Wheel Alignment

I've just had a full new set of tyres fitted to my 2013 BMW 5 Series Touring 520d SE at 29,000 miles, the garage also did a wheel alignment check, and some adjustment was made to the toe on all 4 wheels. My fuel consumption has now increased from around 53-54 mpg to consistently under 50. The new tyres fitted were exactly the same as the originals (Pirelli Cinturato P7s). The garage has rechecked the alignment and says everything is okay, but the fuel consumption has not improved. No other servicing has been performed. Could re alignment have such an effect?

Asked on 6 May 2016 by SP59

Answered by Honest John
Yes. If the original alignment was straighter then there would be less resistance. That does not mean that the new alignment is incorrect, just that it is probably to the factory settings. It might pay you to get it done again with proper laser Hunder equipment at a branch of www.alignmycar.co.uk/ Explain the problem to the technician.
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