I have owned Toyota Corolla 2005 since the last 3 years. The previous owner had changed the original tire rim to size 215/55R17 91W. I bought a new set of tires(Primewell PZ900) 2 years back and got the alignment done, everything went fine. But my rear tires wore out in only 13000 miles (Guaranteed to last 40,000 miles).
I got the same tire again and was trying to get the wheels aligned, but the tire shop says that they cannot align my rear wheels. They say, a shim(K6660-3) would need to be installed on both of my rear tires and have quoted me 225$ for the shim work.
I am confused about the following: - Shouldn't the same set of tires align well if they aligned well last time ? - Should I try to get it aligned again ? I have a 3-year alignment contract. - How bad is the rear wheel alignment ? - If the shim is absolutely necessary, can't I get the work done only on the left rear ? - Is 225$ fair for the work at hand ? Is there an alternative ?
Any suggestions would be of great help !