My yearly NY inspection revealed a bad upper ball joint and the shop gave me a quote to replace it. One of the line items on the quote was an automatic and irremovable item which read "Auto: alignment required".
After some research I decided it would be better if I replaced both of the front upper control arms (bushings and ball joint included) on my 2011 Honda Accord by following https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZGr8Xf2ip8
If it matters my car has 120,000 miles and this is the first time it's ever needed suspension work. I drove it around a bit after the repair and it does not seem to pull left nor right.
Should I go in for an alignment anyways? I've read several online forums and some people say that it's required while others claim that since I didn't touch the tie rod nor any alignment items then it's not needed.