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Hey,

I needan alignment done. Because of the DAS, should I go to my dealer or can I get it done anywhere with a good machine?
Is there anything different?

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I'm interested in the answer to this question as well.
 

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There is a $50 cost difference between my dealer and a tire shop. I may stick with the dealer and ask for a DAS reset as well.
 

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Took my 2018 q50t to the dealership for the 15,000 miles scheduled maintenance/service.
They discovered leak at rear differential and sign of uneven tire wear and recommend 4 wheels alignments. They wanted $ 396 after shop fees, taxes and etc...
I told them I'll take it to Firestone and get it done cheaper plus lifetime warranty.
Told by service Advisor that only the dealership can do the alignments because the electronics stuff that connected to the wheels.
Just wanted to know anyone had the same response from the dealership ?
Is it true or they're just trying to get you to spend them $$$
Appreciate any help or suggestions.
 

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I have had my alignments done at local tire shops with no problems or issues since owning the car. I would say that is a line of BS they are trying to sell you.
 

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Someone suggested calling Firestone and ask if they got the specs for q50 alignments.
I did and they say the need the car to get the alignment.
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How are they gonna get the alignment from the car when it's already out of alignment ???
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Also found this in another forum.
Supposedly it's the alignment specs. For q50

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I have had my alignments done at local tire shops with no problems or issues since owning the car. I would say that is a line of BS they are trying to sell you.
Thanks for the info.
 

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Took my 2018 q50t to the dealership for the 15,000 miles scheduled maintenance/service.
They discovered leak at rear differential and sign of uneven tire wear and recommend 4 wheels alignments. They wanted $ 396 after shop fees, taxes and etc...
I told them I'll take it to Firestone and get it done cheaper plus lifetime warranty.
Told by service Advisor that only the dealership can do the alignments because the electronics stuff that connected to the wheels.
Just wanted to know anyone had the same response from the dealership ?
Is it true or they're just trying to get you to spend them $$$
Appreciate any help or suggestions.
I would ask to watch the tech to make sure I got my money's worth. $396 (alignment only???) should be buying at least 2 to 2.5 hours of shop labor. I seriously doubt it takes that long.
 

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DAS? Must be done at dealer. It is very involved. Having said that the price still seems a little high. Non DAS? Any competent shop.
 

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Can I just get the Alignment done without the DAS done ?
Or I need both done every time ?
Because I'm in Houston and some of the roads are really bad plus there's lots of constructions.
Can't afford the Dealer price every month for Alignments and DAS.
 

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Can I just get the Alignment done without the DAS done ?
Or I need both done every time ?
Because I'm in Houston and some of the roads are really bad plus there's lots of constructions.
Can't afford the Dealer price every month for Alignments and DAS.
Umm why would you need an alignment every month? Also I don't you can consider Houston to have bad roads. I've driven there many times and they're roads are very good compared to the Northeast or upper Midwest.
 

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Can I just get the Alignment done without the DAS done ?
Or I need both done every time ?
Because I'm in Houston and some of the roads are really bad plus there's lots of constructions.
Can't afford the Dealer price every month for Alignments and DAS.
You can't separate the DAS from the steering. If you have DAS, only a dealer can do the alignment properly. An aligmnment with a DAS equipped car requires a DAS alignment procedure. Otherwise you are wasting your time and money.

Do YOU actually have DAS? I see the OP said they did.

We have some God awful roads in in SE Wisconsin. Worse now that winter is here and will be even worse in April during the thaw. My car is turning six years old and has 51K miles. I've never needed an alignment. You should only need an alignment if something is worn or damaged. It is hard to tell if the steering is off a bit with DAS because of its unique properties. The best indicator of if you need an alignment is tire wear.
 

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My 2014 Q50 Hybrid AWD has DAS. I have taken it to Firestone for 4 years now (every 6K) for alignments (Lifetime Alignment at Firestone). No problems, the techs know how to do it, now that they are rolling out the DAS software - some stores that do not have the software update may refuse to do it (has not happened to me since I have gone to the one store for years and they knew how to align it before the software updates were being rolled out).
 

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Where I work gotta go through some roads that bad like Knight roads.
Plenty of uneven potholes.
The dealership told me that most likely the roads I drive through/on caused the alignment issues.
I go through them roads 6 days a week.
You can't separate the DAS from the steering. If you have DAS, only a dealer can do the alignment properly. An aligmnment with a DAS equipped car requires a DAS alignment procedure. Otherwise you are wasting your time and money.

Do YOU actually have DAS? I see the OP said they did.

We have some God awful roads in in SE Wisconsin. Worse now that winter is here and will be even worse in April during the thaw. My car is turning six years old and has 51K miles. I've never needed an alignment. You should only need an alignment if something is worn or damaged. It is hard to tell if the steering is off a bit with DAS because of its unique properties. The best indicator of if you need an alignment is tire wear.
I checked the window sticker and doesn't say anything about DAS but it has steering options on my screen.
Only 2 choices.
A Standard or Sport option.
I check online and other vehicles has at least 4 options like soft steering, hard, snow and etc...
So I really not sure if my 2018 q50 lux 3.0T has the DAS ...or drive by wire as my co worker told me
 

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Where I work gotta go through some roads that bad like Knight roads.
Plenty of uneven potholes.
The dealership told me that most likely the roads I drive through/on caused the alignment issues.
I go through them roads 6 days a week.

I checked the window sticker and doesn't say anything about DAS but it has steering options on my screen.
Only 2 choices.
A Standard or Sport option.
I check online and other vehicles has at least 4 options like soft steering, hard, snow and etc...
So I really not sure if my 2018 q50 lux 3.0T has the DAS ...or drive by wire as my co worker told me
DAS is an option on the 2018 3.0T Luxe that is part of the Proactive Package. That also includes Lane Departure Warning/Prevention, High Beam Assist, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Intervention, Eco pedal, auto leveling headlights, Distance Control Assist and front seat pre-crash seat belts.

The fact that you have only two options (Standard and Sport) for steering options would indicate that you do not have DAS.
 

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DAS is an option on the 2018 3.0T Luxe that is part of the Proactive Package. That also includes Lane Departure Warning/Prevention, High Beam Assist, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Intervention, Eco pedal, auto leveling headlights, Distance Control Assist and front seat pre-crash seat belts.

The fact that you have only two options (Standard and Sport) for steering options would indicate that you do not have DAS.
Best news I heard so far.
Meaning I can do the alignments else where without the dealership prices.
Thanks for the info.
 
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