Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

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Tall Phil
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Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by Tall Phil » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:32 am

:shock: :shock:

Just had the GTS into the OPC for a wheel alignment.

There has been some confusion as their system had it in for a check up just to look at the wheels :x

So they can't do it today and I over on a long drive fro a couple of days. More wear on the front outside shoulders. :(

Anyway, they would have to rebook it in because it has lane departure cameras and AAC they say that would add 3 to 4 hours onto the front wheel alignment :o

Initial quote being over £500 for front wheel alignment.

Hmmmmm... seems an extremely inflated price for a wheel alignment. Extraordinary in fact. Unless anyone on here tells me that is normal.

I guess I will be going to Micheldever
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Re: Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by Paul » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:39 am

Had mine done (4 wheels) foc by Dick Lovett Bristol recently.
It think they had invested in some new laser 4 wheel kit and were running a promo.
£500 is taking the p1ss - any proper tyre place will be charging under £100 for 4 wheels alignment. Adjustment may be extra and camera alignment an added complication but I would try there first.

Here you go, as an example...

https://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/consume ... -alignment
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Re: Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by MikeM » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:14 pm

Agree with Paul, just had full four wheel alignment through ATS on wife's Land Rover £64.99. Maybe I am too simplistic in my thinking here but unless the cameras and sensors are on the actual wheels 🤔 Should it make such an impact to the cost?
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Re: Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by VanB » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:32 pm

Porsche really know how to do themselves a massive disservice quoting £500 for a front wheel alignment. That is simply usurous and I would definitely look elsewhere. I know Porsche owners are generally seen as being reasonably well-off but there is no need to squander money on overinflated pricing for simple services like a wheel alignment.
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Re: Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by Tall Phil » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:37 pm

I have no intention of taking them up on their offer :lol:

What I find sad is that there are people who do not have a scooby about mechanics and would not be able to challenge that; therefore, being taken advantage of. :(
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Re: Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by Retired » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:44 pm

When I had a Macan I had a new windscreen fitted. My Macan had lane departure and the dynamic headlight system fitted.

Apparently for these (and maybe other) systems to work correctly the tracking / alignment and camera (on windscreen) need to be set up to work together.

Actually had two windscreens, each fitted by a different OPC and both insisted on the the need to do this.

Suspect Micheldever and the like won't be able to do this.


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Re: Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by MikeM » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:30 pm

Probably ( well for me anyway) a good enough reason to resist all the extra gizmos and stick to using eyes and brain. Until of course they start to fail 🤕
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Re: Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by Col M » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:02 pm

Retired wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:44 pm
When I had a Macan I had a new windscreen fitted. My Macan had lane departure and the dynamic headlight system fitted.

Apparently for these (and maybe other) systems to work correctly the tracking / alignment and camera (on windscreen) need to be set up to work together.

Actually had two windscreens, each fitted by a different OPC and both insisted on the the need to do this.

Suspect Micheldever and the like won't be able to do this.
Yes with my two screen replacements, the November one recalibration was £150, in Feb it was £480...as wheel alignment had been added to the process. No wonder Admiral upped the quote for renewal by £300 in April
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Re: Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by r1flyguy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:56 pm

Had 2 new front tyres fitted to my Macan a couple of months ago, full wheel alignment done at my local OPC.
The alignment was circa. £160
I also have lange change/departure system, no mention if the extra charge by my OPC.!!!!!
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Re: Huge Cost for Wheel Alignment

Post by bilun777 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:07 am

My OPC quoted a special price of £150 after they'd informed me my macan was slightly toeing out.
A local garage "lasered" mine for £60.
Nice cup of tea and biscuits while I waited as well. :)
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