Alignment is kind of a headache business it seems, people will drive
around with it way out of whack and even the steering wheel not
straight. Then when you align the vehicle they expect it to drive
itself, without regard to wind (major influence esp. on high-profile
vehicles), road crown and other conditions.
This doesn't really speak to the original poster, but it's somewhat
I think if the person aligning it doesn't bounce the suspension a
couple of times beforehand it can affect the stance of the vehicle when
imounting the sensors and etc.
Typically on a problematic vehicle like that the original service
provider would offer to pay for the alignment at another shop in the
interest of customer satisfaction and hence keeping the customer.
It's a good idea, however, to not tell the second-opinion shop that
you'd had it at a competing shop--just say you'd like the alignment
checked and also you want to see the printout before any adjustments are
Also, I haven't heard anyone say anything about tire pressure,
although that's pretty obvious.