My 2011 S3 BE went in for it's first service yesterday. When I went to collect they told me to be aware that my front tyres were almost needing changed. ( They are also replacing yet another wheel for the lacquer coming off under warranty )
Measured sizes were 3mm and 2mm. However these were measured on the inside of the tyres. As in the front drivers tyre which is at 2mm on the inside is still at 4.5mm on the middle to outside.
They said that it needed the wheel alignment done which would be £120+vat. I thought this seemed a bit steep. However he said it was 4 wheel laser alignment and was required because of the Quattro 4 wheel drive.
I have a few questions.
1) Is this price excessive for wheel alignment?
2) Is there a special wheel alignment required for my car or can I just pop down to the local tyre fitters?
3) Is there something wrong with my car that I need new tyres after 6000 miles? (Rears are at 4.5mm)
My last car, a 2008 S3 had the same Vredestein Ultrac Cento tyres on for 2 years over 16,000miles.
Tyres on this car are Continental Sport Contact 2.
Thanks in advance.