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Can anyone help with any notes on the wheel alignment settings for my 2020 A6 2.0 TDi FWD model.

Also, can anyone recommend a decent company that knows what they're doing with getting the 4 wheel alignment set up.

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Hello James,

Is the car wearing its tyres unevenly, and if so which ones are wearing most, and where?  
I notice the car is just two years old, so it would be helpful to know what mileage it has covered to result in the alignment being out at this stage. 
With regard to settings, you shouldn’t have to concern yourself with these, since the operator should have the necessary data and tolerance figures, within their system. If they haven’t - worry! 
It is likely to prove difficult to get recommendations in your, or indeed any area, but you never know. 
As it turns out, in my area, I have confidence in my local ATS, not because they have the most sophisticated equipment, but just because you can talk things through with them, and I have confidence in them. Others may point out they wouldn’t use their local outlet, and opinions and experience will vary. 
What I have found is that a garage may have the most up to date equipment, but the ability/interest to use it properly?? 
Perhaps you can come back to us James. 
Kind regards,

Gareth. 

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Hi Gareth,

I didn't think the tyres were unevenly worn but the nearside tyre was more worn than the offside, only because they weren't changed at the same time previously.

Current mileage is just over 18000mls. My issues all started after the two front tyres were changed at Kwik fit and the guy said we do a free wheel alignment check, so i stupidly said that's fine, carry on. Really wish I had told them to leave well alone. When he came back to me afterwards and said it did need adjustment, front and rear, I asked how long would it take and what cost, wait for it..... told me 10 mins and £116.00, so I said don't bother, there's no way that can be done properly in 10 mins. Any other places I've spoke to said it takes about an hour to do a 4 wheel alignment properly.

After I got the car home, I changed the two front wheels with the new tyres on to the rear with the slightly more worn tyres now on the front but they're good tread too. 

I noticed after a couple of days that the steering wheel was slightly off centre. I was looking for Audi settings as my mate has alignment gauges and was going check to see what was wrong.

Anyhow, I've now got it booked in at a local Audi specialist who have the Hunter 4-wheel alignment system which seems to be the best/latest and these guys do know how to use it lol so I'll see how I get on with them and let you know how it all goes.

Cheers

James

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Hello James,

It must be me and my age, but I’m confused by your post. 
You say you told the Kwick Fit person to ‘carry on’ with the wheel alignment. …‘when he came back and said…£ and 10 mins’ you said ‘don’t bother’. So can we really take it the alignment wasn’t adjusted?? 
If it wasn’t, how is your steering wheel now off centre? If it wasn’t before, then how is it now - if it wasn’t adjusted!? 
I’m lost now! 
I hope for your sake that your chosen technicians do indeed know how to use their sophisticated equipment. It’s surprising how many people put their trust in the best of equipment, and believe the operators must therefore be just as good. 
I’m sure it will all work out for you. 
Kind regards,

Gareth. 

 

 

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Has ur car had the recall 42L1 for rear suspension nuts ? And if so how what date was it carried out ? 
only asking because I’ve had  wheel alignment issues which I ended up with a complaint with Audi Uk 

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On 10/24/2022 at 7:43 PM, Magnet said:

Hello James,

It must be me and my age, but I’m confused by your post. 
You say you told the Kwick Fit person to ‘carry on’ with the wheel alignment. …‘when he came back and said…£ and 10 mins’ you said ‘don’t bother’. So can we really take it the alignment wasn’t adjusted?? 
If it wasn’t, how is your steering wheel now off centre? If it wasn’t before, then how is it now - if it wasn’t adjusted!? 
I’m lost now! 
I hope for your sake that your chosen technicians do indeed know how to use their sophisticated equipment. It’s surprising how many people put their trust in the best of equipment, and believe the operators must therefore be just as good. 
I’m sure it will all work out for you. 
Kind regards,

Gareth. 

 

 

Hi Gareth, sorry for the delayed reply. 

When I got new tyres fitted by Kwik fit, I had noticed that the steering wheel was slightly off centre afterwards, no idea why but I managed to get the 4 wheel alignment done by an independent Audi specialist and it's now all okay :).

I was looking for the Audi settings just as a reference point as my mate has basic wheel alignment equipment. 

Cheers

James

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On 11/16/2022 at 10:32 PM, Mickwillow said:

Has ur car had the recall 42L1 for rear suspension nuts ? And if so how what date was it carried out ? 
only asking because I’ve had  wheel alignment issues which I ended up with a complaint with Audi Uk 

Hi Mick, I couldn't say if it's been done or not. I wasn't aware there was a recall for that but will check with Audi the next time I'm in and will let you know.

I got my 4 wheel alignment done by an independent Audi specialist so I would have thought they may have mentioned it but maybe not.

It all seems fine now though.

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On 11/16/2022 at 10:32 PM, Mickwillow said:

Has ur car had the recall 42L1 for rear suspension nuts ? And if so how what date was it carried out ? 
only asking because I’ve had  wheel alignment issues which I ended up with a complaint with Audi Uk 

Just had a quick look around online and it seems to be USA and Canadian models with the recall. Not sure if this is the case but I shall certainly ask next time I'm passing an Audi dealer.

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