How to Buy a Good Quality Tie Rod End

Your vehicle's steering system is likely made up of a pinion and rack. Within this system are tie rods, which play a role in moving the tires on your car. These tie rods are found on both of the steering rack ends.

Tie rod ends wear down over time thanks to the beating they take as you drive. In general, mechanics typically recommend that you have them inspected on a regular basis so that you don’t get to the point where they are badly damaged.

Are you suddenly starting to hear a strange knocking sound coming from your car in the front end? Do you feel it pulling to one side as you drive? If you answer yes to either of these questions, your tie rod end could be the culprit, and it could be time to replace it.

Here are some helpful tips to help you choose the correct tie rod end for your vehicle:

  • Start by getting a quote, or pricing for replacing the tie rods on both sides of the vehicle. This will ensure even wear and tear.

  • Within your quote, factor in the cost of an alignment. Mechanics will often end up recommending this step as well.

  • Inspecting and replacing a tie rod end is usually best left to the professionals. They can educate you on the different brands, and features that differentiate them.

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Chuck

10 years of experience
336 reviews
Chuck
10 years of experience
BMW 328i xDrive L6-3.0L - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Inner, Front Right Inner, Front Left Outer, Front Right Outer) - Allen, Texas
I was glad i had Chuck come over to work on my car. He was very professional. He encountered several unexpected issues while performing the job due to frozen parts but he knows exactly what to do and how to do it. He suggested me additional details and information regarding some other issues to be taken care of as well. It’s definitely worth every penny we spent on this job. Thanks chuck.
Nissan Maxima - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Inner, Front Right Inner, Front Left Outer, Front Right Outer) - Lewisville, Texas
Second time we’ve had Chuck work on our vehicle. Wont hesitate to have him out again for other repairs.

Collins

12 years of experience
469 reviews
Collins
12 years of experience
Nissan Versa Note L4-1.6L - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Outer, Front Right Outer) - Atlanta, Georgia
Collins arrived on time and was very professional. He was honest, patient and answered all of my questions This is my first time using this service and I am very pleased. I would use it again and have already recommended it to my family.
Pontiac G6 - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Outer, Front Right Outer) - Atlanta, Georgia
Collins is easy to be around. I kept him company and chatted him out. He responedd very kindly to me

Corey

17 years of experience
316 reviews
Corey
17 years of experience
Honda Pilot V6-3.5L - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Outer, Front Right Outer) - Charlotte, North Carolina
Corey always goes above and beyond expectations! He has been a repeat mechanic on both of my vehicles since I joined YourMechanic, going on three years now.

Ben

41 years of experience
1391 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox V6-3.4L - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Inner) - Houston, Texas
Ben was timely, courteous and very professional. He arrived on time and went above and beyond customer service. He was efficient and did the job in a timely manner. I would highly recommend!

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