So many customers come in asking for an alignment. The first thing we ask and the first thing any good responsible and ethical repair facility should ask is “why do you think you need an alignment?” If you respond with “I have a vibration in the steering and or car over 40,50,60,etc mph” than we politely suggest you get a wheel balance instead or in addition to a wheel alignment.
Wheel alignments are what keep your vehicle driving straight and your tires from wearing prematurely. While it is possible to have a vibration because your wheel alignment is off. It would need to be off by a very significant amount and this almost never happens unless you hit a curb or something really hard.
So next time you have a high-speed vibration in your vehicle it’s a wheel balance you should be asking for. However you should always go into your repair facility describing the symptoms of your complaints and letting the technician determine What’s actually wrong with your vehicle.