectly the same as a 2008, but the specs have 0.20 as correct with a tolerance of 0.20 either direction. That makes me think you are right on spec and do not need an alignment.

KEY: ± = plus or minus; C/t = Cross Tolerances; Toe T= total toe; S/W A = steering wheel angle Thrust A = thrust angle
__________________________________________________ ________________________
Suspenion.......Camber.....Camber C/t.....Caster......Caster C/t...toe T.....S/W A.....Thrust A
FE1
Front ..............-1.00º .......±0.75º ......... 3.00º.......±0.75º.........0.20º......0.00º...... - -
.....................±0.75º ..........- -.............±0.75º...........- - ........±0.20º ....±3.50º ......- -
__________________________________________________ ________________________

Rear...............-0.80º ........... - - .............. - - ........... - - ......... 0.25º ...... - -.......0.00º
.....................±0.75º.............- - ............. - - ........... - -..........±0.30º ...... - - ... ±0.30º
__________________________________________________ ________________________
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FE3 & FE5
Front............... -1.05º ......±0.75º...........3.65º..........±0.75º ..... 0.20º .....0.00º .....- -
......................±0.75º ......... - - .......... ±0.75º ............- -........±0.20º....±3.50º..... - -
__________________________________________________ ________________________

Rear................-0.80º............- -............. - - ..............- -..........0.25º.......- -........0.00º
......................±0.75º ...........- - ............ - - ..............- -........±0.30º.......- -.......±0.30º
__________________________________________________ ________________________
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Agreed, but the more neutral, the better your mileage and tire life. You'll probably get to go an extra 500 miles if your toe-in is neutral. Mileage you wouldn't even notice. Mind you, slight toe-in makes for a nice smooth ride. –  Juann Strauss Nov 11 '13 at 17:06

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