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Old 08-19-2010, 10:13 AM
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Anyone able to suggest a place in Calgary for a wheel Alignment? JUST got my car and the steering wheel has a slight cant to the right. Just does not look for feel right!?

I am looking for a proper job done at a reasonable price. Is dealership safest? OR wiser to utilize the other German car shops around the city?
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:04 AM
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Turns out its a bent control arm or spindle!

Where do I take it in Calgary? Dealership? Tune Dub? Mid-Town Services?

Possibly covered under warranty? Vehicle only has 39,000KM on it!

Do dealerships only cover things under warranty? (car is from the states)
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George at TuneDub would be my choice. I don't know if the warranty from the states is valid in Canada, I'm actually pretty sure it isn't.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:13 PM
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WELL! I took it to Kal Tire for them to have a look at it.

Turns out its a bent control arm or spindle!

Funny thing is; them hoisting it up and checking it has seem to fix it! LMAO The steering wheel holds straight with no more cant to the right. Don't get me wrong I am still going to have someone fix the problem but definitely weird.

I am taking it to the dealership in Royal Oak Audi. From my research I strongly believe warranty from the US carry's up to Canada. I am taking it to the dealership in HOPES that it will be covered by warranty! Less than 40k and already a bent control arm or spindle!? Just does not sound right to me.
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What makes you say that it's a bent control arm or spindle? Jacking up a car is not going to bend it back into spec. I think it's likely that you have something else going on here. Check alignment, wheels/tires, ball joints, bushings, control arms, etc.
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I took it to Royal Oak Audi on Wednesday. I did my 40,000KM maintenance along with having them check things out with the issues happening on my steering wheel.

Turns out all it needed was a wheel alignment!!! This tells me Kal Tire had no clue how to properly align an Audi. Control Arm and Spindle checked out OK.

My handling is back! handles like a dream now! Pretty excited about it.
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FYI.
Found this online...

"Audi and VW cars bought in the US and brought to Canada can be repaired at any Canadian Audi-VW dealer, they are repaired under VW's North American Warranty," said Remi Lobo, VW Service Advisor for Agincourt Autohaus Inc.
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Wow! EXCELLENT NEWS! Thanks for the follow up!
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Sorry I haven't responded in this post. You guys need to talk to Chad @ Kaltire on 32 for all your tire and alignment needs. Tell him Ryan aka Boyband sent you,he is a euro enthusiast.
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i also had a great experience @ Alvin Automotive, plus they are equipped to handle any type of aftermarket rim without rashing it (as can happen at Kal Tire)

Alvin Automotive Inc
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