Porsche Wheel Alignment

Does My Porsche Need A Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignment plays a critical role in your vehicle’s performance and the longevity of your tires. Driving comfort, cornering, and braking can all be affected by a single wheel being out of alignment. As we drive, our suspension works to smooth out rough patches and uneven road surfaces. However, excessively rough roads or sudden jolts from unexpected potholes or curbs can cause your suspension to shift slightly, resulting in your wheels being misaligned.

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Alignment?

  • Steering wheel vibration.
  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right while driving, and/or while braking.
  • Uneven or increased tire wear and shortened tire lifespan.
  • Steering wheel is tilted when vehicle is driving straight.

How Long Does a Wheel Alignment Take?

A wheel alignment will on average take about an hour to complete. If there are damaged parts that need to be replaced, it can take longer depending on the situation. Typically a wheel alignment is performed with other services like an oil change or brake repair, so the total time can vary. If you have a tight schedule, give us a quick call at 425-412-4114 and one of our service advisors will help find a time that's right for you.

How Often Do I Need a Wheel Alignment?

We recommend that you get a wheel alignment every 2-3 years depending on the condition of the roads you usually drive on, or if you regularly modify your vehicle. You can specifically schedule a wheel alignment service, but we recommend having it done in conjunction with your routine maintenance schedule.

What Causes Wheel Alignment Issues?

Below are common causes for a bad wheel alignment. If you've experienced any of the following, we suggest bringing your Porsche in for a wheel alignment.

  • Regularly driving on bumpy, cracked, pothole-ridden, or gravel/dirt roads.
  • Hitting a pothole or curb (resulting in a sharp jolting sensation).
  • Driving with worn-out parts like loose suspension, flat/under-inflated tires, bent wheels.
  • Rubbing or scraping from lowering your vehicle or install new aftermarket wheels/tires.

Porsche Wheel Alignment Service

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms in your vehicle, contact our Dealership Make] service department to make an appointment with one of our certified technicians. Unsure if that dirt road or pothole affected your alignment? Our technicians will measure your vehicle’s camber, toe, and caster settings to confirm whether the suspension has moved out of tolerance, and requires an alignment.