Can a car be safely driven with a damaged wheel alignment?
depends on whose driving
Assuming that one is referring to a front wheel alignment, there are a number of signs that can indicate that this process is required. If the car has driven over 100,000 miles since the last alignment, the front tires are wearing unevenly, the front of the car shakes when driving on a smooth surface, or the car is pulling to one side, a front wheel alignment is probably needed.
On average a 2 wheel alignment runs about $50.00. If you get a 4 wheel alignment it will cost you $80.00 to $100.00. I used to work at a car dealer and we charged $130.00 for a 4 wheel alignment. Best advice shop around and make sure you get a warranty because sometimes the mechanic will not adjust the alignment right and you will have to go back.